Alison Bedingfield Delgado had a conventional upbringing. Alison excelled in academics and athletics, graduating class valedictorian. She was a member of the four-time state champion cross country team.
In her first-time entry into the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon, the unknown 22-year-old placed first in the women’s division. Then, in 2010, as a newly wed and second-year pediatric resident, Alison was hit by a car while cycling. Her husband, an emergency helicopter physician was dispatched to treat an unidentified traffic victim and bring her back to University of Cincinnati Medical Center—only to discover the patient was his wife.
Alison had suffered a traumatic brain injury and developed aneurysms that required surgery and intensive rehabilitation therapy. With patience and determination, the young physician completed her medical training and is now a practicing pediatrician.
Dr. Delgado hopes that her story will be an inspiration for others who face seemingly impossible odds.