Patient Stories Articles

Regular Screenings Detect Lung Cancer, Saving Her Life

After five decades of smoking, Tana Allain was hesitant to go in for her first lung cancer screening. But regular screenings made a difference, helping her doctor to find and remove a tumor before it was too late. Allain encourages other smokers and former smokers to...

Finding Family in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

Although they live in Monroe, Meghan and Joseph Duckett find themselves at home at Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Health in Baton Rouge.   When their oldest son, Noah, was a baby they made the three-hour drive south, following the ambulance to Our Lady of the Lake...

Young Athlete Battles Rare Brain Cancer While Trusting God’s Plan

Until 2019 Jazmon was a healthy teenager who loved sports and being the life of the party, always dancing at family gatherings. That October during a P.E. class he felt a tremor in his leg, had a seizure and passed out. His coach was there to catch him, and from that...

Sickle Cell Disease Doesn’t Slow Her Down

Meet Kyliee, a young sickle cell disease patient and learn about her health journey with us.