Dear Dr. Goldberger,
I would like to thank you for all you did for Brad. Specifically, your caring and compassion to his plight and the extraordinary work you did in the operating room, which resulted in his leg healing and being in optimal condition.
Brad injured his leg on August 20, 2008, and was operated on by you on September 3. Brad suffered a fracture of the femur and a torn ligament. The operation proved to be a little more difficult than expected but you felt confident that what was done would hold and that he would at some point be able to resume normal activities. I think Brad’s first question in the recovery room was when would he be able to wrestle. Your first inclination was that it would not be until winter 2010.
On January 27, 2009, you cleared Brad to normal activities. There were three regular matches left in the wrestling season. Brad lost the first match and won the last two. On Sunday, February 8, 2009, Brad competed in a school-wrestling tournament, which was the final event for the 2009 wrestling season. He was seeded fifth, as he did not have much of a record to use when seeding was determined. However, Brad wrestled five matches, pinning each of his opponents and came in first. As he received his medal I thought of you, and all that you did for him. Your outstanding work brought him back to the sport he loves. Attached is a picture of Brad on the podium.