Patient Stories Articles

Stroke Recovery in the Middle Years

At 49, Shannon's life took an unexpected turn when a stroke struck without warning. “When I woke up, I was not able to move. I tried to move, but when I got up, I fell,” Shannon says. “My niece had noticed there's something wrong, so she called 911. They came and took...

Geaux Hero: A Triumph of Teamwork and Resilience

Picture this: A young boy just going about his days like any other kid growing up in Hammond, playing baseball, riding his four-wheeler and enjoying a healthy Minecraft obsession, when suddenly he’s hit with leg pain and limping.  For 7-year-old Dominic, this was the...

Inspired by Compassion: A Living Kidney Donation

Remarkable stories of resilience and healing happen every day at Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital, but an extraordinary gift of love from an exceptional team member has changed one patient’s life forever. Earlier this year Lauren, 17, received a kidney from...

The Power of Prompt Action: A Stroke, Fast Treatment and Recovery at St. Francis Medical Center

Although Ms. Willie Mae Davis downplays her experience of having a stroke last November at her home in Bosco, her story is a testament to the importance of fast treatment and care for stroke. “When it happened, it just happened all at once,” Ms. Davis, 78, remembers....