Jeannie Wood returns to her love of painting after surviving an unthinkable attack

By Jade Waddy Jeannie Wood vividly remembers the moment she was attacked by two family pit bulls she had previously interacted with. “I was at my son’s house picking up my granddaughter and I remember the dogs were really agitated and I thought they were going to fight each other,” Wood said. “I called my [Continue Reading]

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Stroke survivor was in the right place, at the right time

By Jade Waddy Brenda Erickson awoke the morning of Feb. 24, 2018 anticipating she would be heading home after a spending the night under observation at the Emergency Center at Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. But as she got dressed, she began to feel dizzy. It would be three more weeks before she went [Continue Reading]

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Follow-Up Friday: Back in uniform after being a trauma patient

By Jade Waddy Officer Nestor Garcia’s dream of being a police officer was tragically put on hold when he was struck by a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed during a routine traffic stop in 2017. Garcia underwent lifesaving surgery at the Red Duke Trauma Institute at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, where they [Continue Reading]

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Saving a Hero: Santa Fe High School’s Officer John Barnes Reunites with Life Flight Crew

By Jade Waddy There were countless times over the course of his 23-year career with the Houston Police Department (HPD) that Officer John Barnes witnessed Memorial Hermann Life Flight® rush to the scene and whisk away trauma victims to receive life-saving care. He never imagined he would one day find himself aboard the signature red [Continue Reading]

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The Healing Power of Art: BJ’s Story

By Shannon Dillon Carefree, full of life and surrounded by a lot of laughter and love. That’s the childhood BJ Smith, now 28 years old, remembers.  Growing up in the Acadiana region of south Louisiana, Smith worked part time with his grandfather at the family’s furniture business. “I’m a proud Cajun,” Smith said. At an [Continue Reading]

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