Joseph Smith's hip surgery
The Boston Globe
Joseph Smith, a retired college professor, was fixing his wife’s computer in their Brookline condo when he felt dizzy and fell, breaking his hip. Then, while waiting for hip surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, he suffered a mild heart attack that led to quintuple bypass surgery. Ten days after the fall, operating room nurse Andrea Garipay checked to make sure his broken right leg was marked for surgery, as his older daughter, Ginnie (left), and wife, Brenda, comforted Joe.
Joseph Smith, a retired college professor, was fixing his wife’s computer in their Brookline condo when he felt dizzy and fell, breaking his hip. Then, while waiting for hip surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, he suffered a mild heart attack that led to quintuple bypass surgery. Ten days after the fall, operating room nurse Andrea Garipay checked to make sure his broken right leg was marked for surgery, as his older daughter, Ginnie (left), and wife, Brenda, comforted Joe.
(Globe Staff Photo / Bill Greene)