How wheelchair rugby transformed Daniel Ortiz’s life

By Jade Waddy Four years ago, a heroic act forever altered Daniel Ortiz’s life. “One night, while I was heading home, I saw an accident on the other side of the road so I went over to help the passengers,” Ortiz said. “When I returned to my vehicle, as I was sitting down, another vehicle [Continue Reading]

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Follow-Up Friday: From Overcoming a Rodeo Injury to Running a Half-Marathon

By Jade Waddy Four years ago, Tara Fox suffered a number of severe injuries while participating in a local rodeo series in her hometown. Tara and her horse, Cross, had cleared the first barrel of their race and were halfway through the second barrel, when Cross began to head straight toward the alleyway instead of [Continue Reading]

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After Devastating Injury, Physical Therapy Leads Gymnast to Nationals

By Drew Munhausen In May 2018, 10-year-old Emily was demonstrating a series of back handsprings in her yard. She had been involved in competitive gymnastics for a few years, competing regionally with goals to compete at a national level. On the last handspring, Emily’s elbow dislocated, causing her excruciating pain. An emergency room trip ended [Continue Reading]

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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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