Saving Austyn’s Arm

By Natasha Barrett One little girl and her mother stood at their hospital room door eagerly waiting. “He’s right there!” another girl yelled. The dog’s furry tail wagged happily from side to side while walking down the hallway of Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital as kids waited to catch a glimpse of Dexter, the golden retriever [Continue Reading]

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Teen, ejected from a vehicle, is thankful for a second chance at life

By Jade Waddy An act of heroism sent 17-year-old Lacy Johnson down a path that would change her outlook on life. While on summer break from high school, Johnson was ejected from a vehicle she was a passenger in, after it lost control. “I took off my seatbelt to help the driver try to regain [Continue Reading]

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From the Garden to the ER: Michael’s Heartfelt Journey

By Shannon Dillon Within three hours, a day of gardening for Michael Lawrence ended with unsettling health diagnosis.  Last August, Lawrence was in his backyard gardening–one of his favorite hobbies. He had just planted a Texas sage and walked to the front driveway to get a bag of mulch out of his car.  Even though [Continue Reading]

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Life and Basketball: Peter Berry, the nation’s No. 1 high school wheelchair basketball player lends advice and shares how TIRR Memorial Hermann shaped his life

By Jade Waddy In July 2011, Peter Berry was involved in a tragic motor vehicle collision, suffering spinal cord injuries that left him paralyzed from the waist down when he was just 9 years old. Berry was introduced to wheelchair basketball when he joined the TIRR Memorial Hermann Junior Hotwheels team at age 10. With [Continue Reading]

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Feeling the breeze again and flying free, after years battling multiple sclerosis

By Jade Waddy Kathleen Evans vividly remembers feeling the Houston breeze on her cheek, hearing the birds chirping and people laughing, while at TIRR Memorial Hermann. It’s a moment the 61-year-old doesn’t take for granted. In 1979, at 21 years old, Evans was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS), a chronic, often disabling, neurological disorder affecting [Continue Reading]

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