Patient Stories

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Patient Story

‘We just have to look forward’

After a nearly three-year battle against childhood cancer, Schuyler Kleibusch reaches the Super Bowl.

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‘I think I’m having a heart attack’

David Eck thought he was in the clear after surviving a heart attack miles offshore in the Gulf Coast. But years later, fear returned.

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‘He’s a superstar’

One-year-old Isaac arrives from Honduras for medical care and wins over his caregiving team.

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‘I was in bring-me-to-tears pain’

A rare wrist surgery offers welcome relief for a woman who gave up golf and bowling because of a crippling condition.

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‘They helped me dance again’

Reflexology helps a four-time cancer survivor dance at his son's wedding.

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For kids, a ‘judgment-free zone’

A special team shows that openness, honesty and acceptance go a long way in helping youngsters achieve optimal health.

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‘They’re miracles’

Bacteria from tainted food nearly killed two young sisters. A skilled medical team—and plenty of prayers—pulled them from the brink.

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On the road again

It started with hiccups. More than a year later, long-haul trucker Ken White, 70, has conquered esophageal cancer and returned to the road.

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RSV ‘in full force’ this year

Children's hospital emergency department sees a number of infants and children suffering from this respiratory virus.

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Now that’s an EXIT

Genesis Boss came into the world in a very rare procedure, which allowed doctors to open her blocked airway before birth.

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‘His whole story has been a miracle’

Adopted from China with heart defects, Isaiah Lunsford receives a life-changing surgical fix.

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May the force heal you

Star Wars characters visit patients and lift spirits at children's hospital.