When the First Responder Becomes the Trauma Victim

Since he was a young boy, Officer Nestor “Nacho” Garcia, 25, dreamed of becoming a police officer. It was something he always saw for his future. He made his dream a reality when he turned 21 and applied to join the Houston Police Academy and officially became a police officer in 2016. “It was the [Continue Reading]

Educating Others About the Dangers of Diabetes

Tom Sanders has advice for all people with diabetes: “Don’t ignore your symptoms, the signs of illness or your doctor’s orders.”  He speaks from experience. Eight years ago when Tom was diagnosed with diabetes, he strived to make his health a priority and develop a better lifestyle. He changed his diet and incorporated physical activity [Continue Reading]

Getting Physical to Get His Life Back after Parkinson’s Diagnosis

Before being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, John Salvador had been experiencing tremors, slower movement, sleepiness, loss of interest in maintaining his garden and difficulty getting into and out of vehicles due to stiffness in his legs. He also had trouble signing his name and had lost his ability to juggle. In 2014, at an appointment [Continue Reading]

Taking On IRONMAN After Shoulder Surgery: Erin’s Story

  When Erin Sosdian’s shoulder started to hurt during her sophomore year of college in 2011, the swimmer at Northwestern University at first shrugged it off. She knew it was a common complaint for swimmers at some point in their careers. One of the most difficult aspects of being a collegiate swimmer is trying to [Continue Reading]

Finding Hope and Healing in the Comfort of a 167-Pound Pet Therapy Dog

By Stephanie Florom I am a self-proclaimed animal lover and I especially love big dogs. Not only is working with them what I do for a living as a veterinary technician, I also have three four-legged kids of my own. In November 2017, I was pregnant with my first child. Due to complications–my water broke [Continue Reading]