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Sometimes the best resource for understanding more about a condition is someone who has been there. Watch our real patients tell their real stories of health and healing at Baylor Health Care System.
Gerald's Second ChanceEarly detection meant Gerald Moore had more options for treating his prostate cancer. Learn about how Gerald is enjoying his second chance at life.
Phil's StoryWhen Phil Waigand was diagnosed with cancer, he found a strong ally in Baylor.
Madelyn’s StoryWhen Madelyn Brinkley received a cancer diagnosis, her shock quickly turned into a steadfast resolve to beat the disease. Thanks to minimally invasive surgery at Baylor, she’s cancer-free and cherishing every day.
Donna's StoryCancer was the furthest thing from her mind when Donna Witters Banks delivered her son, Owen. But a surprise diagnosis of colon cancer set her in motion to battle the disease head-on.
The support Diane Alford received from her church family and the folks at Baylor made all the difference in her fight against breast cancer.
Wayne Reynolds is alive today because he didn’t ignore the warning signs of colorectal cancer.
On Your Side
Six months after a double mastectomy, a scan showed that Janel Hollister was cancer-free. But a year later, after she told her doctor she might have arthritis in her hip, further scans revealed the cancer had spread to her bones. Throughout treatment, she relied on a strong network of friends and family—and a nurse navigator, people she calls lifesavers
Debbie StoryDebbie Stallings didn’t expect breast cancer to make an appearance in her life. But now that it has and she has overcome it, she’s helping others do the same.
Linda's StoryAfter treatment at Baylor, Linda Burket is enjoying the things she loves again.
The Benefits of Early Intervention
Before Marty Mitcham was diagnosed with prostate cancer, he didn’t know he had a family history of the disease. Thanks to an early diagnosis and surgery at Baylor, he’s back to enjoying life.
Woody's StoryWhen 52-year-old Woody Runner found out he had diabetes, he handled his diagnosis by diving into the data and taking control.
When Jennifer Sheppard’s stomach pain became too much to bear, she turned to the team at Baylor for help. Now with her Crohn’s disease in check, she’s back to focusing on the things she loves.
Tailored Heart Care
Heart disease can show up in different ways for different people. For 43-year-old Tino Garcia, it was a mild, unfamiliar chest pain that sent him to his doctor. Tino found out he had blockages in his heart’s vessels, but the cardiac specialists on the medical staff at Baylor used stents to open those blockages so that he could get back to healthy living.
When Christy Pfeifer-Gamez started feeling ill, she had no idea her heart was to blame. Luckily, Baylor did.
When her husband, Brian, complained of severe chest pains, Laura Jo Jones grabbed the refrigerator magnet she had received from Baylor listing the signs and symptoms of a heart attack. Brian was exhibiting many of them, so she immediately dialed 911.
That fast thinking—and emergency care—saved Brian’s life. He shares the details of his experience in a must-see My Story video. It has a happy ending we can all learn from.
Back in Action with Cardiac Rehab
Fred Curry had a heart attack at 48 years old. Find out how he’s recovered and made changes to his lifestyle
Healing the Brain
Deanne Weill’s busy schedule came screeching to a halt three years ago when she found out she had a brain tumor. She had it treated at Baylor Health Care System, and today she is doing well.
Stroke Knows No Age
Makeup artist Dane Taylor was just 50 when she had what she thought was just a migraine, but turned out to be a serious stroke. After rehabilitation at Baylor she's back to loving life.
Thanks to a hip replacement, Ed Kennedy is back to being his “big kid” self, racing cars and playing mini golf with his family.
Nothing can slow Bill George down now after having both knees replaced.
When You Can't Just Walk It Off
When knee pain began interfering with Bill Mattes’s profession and his passion for a lively game of tennis, he decided it was time to have joint replacement surgery. Four months after the procedure, he was swinging his racket again.
Ammie's StoryWeight loss surgery helped Ammie Gordon get her diabetes under control and go off her diabetes medication. Learn about how Aimee is enjoying a second chance at life and new found energy and health.
Weight loss surgery helped Vickie Brown shed more than just pounds. It also helped her ditch some of her diabetes medication.
Diana's StoryWeight loss surgery helped Diana Golestani become healthier than ever. It certainly wasn’t easy to drop more than 100 pounds, she admits. But her commitment has changed her life in so many positive ways.
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