Aces of Trades: Thankful Burgess uses emergency care to give back

NEWARK — Sometimes life's challenges turn into a successful career. 'As a kid, I spent a lot of time hunting, fishing and riding ATVs with my frien...

March 19, 2023
2:36 AM

NEWARK — Sometimes life's challenges turn into a successful career. 'As a kid, I spent a lot of time hunting, fishing and riding ATVs with my friends. I also played baseball," Eric Burgess said. "This was challenging sometimes because of a birth defect that caused a six-inch length discrepancy in my left leg. As a child, I had 17 operations to correct the birth defect. I think because of all the surgeries, medical treatment, and physical therapy, I always thought I would be a physical therapist or orthopedic surgeon.

Drew Bracken