Paralyzed after a fall, teen determined to dance at her prom. Read her story.

By Katie Vacek, Needville High School Class of 2017 My senior year at Needville High School was more than halfway complete.  I was a class officer, in National Honor Society, ranked 6th in my graduating class, member of the fighting bluejay band, a 3-year varsity cheerleader, and on the powerlifting team. My future was pretty [Continue Reading]

A severe headache or a stroke? Would you know the difference?

Rex Brown doesn’t remember collapsing at his job, but he does remember the EMS crew showing up and rushing him to Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital in March 2016. What he thought was a bad headache turned out to be much more serious. “EMS was asking me questions and I could tell I was slurring my [Continue Reading]

“Feeling doubly blessed this Mother’s Day after delivering twins early – and two weeks apart.”

by LaTroya Woolridge In September 2016, I found out I was expecting not one, but two babies. The news filled both me and my husband with an overwhelming sense of pride and joy. We knew my pregnancy would be considered high risk because I was 35 and pregnant with twins. With that knowledge, I made [Continue Reading]

When a stroke strikes, do you know where to go?

When Marshall Handy had his first stroke in 2007, he did not receive care from a certified Primary Stroke Center. What he received was an injection, discharge papers and the challenge of teaching himself to walk and write again. Fast forward to 2017 when Handy had his second, more severe, stroke at age 67. This [Continue Reading]

“He saved my leg from amputation.”

Karen Adair is thankful for the small things: like being able to walk and wear shoes. She didn’t know if either of those ordinary activities would ever be possible again after developing a pain in her foot that kept her from walking, coupled with a bypass surgery on  her leg  that never healed. “We never [Continue Reading]