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March 13, 2013

Doctor recalls 17-hour struggle to save 6-month-old Jonylah

Pediatric surgeon Dr. Mark Slidell's pager beeped Monday afternoon, notifying him of a trauma case at Comer Children's Hospital.

It was a 6-month-old, 18-pound baby girl.

Bullets had pierced Jonylah Watkins' shoulder, groin and abdomen, tearing through her lung, diaphragm, liver and intestines. She was laboring to breathe and bleeding to death, Slidell said.

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