Follow-Up Friday: Back in uniform after being a trauma patient

By Jade Waddy Officer Nestor Garcia’s dream of being a police officer was tragically put on hold when he was struck by a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed during a routine traffic stop in 2017. Garcia underwent lifesaving surgery at the Red Duke Trauma Institute at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, where they [Continue Reading]

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Madeline, 8, is Making the Most of a Second Chance with TIRR Memorial Hermann

By Jade Waddy Madeline Pugh entered the world nearly three months premature. Despite Madeline’s early arrival, Lisa and Joe Pugh were thrilled to be new parents. “Although we faced a long road ahead because she was born prematurely, we were so happy to have her and ready to give her the best love and care,” [Continue Reading]

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Couple’s first wedding dance created with help of occupational therapist

By Jade Waddy Daniel and Camille wanted to do something special for their wedding day that would surprise their guests and mark the start of their new chapter as husband and wife. The couple both has cerebral palsy and receive therapy at Memorial Hermann Rehabilitation Hospital – Katy. Watch the video below to learn more [Continue Reading]

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Sacrificing Summer for a Hip Surgery

By Drew Munhausen Twelve-year-old Jordan Dean spent most of her 2018 Easter weekend spending time with family and playing outdoors. When she returned home from her aunt’s house, she started noticing some pain when she walked. “She didn’t remember falling or having any sort of accident,” said Ryan Dean, Jordan’s father. “The pain was mostly [Continue Reading]

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“Brave and Determined”: Child Overcomes Spina Bifida to Take Her First Steps

By Jade Waddy Fanny Mendez’s excitement about becoming a first-time mother quickly turned to anxiety when her 21-week ultrasound revealed that her unborn baby girl had serious health problems that could prevent her from ever learning to walk. Doctors discovered that the girl had spina bifida, a birth defect that occurs when the spine and [Continue Reading]

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Brandon’s Song: One Man’s Journey to Sing Again

By Jade Waddy After suffering from a ruptured aorta, a major stroke and several acute strokes that took place while in surgery, Brandon Scott Ray’s life was forever altered. He lost his ability to walk, speak and sing, a talent he loved since he was a teenager. Once discharged from a local hospital, Scott spent [Continue Reading]