Calkins: ‘Miracle’ teen thrown from sled and impaled on a tractor spike

By , Daily Memphian Updated: February 18, 2021 1:23 PM CT | Published: February 17, 2021 10:51 PM CT
Geoff Calkins
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Geoff Calkins

Geoff Calkins has been chronicling Memphis and Memphis sports for more than two decades. He is host of "The Geoff Calkins Show" from 9-11 a.m. M-F on 92.9 FM. Calkins has been named the best sports columnist in the country five times by the Associated Press sports editors, but still figures his best columns are about the people who make Memphis what it is.

Sam Reid was impaled when the rope attaching his sled to a four-wheeler broke and sent him flying into a metal tractor spike. Four days after the accident, his family wants to thank the brilliant surgical team at Regional One Health Medical Center for saving their son.

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