Patient Stories

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Patient Story

Free from seizures at last

Learn how a robot named ROSA helped this epilepsy patient reclaim his life.

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Bingo brightens spirits

Being hospitalized doesn't stop these kiddos from joining in on the excitement. 'This is a lot of fun,' one boy says after he wins twice in a row.

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‘I broke down in tears’

Baby Otto's parents are the first to benefit from a care coordination program that allows for one-stop pediatric care.

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Slam dunk smiles

High fives and selfies. Branden Dawson is in the house.

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‘I didn’t know they were dangerous’

Five members of the Cool family get diagnosed with abdominal aortic aneurysms.

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Cancer survivor dreams of helping sick kids be kids

'The way you live a life bigger than you imagine is when you realize that life isn’t about yourself. It’s about how we can create something together.'

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Don’t let anxiety or depression take control

Feeling blue and disconnected from life? Seek help because there's no need to suffer.

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DJ Kim Carson spins a different tune with colon cancer

'It changed my life. It made me realize I don't have unlimited time on this earth and if there's something you want to do, you better do it now.'

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‘You think differently about your future’

Targeted chemo helps keep lung cancer from taking a toll on Pete Harkema.

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Cancer: A life-changing diagnosis

'I needed to prove to myself this was not going to stop me.'

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‘God knit her together’

Little Vivvy blossoms after flying halfway around the world to get life-changing cleft palate and lip surgery.

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Melanoma versus the molecular mob

When his cancer came back, Eric Stimac turned to personalized medicine to beat it before it could beat him.