Why Not? Competing as an Extreme Athlete After Amputation

By Jade Waddy For Artis Thompson, III, there’s nothing that he can’t do as an extreme athlete. Growing up in Houston, Thompson was active in sports despite the doubts and opinions of naysayers due to his weight. Those opinions fueled his adrenaline to give his best on the field and carried his football career all [Continue Reading]

When Heart Arrhythmia Disrupts Your Life

By Lindsey Klingensmith For more than half his life, David Lawrence, now 57, has been living with a heart arrhythmia called Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT). Simply put, SVT is a faster-than-normal heart rhythm that begins in the heart’s upper two chambers.  Symptoms can include heart palpitations, chest pain, fainting, fatigue, lightheadedness and sweating. Beginning at Age 26 [Continue Reading]

This Prostate Cancer Survivor Has Important Advice for Other Men

By Meredith Whittemore Larry Yeglin isn’t afraid to share the story of his cancer journey. “I’ve found many men are reluctant to talk about prostate cancer. Luckily for me, a good friend of mine mentored me through the process. Now I hope to do the same for others,” says Yeglin. It was 2015 when blood work [Continue Reading]

Houston’s Singing Nurse Competes for Grand Prize This Week on America’s Got Talent

By Shannon Dillon As if her day-to-day responsibilities as a utilization review specialist at Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and raising two sons weren’t enough, Christina Wells’ star continues to rise on America’s Got Talent (AGT). The singing sensation is now a semifinalist in the competition and is preparing to go against 21 other acts for the grand prize. [Continue Reading]

Firefighters’ Epic Lip Sync Challenge Leads to a Surprise Visit for Houston’s Hospitalized Kids

By Evan Koch Earlier this summer, the Spring Fire Department (SFD) showcased its talents by performing in a lip sync challenge music video, generating more than 100,000 views on Facebook and local media coverage. SFD’s encore to that performance was a surprise visit to Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston. When several SFD firefirefighters stopped by [Continue Reading]

Heart Patient Celebrates His Third Birthday by Visiting the Staff who Saved His Life

By Evan Koch When Ian Sisco returned to Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital in 2018, his latest visit stood in stark contrast to his first one back in 2015. When Ian was less than one day old, he was transported to the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) by Memorial Hermann Life Flight®. Ten days later, [Continue Reading]