Gloria Suarez doesn’t let life-changing paralysis stop her from participating in her first marathon

By Jade Waddy Gloria Suarez’s motivation and determination are inspiring. Five years ago, Suarez began experiencing unexplainable back pain. “The pain was so unbearable, I went to the emergency room and was basically unable to stand up,” Suarez said. Doctors eventually discovered a tumor on her spine and several months later she would undergo surgery [Continue Reading]

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5 Important Reminders This Holiday Season

There is a lot on everyone’s minds during the holidays and safety should be at the top of the list. Here are some important and safe reminders this holiday season. Check your airbag’s status as part of your travel plans. The United States Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued the Takata [Continue Reading]

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Saving Austyn’s Arm

By Natasha Barrett One little girl and her mother stood at their hospital room door eagerly waiting. “He’s right there!” another girl yelled. The dog’s furry tail wagged happily from side to side while walking down the hallway of Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital as kids waited to catch a glimpse of Dexter, the golden retriever [Continue Reading]

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Life and Basketball: Peter Berry, the nation’s No. 1 high school wheelchair basketball player lends advice and shares how TIRR Memorial Hermann shaped his life

By Jade Waddy In July 2011, Peter Berry was involved in a tragic motor vehicle collision, suffering spinal cord injuries that left him paralyzed from the waist down when he was just 9 years old. Berry was introduced to wheelchair basketball when he joined the TIRR Memorial Hermann Junior Hotwheels team at age 10. With [Continue Reading]

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Feeling the breeze again and flying free, after years battling multiple sclerosis

By Jade Waddy Kathleen Evans vividly remembers feeling the Houston breeze on her cheek, hearing the birds chirping and people laughing, while at TIRR Memorial Hermann. It’s a moment the 61-year-old doesn’t take for granted. In 1979, at 21 years old, Evans was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS), a chronic, often disabling, neurological disorder affecting [Continue Reading]

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He Sees No Barriers: A Houston Man Loses His Sight But Not His Sense of Adventure

By Alyson Ward Michael McCulloch has always been an adventurer. As a boy, he rode his bike fast and flew off steep ramps; he jumped off the roof using a sheet as a parachute. But he most liked to climb to the top of a cottonwood tree his dad had planted in the yard. When [Continue Reading]

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