A Retired Veterinarian Gains a New Lease on Life after Lifesaving Heart Surgery at Memorial Hermann

By Alexandra Becker For 50 years, Dr. Alfred Wehner worked as a trusted veterinarian in Beaumont, TX, caring for beloved dogs, cats and other small animals. At age 71, he decided to fulfill his lifelong dream of running a ranch, and in 2019, he retired to his 250-acre property in Woodville, approximately 60 miles north [Continue Reading]

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A Seizure, a Misdiagnosis, and a Brand New Truck: How One Five-Year-Old Found Her Way to Houston for Specialized Surgery for a Rare Brain Mass

By Alexandra Becker Tony Dingler’s voice still shakes in disbelief when he begins to tell the story. His daughter, Victoria, had just turned five—a big milestone for a little girl. Full of energy and sass, she spent her days coloring, dancing, speeding up and down the driveway on her scooter, and begrudgingly going to her [Continue Reading]

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Happily Ever After: Memorial Hermann Sonographer Shares Weight Loss Surgery Success Story

By Alexandra Becker The bride beamed as she walked down the aisle, clutching her bouquet of wildflowers. Today, she was marrying the love of her life, their combined four children were officially becoming siblings, and she was, in every sense of the word, happy. Had her wedding taken place just a few months earlier, however, [Continue Reading]

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A Letter of Appreciation

By: Aaron “Russell” Knapp After an unexpected open-heart procedure, a patient at Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center penned the following letter of appreciation to the physicians and staff who saved his life. I have a story about my visit to your hospital that I strongly feel needs [Continue Reading]

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A Son’s Quick Action and Bravery Saves his Father’s Life

By Alexandra Becker Looking back, 11-year-old Byron Mathews will always have a heroic story to tell. Even more, he will grow up knowing that in times of crisis, his bravery will far outweigh fear. After all, just this past February he saved his own father’s life. The Mathews family had recently relocated from Tucson to [Continue Reading]

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Memorial Hermann Rehabilitation Hospital-Katy Helps Patient Reunite with her Baby in Time for Mother’s Day

By Alexandra Becker Twenty-nine-year-old Constance Villemain was leading a busy but fulfilling life as a new mother when a rare condition stopped her in her tracks. Two years ago, she and her husband had relocated from France to Houston for jobs they both loved; one year later, on May 8, 2020, they welcomed a baby [Continue Reading]

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