“Embracing My New Normal After My Stroke”

By: Toi Robinson Normal is such a subjective word, as it can mean many things for different people. In the past four years, my “normal” has evolved as I’ve overcome many challenges and celebrate my daily triumphs. Saturday, July 5, 2014, started as a typical day for me.  I’d spent the morning busying myself with [Continue Reading]

3-Year-Old Hospital Patient Becomes a Firefighter for a Day

Edison, age 3, loves all things related to firefighting. His room in his Dallas-area home is decorated with fire engines and posters of firefighters; he has his own electric ride-on fire truck; his favorite color is red; and he wants to be a fireman when he grows up. He’s a curious, outgoing little boy, who [Continue Reading]

When the First Responder Becomes the Trauma Victim

Since he was a young boy, Officer Nestor “Nacho” Garcia, 25, dreamed of becoming a police officer. It was something he always saw for his future. He made his dream a reality when he turned 21 and applied to join the Houston Police Academy and officially became a police officer in 2016. “It was the [Continue Reading]

Waking Up After 33 Days in a Coma

It was a busy day at the convenience store where Kyung Lee works. As usual, familiar customers came in and out of the store, filling up their tanks and paying for their midday snacks. Little did Kyung know those same customers would help save his life. “I don’t remember much once I fell,” said Kyung, [Continue Reading]

Educating Others About the Dangers of Diabetes

Tom Sanders has advice for all people with diabetes: “Don’t ignore your symptoms, the signs of illness or your doctor’s orders.”  He speaks from experience. Eight years ago when Tom was diagnosed with diabetes, he strived to make his health a priority and develop a better lifestyle. He changed his diet and incorporated physical activity [Continue Reading]