Simon (Spinal Fusion)

Distance runner Fran Hirsh, age 72, is training for her 33rd half-marathon. While running races at her age is a remarkable feat in itself, Fran’s accomplishments are even more noteworthy considering she underwent a 9-hour fusion surgery 14 months ago. “I had complete confidence in the skill of Dr. Simon. He is a talented surgeon and a wonderful human being,” Fran said recently. “My only regret is that I waited so long and was miserable for all those months.” Read Fran’s full story.