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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After a Sudden Stroke, a Family’s Beloved Dog Rushes to the Rescue

By Alexandra Becker The dogs had been acting strange for a few days, but Sheryl Stofel and her husband, Tony, hadn’t given it much thought. Perhaps they were just tired, or a little bored, either of which could have explained their peculiar, needy behavior. The way Sheryl remembers it, they wouldn’t leave Tony’s side, especially [Continue Reading]

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Celebrating Donate Life Month: A Living Kidney Donation forms an Unbreakable Bond

By Alexandra Becker Cheri Longan and Jessica Palomarez have been best friends for more than two decades, working side-by-side as Labor & Delivery nurses at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital. They’ve been together through some of life’s biggest triumphs and greatest challenges, but neither could have predicted the surgical procedure that would bring them even closer [Continue Reading]

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