The Dreaded Knee Injury More Likely to Sideline Female Athletes

Niya Mitchell, 21, knew immediately that something had gone wrong with her left knee when she came down from a rebound during a Texas Southern University basketball game in November 2017. This was not the first time Mitchell had torn her ACL, so she had a good idea of what was happening. Mitchell is now [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]

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]

Getting Physical to Get His Life Back after Parkinson’s Diagnosis

Before being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, John Salvador had been experiencing tremors, slower movement, sleepiness, loss of interest in maintaining his garden and difficulty getting into and out of vehicles due to stiffness in his legs. He also had trouble signing his name and had lost his ability to juggle. In 2014, at an appointment [Continue Reading]

Riding Again After a Terrible Rodeo Injury: Tara’s Story

  Tara Fox has always had an affinity for animals. She grew up around horses and during her senior year of high school, she began participating in barrel racing in competitions throughout Southeast Houston and across Texas. “I loved riding and my horse, Cross, was like my child,” Tara said. In the summer of 2015, [Continue Reading]

Grateful for Another Holiday with My Family After Surviving a Ruptured Brain Aneurysm

Jeff Swift still isn’t sure why he called the receptionist at his office on the afternoon of May 8, 2015; he just felt something was wrong.  The next thing the 64-year-old remembers is waking up 10 days later in a hospital bed with his son at his side. “When I called the receptionist I had [Continue Reading]