“I’m Thankful for a Second Chance.”

By Mia Barone One in 100,000. Those are the odds of being affected by Guillain-Barré Syndrome, a rare disorder in which the immune system attacks the nervous system, causing paralysis. The syndrome, GBS for short, is characterized by rapid onset muscle weakness. In my case, this meant that in two days, I went from being [Continue Reading]

Dead for 45 minutes: Teen is giving thanks for his life

By Meredith Whittemore Nineteen-year-old Nathan Santos doesn’t remember anything about the day he died, but his sister, Miliaris, does. “My mother heard him gasping, saw him struggling for air and called me over. I called 911 and started doing CPR. I could see it in his eyes that he was gone, but that didn’t stop [Continue Reading]

Life in the Fast Lane: Stage 4 Cancer Isn’t Slowing Down this High-performance Driving Instructor

By Meredith Whittemore With 435 horsepower and the ability to accelerate from zero to 60 in just 4.5 seconds, Wesley Moore’s “competition orange” 2015 Mustang GT does more than just fulfill his need for speed. It’s helping the racing enthusiast stay positive and cope with his stage IV lung cancer. “The weekend after I was [Continue Reading]

Army Sergeant Fights to Run Again After Horrific Accident

By Jade Waddy U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Nick Laye was riding around Houston on his motorcycle with his fiancée, Megan, when the unthinkable happened. A pick-up truck unexpectedly crossed into their lane, causing the motorcycle to slam into the side of the truck.  In an instant, their lives were changed forever. “The impact pinned [Continue Reading]

“I Have Breast Cancer, But I’m Not Sick”

By Meredith Whittemore That’s the mantra Mia Trevillion-Barney says she lived by ever since receiving a breast cancer diagnosis in October 2015. A lump was discovered in her breast during her annual well-woman exam, and she went for breast tomosynthesis, or a 3-D mammogram, at the Bobetta Lindig Breast Care Center at Memorial Hermann Memorial [Continue Reading]