Lorenzo Gallo

Lorenzo Gallo received a second chance at life thanks to St. Michael’s angel.

Lorenzo Gallo was riding his motorcycle when he hit a patch of sand.

Dr. Ahmed is my angel.
– Lorenzo Gallo

“I remember flying up into the air and seeing a fire hydrant as I was coming down. I knew I was in trouble.”

“Dr. Ahmed is my angel,” says Lorenzo. “She saved my life.”

But Lorenzo was brought to St. Michael’s, one of only two centres in Toronto that treats adults for severe traumatic injuries like those sustained from automobile crashes or serious falls. Patients across Ontario are often flown to St. Michael’s Hospital to receive this highly specialized critical care. And trauma surgeon Dr. Najma Ahmed and her team went to work.

Seven operations and four months of care later, Lorenzo was back on his feet. When he got married, Dr. Ahmed was there. “Dr. Ahmed is my angel,” says Lorenzo. “She saved my life.”