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Patient Story

‘The most terrifying thing we have ever done’

After an extremely complicated pregnancy, Mallory Hoeve delivered a healthy baby girl.  “We know how blessed we are,” she says.

Patient Story

‘A brand-new life’

When a spot showed up on David Kidder’s lung X-ray, he turned to a minimally invasive approach for his biopsy and surgery.

Patient Story

‘She’s tenacious’

Kaitlyn Seykora baffled medical professionals all her life. Just last month, a geneticist provided a diagnosis—one so rare, not much is known about it.

Patient Story

‘A beacon of hope’

Katriona VanDoorne has battled cystic fibrosis since birth. New medicine and genetic discoveries finally allow her to breathe easy and look toward better tomorrows.

Patient Story

A stroke at 14—and a remarkable recovery

Zosia Wasylewski was “as healthy as they get” until a blood clot suddenly blocked an artery in her brain.

Patient Story

‘This is a gift’

Thanks to a mechanical heart pump, Sherri Kanten is living life to the fullest.

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‘Everything was kind of junk’

Bariatric buddies lose more than 230 pounds between them.

Patient Story

‘A Christmas miracle’

A year after a sudden cardiac arrest stopped his heart, Gordon Bose looks forward to celebrating his new "first birthday" this holiday.

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‘He can do the impossible’

Henry Brown is defying the odds and working to beat a rare cancer with the help of his sidekick Jack-Jack and a whole team that loves him.

Patient Story

‘A small, big miracle’

Hurtling down the road to amputation, a funeral director undergoes a last-ditch endovascular intervention to save his leg.

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‘Absolutely amazing’

Maxed out on Parkinson’s disease meds and reluctant to give up his active lifestyle, Steve Stampfler opted for deep brain stimulation to bring his tremors under control.

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‘I feel energized’

Not long ago, teenager Madisyn Dame would have been too young for hip surgery. Medical advancements have allowed her to undergo two of them—with incredible results.

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