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Inspire

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Patient Story

A surgeon’s 1-pound patient

Born 14 weeks early with a surprising complication, Jameson Haight became one doctor’s smallest surgical patient ever.

Patient Story

The best little man

This 11-year-old gained great wisdom from the seat of a wheelchair. His indomitable spirit and quick smile lift up all those he encounters.

Patient Story

The magical music of Matthew

Born blind, a 14-year-old boy has become a virtuoso who sees colors within the most intricate sounds of music.

Patient Story

Visions of better tomorrows

Not all strokes happen quickly. But quick action still makes all the difference.

Patient Story

Living life to the fullest

Even while his body grows weaker from Parkinson’s disease, Daniel McCarthy’s spirit remains strong.

Patient Story

‘It’s amazing he survived’

After a car crashed through a store and struck Elias Dababneh, it took a team to save his life and set him on the road to recovery.

Patient Story

‘I collapsed like Jell-O’

Paralyzed by Guillain-Barré syndrome, Rich Toole found his way back to mobility through intense physical therapy and unyielding positivity.

Patient Story

Aurora’s whirlwind start

A little fighter beats all the odds to overcome congenital heart disease shortly after her birth.

Patient Story

A bolder voice

Amid a second bout of breast cancer, Kathy Shoemaker's faith has become stronger than ever.

Patient Story

Back in the race

Ted Droski suffered the loss of a leg in a sudden car crash. He has since become a shining example of how the human spirit can emerge from adversity stronger than ever.

Patient Story

‘I’m here for a reason’

Surviving sudden cardiac arrest, 17-year-old Luke Anhalt discovers new insights into sports, life and faith.

Patient Story

‘We’re here to celebrate with you’

Two families connected by organ donation meet to honor the gift of a young man's heart, now living on in another.

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