Follow-Up Friday: Preparing For a Marathon after Losing 215 Pounds

By Drew Munhausen A challenge to eat 18 hot dogs in one sitting at a Houston Astros game eventually led Amer Ismail to completely change his lifestyle. Healthy eating and a more active exercise routine led Ismail to lose more than 215 pounds. Ismail always dreamed of living an active lifestyle. According to Ismail, he [Continue Reading]

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Battling Male Breast Cancer at 90 Years Old: Ray’s Story

By Drew Munhausen At 90 years old, Ray Voelker has had his share of routine health challenges. But in In July 2019, Voelker received a diagnosis he didn’t see coming: breast cancer. “I was blessed that I hadn’t experienced many serious health problems for most of my 90 years,” Voelker said. “I try to stay [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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Helping Families Cope with Cancer

By Drew Munhausen Canopy is a unique cancer survivorship center located at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center. Kate Mahan, a licensed professional counselor, is an added complimentary resource available to Canopy guests who is shedding additional light on her work in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness month. “I am honored to work with survivors, [Continue Reading]

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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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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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