MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A South Florida man showed his appreciation to the doctors, nurses, and staff at Broward Health Medical Center in a unique and special way, two months after he was rushed there suffering from a stroke.
On February 1st, skateboard technician Michael Devlin was rushed to Broward Health Medical Center after suffering a stroke.READ MORE: Jimmy Butler Scores 41, Heat Take Game 1 From Celtics 118-107
Now, just two months later he has made a full recovery.
It’s a miracle he says he owes to the team of nurses and doctors at the hospital.
“The one thing I specifically remember is being told we will not leave you, you’re not going to be alone. So that was a big thing to me because that’s not something that you can teach that in a person, that’s something that they have inside of them, like a family trait,” Devlin said.
“When you’re in there, you’re in their hands, and you gotta trust that they’re gonna do their thing, that’s what I did, and that’s how I came back.”
The nurse who treated Devlin said if he would’ve come in just minutes later, he wouldn’t be here today.READ MORE: MDFR Identifies "Voice In The Rubble" Victim
“Someone that he works with was able to notice it right away, and they got him to the hospital in a timely manner, and we were able to take care of him.” Said intensive care unit nurse Caitlyn Farrar.
“If he were to have come a little later on, it could have been a lot worse.”
Miraculously, after months of physical therapy, Devlin recovered.
Now, he’s using his love of skateboarding to make a custom one-of-a-kind deck for the nurse who helped save his life.
Devlin said it’s his way to honor her, and the care she gave him.
“This is a representation of how I feel about you guys, you’re a family of superheroes, and you save people’s lives.”MORE NEWS: Opera Singer, Fashion Designer Radmila Lolly Thrills Miami Heat Fans With Custom-Designed Ball Gowns
Devlin said while he can never fully repay those doctors and nurses, he hopes the custom skateboard is a reminder of their journey together.