Celebrity stroke cases raise awareness about leading cause of death, disability in the U.S.

When legendary actress Debbie Reynolds passed away just a day after her daughter, Carrie Fisher, died of a heart attack, the world mourned yet another beloved celebrity whose life was cut short by a stroke. Reynolds’ stroke was the latest in a string of high-profile cases that have dominated headlines in recent weeks. Former Houston [Continue Reading]

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]

93 Years Young and Still Volunteering

You won’t find many 93-year-olds actively volunteering in their communities, much less serving at the same organization for 35 years. Avadele Short is not your average volunteer. A chartered member of Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital’s Volunteer Auxiliary, Short began volunteering in 1981, shortly after the hospital first opened. She is the only chartered member, an [Continue Reading]

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]

A Coach’s Year of Uncertainty Ends with Victory

By Lyndsay Hodges It’s hard to believe how much my life has changed during the past year. Last Thanksgiving I couldn’t imagine giving thanks for anything. All I could focus on was praying that my biopsy would come back negative, meaning there was no sign of breast cancer. I tried laughing with my family and [Continue Reading]

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.