Patient Stories

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‘You’ve gotta keep moving’

Triathlete Rob Norris is in his mid-70s, with hip replacement surgery in his rear-view mirror. Nothing has slowed his training regimen.

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‘It is such a joy’

Nurse midwives focus on empowering women through pregnancy and childbirth.

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A tale of two strokes

After back-to-back strokes, each reversed with a thrombectomy, Gary Cole, 74, feels ‘darn lucky’ to be getting back to life as usual.

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‘We were lucky’

How a medical resident with a knack for forming relationships helped a "tough guy" welder battle pulmonary embolism.

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‘God blessed me with a miracle baby’

Becky Powers tried for five years to get pregnant. She finally did, but the swine flu nearly killed her and her unborn baby.

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Light up the night for kids

Help say good night and send best wishes to kiddos at the children's hospital by participating in Project Night Lights.

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‘They call me the million-dollar head’

His right side once paralyzed by a life-threatening brain hemorrhage, Fabian Vasquez is now back at school and riding a bike.

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Falling into place

Breast cancer survivor Mary Rottier has joined forces with her therapy dogs to deliver a message of hope and healing.

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‘An army of angels’

Baby Mistha conquers a rare and deadly disease with help from an experimental drug and her mom's bone marrow.

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‘A light at the end of that tunnel’

Midlife triggered a complex set of women’s health issues for Molly Davidson.

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‘At no time did I have any fear’

A former high school principal battles his way through four cancers and two transplants. His goal now? To encourage others for however long he has left.

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‘All I can do is thank God’

A pregnant mother, paralyzed by a stroke, makes a remarkable recovery.