Battling Male Breast Cancer at 90 Years Old: Ray’s Story

By Drew Munhausen At 90 years old, Ray Voelker has had his share of routine health challenges. But in In July 2019, Voelker received a diagnosis he didn’t see coming: breast cancer. “I was blessed that I hadn’t experienced many serious health problems for most of my 90 years,” Voelker said. “I try to stay [Continue Reading]

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Astros’ Smallest Fans Show Their Support with the Help of Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital

By Alyson Ward Some people are just born to be Houston Astros fans. That includes the newborns in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, who all got tiny Astros T-shirts this month to celebrate the team’s run to the World Series. When Houston’s home team advanced to the American League [Continue Reading]

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Rusti’s 75 Reasons to Celebrate During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By Shannon Dillon Phyllis “Rusti” Stover has a lot to celebrate this October. On the 26th, surrounded by her daughter, Andrea, and a sister who is coming to visit from Michigan, she’s planning a weekend getaway of fun venues in celebration of her 75th birthday.   In Stover’s opinion, life has been quite a journey [Continue Reading]

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Man struck by lightning reunited with Memorial Hermann Life Flight crew, EMS personnel who helped save his life

By Jade Waddy Thursday, Oct. 3 was a normal day for Alex Coreas. He went to work, came home and went on an evening walk with his three dogs at nearby park. As a fast-moving storm was passing over the park, Coreas quickly began to make his way to his truck when the unthinkable happened: [Continue Reading]

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Jeannie Wood returns to her love of painting after surviving an unthinkable attack

By Jade Waddy Jeannie Wood vividly remembers the moment she was attacked by two family pit bulls she had previously interacted with. “I was at my son’s house picking up my granddaughter and I remember the dogs were really agitated and I thought they were going to fight each other,” Wood said. “I called my [Continue Reading]

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A Traumatic Brain Injury Stole Her Ability to Speak. Now, She’s Back to Teaching and Being a Mom to Her Three Boys

By Jade Waddy When fourth-grade math teacher Laura Chaffin and her husband, Bryan, decided to start a family, they knew they wanted to adopt. Their journey led them to Uganda, where they adopted their first son in 2014, and then, a year later, they decided to return to adopt their second son. By then, laws [Continue Reading]

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