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]

Repaired and Ready to Compete in IRONMAN Texas

Triathlete Lawrence Waldron is about to face the beast that sidelined him with an injury last year. In spring 2017, Waldron had been doing body weight exercises as part of his training for IRONMAN Texas’s grueling 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bicycle ride and 26.2-mile run, when something went wrong. “I had been working on a gymnastics-like move [Continue Reading]

Finally Breathing Easy After A Lifesaving Lung Transplant: Edna’s Story

Edna Doberson can breathe easy now. It’s one of many luxuries chronic lung disease had once stolen from her—and it’s near the top of a long list of things she is thankful for: Time with family and Elveret, her husband of more than 50 years; her daughter, Andrea; walks with friends; activities at her beloved [Continue Reading]

“Sharing What I’ve Learned from Surviving Two Strokes”

By Craig Williams In the past three years, I have survived two strokes. The experience changed me in many ways, but it also gave me a new calling in life: connecting with other stroke survivors and caregivers to offer hope during difficult times. One day in May 2015, I was sitting at my desk in [Continue Reading]

Traveling Halfway Around the World for Lifesaving Treatments in Houston

With some of the nation’s best hospitals, surgeons and rehabilitation facilities, Houstonians may take for granted the specialized medical care provided across the Bayou City and its surrounding communities. It’s a level of care that inspires people from all over the world to travel here. Haya, a native of Kuwait, is living testimony to that. “I [Continue Reading]