Addie’s Story: From NICU Nurse to NICU Mom

After being married for four years, Addie and Chase Adamek of Pearland were excited to learn that they were expecting in 2018. Addie was a NICU nurse at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital in the Texas Medical Center and Chase was a middle school PE teacher and coach. Ultrasound after ultrasound, they joyfully saw their baby [Continue Reading]

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A Former COVID-19 ICU Patient Credits Nurses at Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital for Saving his Life

Shortly after the holidays last December, 43-year-old Eddie Iniesta was admitted to Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital with severe complications from COVID-19. For the next few weeks, Iniesta’s condition flipped between slowly improving to steadily declining. He refused, however, to be intubated, instead telling his nurses that he would be one of their “miracle patients.” That [Continue Reading]

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Radioembolization (Y-90) Offers Hope to Patients with Primary Liver Cancer

Riccky Friloux knows overcoming challenges in life takes patience, perseverance and a positive attitude. This mindset helped Friloux, a 67-year-old grandfather, stay strong when faced with circumstances that tested his strength. Friloux, a two-time cancer survivor, beat throat cancer in 2004, and two years ago, he survived primary liver cancer.  “I felt that something just [Continue Reading]

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After a Liver Cancer Diagnosis, Radioembolization (Y-90) Gave James a Second Chance at Life

James Thias enjoys the simple things in life. He loves spending quality time with his wife, his two grown children, and his 2-year-old and 6-year-old grandsons. Two years ago, however, James never thought he would be alive today to cherish these moments. Now, he believes miracles can happen. “I was diagnosed with primary liver cancer [Continue Reading]

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Spotlight on Arthur Hamberger, MD, FACR: A Retired Physician Reflects on His Career and How His Cancer Journey May Offer Hope to Others

When 76-year-old Dr. Arthur Hamberger reflects on his 50-year career as a physician, the first thing that comes to mind are his patients. While each patient’s story is different, they all share something in common – their admirable courage and resilience in the face of adversity. The same thing can also be said of their [Continue Reading]

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Three-Time Cancer Survivor Finds Solace and Hope in Canopy Survivorship Center

Many people go through numerous trials throughout their lives, but few have gone through as many as Cheryl Ward. The 61-year-old has survived homelessness, depression, Hurricane Harvey, ovarian cancer, stage IV breast cancer and now she is dealing with stage IV lung cancer. Through all of these difficulties, though, her faith has never wavered; rather, [Continue Reading]

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