Facing Sudden Cardiac Death and Living to Tell About It

Tragedy was on the Stone family’s doorstep, but luckily, it never got the chance to come inside. “I could’ve died, there’s no doubt in my mind. Thankfully, that’s not the case,” said James Stone, a 52-year-old father of three. One day last November, Stone started feeling sick and began vomiting, but he chalked it up [Continue Reading]

Tashika Varma

A Triathlete’s Determination to Ride Again After Being Struck by a Car

Photo by Aaron Palaian. It was an extremely hot but otherwise normal Houston summer day, and Cheyenne Meyer was participating in her last bike ride before the big triathlon championship race. Meyer, an elite-level triathlete, was well on her way to becoming a professional triathlete but little did she know that, within seconds, her life [Continue Reading]

Tashika Varma

Top Ten List: 2016’s Most Heartwarming, Impactful Posts

As 2016 comes to a close, we look back on some of the blog posts that resonated most with readers. 2016 was a year of overcoming obstacles, educating the public about serious health issues and honoring those who have made an impact on the lives of others.  Here’s a chance to read the top ten [Continue Reading]

Tashika Varma

A Renewed Celebration of Life This Holiday Season

Dominic Larkin was only 18 months old when he followed the family dog out the back door and fell into the family’s hot tub.  What transpired in the days, weeks and months following the accident has the Larkin family celebrating the gift of life this holiday season.

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Don’t Let “Illness Grinch” Spoil Your Holiday Fun: Help is a Phone Call Away.

It’s the holiday season. You’ve planned. You made a list and checked it twice. The decorations are up; the shopping is done; the table is set and relatives are en route. The fun starts, then the unexpected happens – a sick child, a faint relative or even you fall ill. What to do? Emergency center [Continue Reading]

Tashika Varma

Minutes Count When Your Child’s Bump on the Head Becomes Life-threatening

Landon’s injury at first seemed minor, a small bump on the head during a harmless game in his elementary school gymnasium. It was a typical Tuesday afternoon and the 7-year-old had been playing “four corners” during his school P.E.  class when his feet became tangled with a classmate’s, and he fell to the ground fast, [Continue Reading]

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