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Township Woman, Toddler, Reunited With Doctor Who Saved Their Lives

Left to right: Casey Cattell’s husband, Adam, holds their son, Nathan; Casey Cattell; Dr. Marc Milano Casey’s mother, Barbara Gallacher; Casey’s sister Kelly Davis, and Casey’s nephew Jonathan Davis, at Casey’s “survival anniversary” reunion at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Somerville. Photo: RWJUH/Somerset.


A township woman was recently reunited with the doctor who saved the lives of her and her unborn son a year ago.

The reunion occurred on Jan. 17 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Somerville. Casey Cattell, 37, brought her 15-month-old son, Nathan to meet Dr. Marc Milano, chairman of the hospital’s emergency medicine department.

It was Dr. Milano, who diagnosed a bilateral pulmonary emboli in Cattell in June 2015, who received her when she was rushed to the hospital on Oct. 11, 2016 while still pregnant with Nathan. Cattell refers to that day as her “survival anniversary.”

The reuinion was held in to commemorate National Blood Donor Month.

For more information about donating blood at RWJUH Somerset or RWJUH New Brunswick, visit https://www.rwjuhdonorclub.org/ or for RWJUH Somerset, call (908) 685-2926 and for RWJUH New Brunswick, call (732) 235-8100, ext. 248.

Information supplied by Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Somerset.

 

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