One dad’s fight to have a walk to remember with his daughter, after months of health challenges

By Lindsey Klingensmith Roberto Guzman celebrated the start of 2020 with zeal.  With a few exceptions, his daughter’s wedding being one major exception, 2019 was not a great year and he was relieved to see it come to an end. 2019 Health Struggles It started in early January when Guzman experienced dizziness while walking his [Continue Reading]

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Polio survivor returns to TIRR Memorial Hermann as adult for post-polio treatment

By Jade Waddy Dana Cowey vividly remembers when she first arrived at TIRR Memorial Hermann at the age of 3 in 1966 for treatment of polio. Over the next decade, Cowey would come back to TIRR Memorial Hermann once a month for treatment of her polio conditions. TIRR Memorial Hermann can trace its roots back [Continue Reading]

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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]


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]