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She’s There To Help, But So Many People Help Her

By: Natasha Barrett The man walked through the door of the gift shop and seemed a little lost. He stopped, looked around, almost overwhelmed with his head looking down. The woman behind the counter politely asked if she could help him find what he was looking for. He quickly replied, ‘no’ without even looking up. [Continue Reading]

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One dad’s fight to have a walk to remember with his daughter, after months of health challenges

By Lindsey Klingensmith Roberto Guzman celebrated the start of 2020 with zeal.  With a few exceptions, his daughter’s wedding being one major exception, 2019 was not a great year and he was relieved to see it come to an end. 2019 Health Struggles It started in early January when Guzman experienced dizziness while walking his [Continue Reading]

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Polio survivor returns to TIRR Memorial Hermann as adult for post-polio treatment

By Jade Waddy Dana Cowey vividly remembers when she first arrived at TIRR Memorial Hermann at the age of 3 in 1966 for treatment of polio. Over the next decade, Cowey would come back to TIRR Memorial Hermann once a month for treatment of her polio conditions. TIRR Memorial Hermann can trace its roots back [Continue Reading]

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Gloria Suarez doesn’t let life-changing paralysis stop her from participating in her first marathon

By Jade Waddy Gloria Suarez’s motivation and determination are inspiring. Five years ago, Suarez began experiencing unexplainable back pain. “The pain was so unbearable, I went to the emergency room and was basically unable to stand up,” Suarez said. Doctors eventually discovered a tumor on her spine and several months later she would undergo surgery [Continue Reading]

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