Boy Who Underwent Three Open-Heart Surgeries Pays it Forward

By Evan Koch Every year, Mason Brown makes a pilgrimage back to Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital wearing a custom-printed T-shirt emblazoned with the same slogan. “My heart beats thanks to the awesome CV Surg Team at CMHH.” Erinn Brown, Mason’s mom, has been embossing those words on her son’s shirts for years, each time noting [Continue Reading]

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“Back to Life”: Fighter Learns to Live Again

By Jade Waddy As a child, Abdulmajeed Ali dreamed of one day flying the F-15 fighter planes he saw on television. When he was admitted into the Royal Saudi Air Force, he was excited to start his training. Ali moved to San Antonio in 2013 where he started a special program in partnership with the [Continue Reading]

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When the Chaplain Becomes the Patient

By Meredith Whittemore Robert Binkowski is no stranger to hospitals. As a volunteer chaplain at Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital for more than a decade, he’s spent hours with patients and caregivers. “I’m here to support everyone: patients, caregivers, staff. We want people to know we’re here for anyone who might be having a rough time,” [Continue Reading]

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When Someone’s Life is at Stake, Do You Know How to Use an AED?

By Jade Waddy It was Joseph Vincent’s first day at his new job in the FedEx Warehouse when he started feeling ill and lost consciousness. While sitting in his supervisor’s office, Vincent began to go into cardiac arrest. Thankfully, the warehouse had recently installed automated external defibrillators (AEDs) and his coworkers had been trained on [Continue Reading]

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“One of the Scariest Days of My Life: the Day I Suffered a Stroke at Work.”

By Nakia L. Cooper My anniversary is approaching. But not the one that people usually celebrate. It is not the anniversary of a walk down the aisle, a walk across a stage or some other grand rite of passage. It is the anniversary of one of the scariest days of my life. The day I [Continue Reading]

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