Patient Stories

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Patient Story

Rebuilding a life

Fearing the worst while hoping for the best, a 33-year-old construction worker resists seeking treatment for paralysis until the 11th hour.

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‘Is he going to make it?’

The Ramirez children are all impacted in some way by hemophilia and other bleeding disorders. Through a 17-year relationship with their doctor, they've learned to thrive.

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Bed rest and baby love, times three

From joy and sorrow, from love and loss comes the long-awaited addition of healthy triplets.

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‘If you think something is off, take care of it’

After conquering endometrial cancer, Glenna Veneberg wants other women to pay attention to their symptoms.

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‘Lucky girl’

Twelve-year-old Skylar Darga battles cystic fibrosis and embraces life with gusto.

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The tiniest ring bearer

They wanted their preemie son at their wedding, so they wed in the chapel of the children's hospital where he has spent his first six months of life.

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‘It changed my whole world’

After suffering years of debilitating seizures, a mother finds hope in a team of doctors and regains life after brain surgery.

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Bravo, Book Fairy

Wendy McLenithan opens magical new worlds to children beyond patient rooms.

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‘This was a big wake-up call for me’

Michelle Jones stared down her mortality when diagnosed with breast cancer. Now, she looks toward the present—and the future.

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‘I’ve been very fortunate’

Walter Sergeant lived with a heart murmur for years until a non-invasive heart procedure fixed his defective valve for good.

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Crusaders come to play

Kids see superheroes 'as symbols of strength, or hope, or a thousand other feelings they can connect with' —Spider-Man

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‘They’ve expanded what we thought was possible’

Christopher Cranson's scar reminds him of his congenital heart defect, but he's not conceding to limitations.