“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]

How An Oncologist Faced the Reality of his Own Cancer Diagnosis

For 40 years, Dr. Adan Rios, has cared for patients diagnosed with cancer during what is surely one of the most difficult experiences of their lives. Dr. Rios however, never imagined his career specialty and personal life would collide. In August 2016, the cause of swelling in the left side of his neck proved to [Continue Reading]

ADHD Treatment in School Helps Children Make the Grade

Lisandro’s kindergarten teacher was the first to notice it. The 5-year-old was often too restless to absorb his lessons, his attention span was short and he was struggling to keep up with his classmates. He didn’t know his letters or his numbers – milestones that should be reached by his age – and he couldn’t [Continue Reading]

Putting an End to Pediatric Brain Cancer

During the summer of 2017, Shamon Ampey noticed her 2-year-old son, Ahmon, was having some strange symptoms. He had problems swallowing and occasionally experienced nose bleeds. When Ahmon started having issues with his balance, Ampey knew something was really wrong. Ampey went to Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital where experts discovered a cancerous mass in Ahmon’s brain. [Continue Reading]

Back on Track After Reconstructive Knee Surgery: Nolan’s Story

When Nolan Durham was just 12 years old, he was playing with his sister, when he jumped over something and felt a “pop” when he landed. “I didn’t know how serious it was. I just felt like something was moving inside my knee and it would hurt when I ran,” remembers Nolan, now 14. Nolan, [Continue Reading]