“151 Days in the NICU: The Story of My Miracle Micro-Preemies”

By Stephanie Laskoskie   Inevitably, when I tell people the story of our twins, their first response is, “Wow, there were truly angels watching over them.” Two years later and that response still makes me smile. When we found out we were pregnant with twins, we were truly overjoyed, as well as a bit overwhelmed [Continue Reading]

H.A.P.P.Y. Boot Camp Empowers Children to Make Healthier Choices

Going to the grocery store  will never be the same for  Elizabeth Pastrana and her daughter, Genesis, 12, who recently graduated from a specialized camp designed to teach kids how to exercise, eat healthy and build self-esteem. “Now, when I go out shopping and pick up sodas, Genesis will tell me that sodas aren’t allowed [Continue Reading]

Four for the Fourth: Houston Couple Welcomes Quadruplets Home from the Hospital

One Southwest Houston family has four reasons to celebrate this Fourth of July. This Independence Day, Linda and Thomas Agi welcomed home newborn quadruplets from the Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), four weeks after they made their debut in the world. The three girls and one boy were born June 1, [Continue Reading]

From Brain Injury to Graduations, Sid Fights to Be There for His Family

For Navy veteran Sid Lord, being active was always a part of his life. The former airline pilot would use layovers to run triathlons and marathons across the world. “I’ve always been active whether it was running, biking or just moving with my kids,” said Lord, 53. In early 2018, Lord was biking in his [Continue Reading]

Woman Gets Her Life Back After Innovative Procedure to Treat Her Asthma

Wanda Oropeza’s severe adult-onset asthma kept her confined to her home like a prisoner. “I couldn’t do anything. I couldn’t play with my grandkids. I couldn’t run errands. I kept ending up in the emergency room with respiratory failure. I was at the point where I was about to start making funeral arrangements,” Oropeza remembers. [Continue Reading]