Teen Athlete Born with Spina Bifida Represents Team USA in Wheelchair Racing

By Jade Waddy When you see Jacob Allen, 18, racing around the track you would never know he’s only been competing for three years. The Ukraine-born athlete was born with spina bifida, a birth defect that occurs when the spine and spinal cord don’t form properly. But that hasn’t stopped Allen from displaying tremendous athleticism [Continue Reading]

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Astros’ Smallest Fans Show Their Support with the Help of Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital

By Alyson Ward Some people are just born to be Houston Astros fans. That includes the newborns in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, who all got tiny Astros T-shirts this month to celebrate the team’s run to the World Series. When Houston’s home team advanced to the American League [Continue Reading]

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Battling and Overcoming Sarcoma During Her Senior Year, Grace Graduates as Valedictorian

By Drew Munhausen Grace Mosby had been a dancer all of her life. An overall top student in her class at Stratford High School, Mosby was also an officer on the school’s drill team. It’s common for dancers to experience soreness from time to time, so Mosby powered through the pain she began to feel [Continue Reading]

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Follow Up Friday: Catching Up with Beau and His Heart

By Evan Koch It’s been more than a year since Beau Wyble had open heart surgery at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital. Now 18 months old, the walker and burgeoning talker’s progress and appearance leave little signs of the heart defect he was born with or the innovative procedure that corrected it. Beau’s energy level is [Continue Reading]

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Infant Who Suffered 50 Seizures a Day Remains Seizure-Free Nearly Four Years Later

By Drew Munhausen As Wesley Robertson, 4, dashes happily across a room, laughing and playing with other children, it’s impossible to guess that he once suffered up to 50 seizures in a single day. Wesley was born with epilepsy that could not be controlled with medication. His parents, April and Scott Robertson, had accepted that [Continue Reading]

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After Devastating Injury, Physical Therapy Leads Gymnast to Nationals

By Drew Munhausen In May 2018, 10-year-old Emily was demonstrating a series of back handsprings in her yard. She had been involved in competitive gymnastics for a few years, competing regionally with goals to compete at a national level. On the last handspring, Emily’s elbow dislocated, causing her excruciating pain. An emergency room trip ended [Continue Reading]

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