10 years after boating accident, teen gets final surgery

Dr. Nicholas Vedder

Dr. Peter Neligan

It was a windy day back in 2008. Lily James was in a boat on Lake Washington with her family and friends when the wind lifted an inflatable that was tied to a rope. Like a vise, the rope caught her legs and pulled her overboard. Her feet were almost severed.

Now, more than 10 years later, Lily is getting what Drs. Nicholas Vedder, Professor, Chief of Division of Plastic Surgery and Peter Neligan, Professor & Chief,
UWMC Center for Reconstructive Surgery, think will be the last surgery related to the injury.