In January, Colton Jones, R.N., a UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital Surgical/Trauma ICU 4 East nurse, was driving to work on Interstate 75 when he witnessed a brutal car accident. His instincts kicked in to help the family that desperately needed his expert care.
Slate Hodges and his two sons, Liam and Lucas, were hit by a semitruck that tossed their car into the air. Jones was quick to help. He crawled into the car and pulled out the two young boys to safety.
After a month of searching, the forever-grateful family found their hero. The Hodges visited Jones on his unit, with many thanks and a photo collage. The experience was emotional for everyone.
Not all heroes wear capes — some wear scrubs!