Alexander's Story

"I choose a rambunctious boyhood for Alexander."

Can you imagine how it would feel to learn that your baby boy was born with a hole in his heart? At a six-month checkup, Julia and Bryan Montgomery Stewart found out that their son Alexander had an atrial septal defect – a whole in his heart chamber the size of a quarter. Learn how the Stewarts found a healing treatment for Alexander “right in their own backyard.”

Betty Jo Bruce

"I choose to appreciate life."

Brucie was getting ready for a date night with her husband when she felt like steam was coming out of her ears and near her shoulder blades. That’s when she knew she needed emergency level care. It wasn’t long before an ambulance was rushing her to Orlando Health- Health Central Hospital where she was diagnosed with a brain aneurysm. Find out how Orlando Health gave Betty Jo life-saving care and helped her beat the odds.

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“I choose a pain-free, active life again.”

For Claire, the busy executive, day-to-day life had become exhausting due to her knee problems. Simply standing and walking became a painful effort. Find out how Claire got past her knee pain to live an active life again.

Carlene Flood

“I choose time with my family.”

Carlene never expected to hear that she had stage-four lung cancer. The cancer was progressing rapidly, and the prognosis was not good. But with the help of the team of doctors at Orlando Health UF Health Cancer Center, Carlene found the care that saved her life. Learn how her cancer treatment has allowed her to focus on living life to the fullest.

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“I choose a life of confidence after cancer and lymphedema.”

Even though Eva had a family history of cancer, she never expected to face cancer at the age of 30. After cancer treatment, her active lifestyle became compromised by a swollen arm caused by lymphedema. Find out how Eva beat lymphedema with a revolutionary procedure to enjoy golfing, bowling and activities with her son once again.

Hilary and Landis

“I choose to be Landis’ biggest cheerleader.”

Early on, Hilary knew there were complications with her pregnancy. “One day, about six weeks from my due date, I came in for my routine sonogram, but something wasn’t right. The doctor came in and said we would need to be admitted to the hospital right away.” Learn more about Hilary and Landis’ story, and how Orlando Health changed both of their lives.

Jason Mulcahy

“I choose to travel and inspire others.”

Imagine being diagnosed with stage-four brain cancer and being told you have months to live. That happened to Jason during a summer vacation. But he was determined to find the best cancer treatment to beat the odds. He found a state-of-the-art brain cancer treatment at Orlando Health UF Health Cancer Center that allows him to continue living the life he loves.

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“I choose to get on my bike and just go.”

Karen knew exactly what to expect when having a stroke, but still couldn’t believe it was happening to her. What was supposed to be a normal day at work suddenly took a turn for the worst. Through the entire experience, Karen says she couldn’t have been in a better place to receive immediate, lifesaving care. Learn how Karen became a stroke survivor thanks to the care she received at Orlando Health.

Paige Tracy

"I choose to live life with a purpose."

Paige was always disciplined about getting her annual mammogram at Orlando Health, because of her family history with breast cancer. “When the nurse called and told me I needed to come back in the next morning, I could hear something in her voice – something that told me it was urgent.” Learn more how Paige’s journey with breast cancer at Orlando Health brought a new path and purpose to her life.

Lisa Wasserman

“I choose getting my life back.”

Lisa had been experiencing lower back pain for several weeks, but just assumed it was a pulled muscle. One morning she felt a sudden burst of pain, and lost all feeling in her leg. She was eventually diagnosed with a rare kind of ruptured disk that made her situation more difficult and complex. Learn how surgery at Orlando Health was the best option for Lisa.

Peggy Sue

“I choose a full life of work, fun and relaxation.”

Peggy Sue had walked with other family members through cancer, so when she found out she had breast cancer, she thought she knew what to expect. But from her first appointment at Orlando UF Health Cancer Center, her expectations were overturned. Find out why Peggy Sue recommends Orlando Health to others today.