Bradley says thanks to nurses, in a tangible way
PHOTOGRAPH BY PIP KRUGER
Pictured Bradley Silberman, now healthy young man, with nurse Napoleon Botha.
What began all those years ago as an innocent night out, ended tragically in the hospital’s emergency department after a club bouncer had beaten the young man to a pulp.
While the story was recounted in newspapers and on television, Bradley Silberman fought for his life in ICU. Somehow, he survived, but the prognosis of his head injury was not good. The doctor and nurses had saved his life; the rest was up to the power of prayer and Bradley’s determination.
The young 22-year-old, recovering from head and multiple injuries, left the hospital only to return 10 years later as a healthy strapping, grateful young man.
Bradley Silberman wanted to give back. With the assistance of a handful of people, he entered the hospital, laden with gifts for every nurse there. Bradley had survived. An end to an amazing story, one which he will never forget, nor will over 500 grateful nurses at Netcare Sunninghill Hospital.