Tag: Patient Story
Standing outside in the fresh air, a crisp winter morning, looking at a clear blue sky and taking a long deep breath, feeling the cold air fill your lungs. It sounds simple, easy. However, for Ronald Campbell, there was a time when taking a breath, any breath was a struggle. This was the stark reality for Ronald Campbell, a 45-year-old father of two living in Raleigh, North Carolina when his condition was at its worst.
At ten years old, Jahliah Parker likes to have fun with her siblings, play on her Nintendo Switch, and, along with thousands of other children across the country during the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown, is ready to go back to in-person school. She is the youngest girl of six children; her brother, whom she is close to, is the youngest in the family, and none of them do anything without the others. Much like her siblings, she is an ordinary kid except for one little thing, her congenital heart condition. Throughout her entire life, Jahliah has had to deal with erratic heart rhythms, skipping of her heart, heart beating too fast, sometimes to the point of pain, and asthma. At the age of nine, she started to have fainting spells.
A Story Twenty-Five Years in the Making The year was 1995, and Maria Frangella was a 27-year-old New Jersey native. A young woman looking forward to getting married to her future husband and best friend. However, Maria was suffering from rectal bleeding, constipation, and bowel issues. She had all the symptoms of Colon Cancer but … Continued
In July of 2013, 60-year-old Cynthia Stingone, known to her friends and family as Cindy, had a persistent cold and cough. Living in Homestead, Florida, with her husband, they enjoyed the sun and sand while dealing with the occasional hurricanes and palmetto bugs that come with the Florida sunshine. She went to her primary care physician to find out why her cough wouldn’t go away.
My flight just landed in Taipei, the capital of Taiwan. I had flown across the world to attend a close friend’s wedding on Sunday and then present a seminar at Academia Sinica of Taiwan the following Monday. I noticed it was a beautiful afternoon as I started to leave the airport but didn’t get far before my phone rang. Read Qing’s first-person account of his race across the world to get to his wife’s side and how their love created a miracle…