Traumatic Brain Injury Patient Achieves Lifelong Dream 23 Years Later

On May 18, 1995, 7-year-old John Hoover was crossing the street in New Waverly, TX, to play with a friend who lived nearby. At that same time, a car traveling 60 miles per hour came around a blind curve and struck the child. Hoover was flown by Memorial Hermann Life Flight® to Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital. [Continue Reading]

From Stroke Survivor to Avid Runner: Mary’s Story

“What do I need to do to get better?” was the recurring question Mary Gilder asked her doctors and therapists after a stroke in the summer of 2017 left her unable to walk or remember her name. Gilder’s determination, faith and courage propelled her through her journey toward healing. The Day of Her Stroke In [Continue Reading]

Baby Beau is Healthy at Home Thanks to a Novel, Whole-Hearted Surgical Approach

Beau Wyble was where he should be on a Friday night—at home with his parents, Jessica and Andrew Wyble, and his big sister. He was eating and sleeping like most other three-and-a-half-month-olds. Just four days earlier, Beau had made Texas state medical history of sorts when the fingertip-sized hole in his tiny heart was closed [Continue Reading]

Smiles Are Contagious: 4-year-old Spreads Cheer One Smile at a Time

  “Zaidyn is beautiful,” Fareen Jivraj doted about her vivacious son. “He is full of love and care. He’s a very confident young boy, who loves unconditionally and innocently.” The abundant innocence of the 4-year-old is just one of the characteristics that makes Jivraj most proud of her son. She hopes others will get to [Continue Reading]

Building a Stronger Body at Any Age

A little less than three years ago, Jean Hoepfel broke her arm after taking a hard fall during a jog. This isn’t something that someone in her late 60s wanted to be dealing with, but some physical therapy at Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute quickly helped Hoepfel get back on the right track. While [Continue Reading]

“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]