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Akosua & Celeste

Akosua & Celeste

When a routine ultrasound during Akosua’s pregnancy showed her baby had spina bifida, she decided the diagnosis would not define her baby. After careful research, Akosua chose Orlando Health to perform the first in utero spina bifida surgery in the state of Florida. Find out how Orlando Health changed baby Celeste and her family’s life.

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Alba

Alba

Getting older doesn’t need to slow you down. Alba, an 85-year-old great-grandmother was often feeling fatigued and short of breath. But after a minimally invasive procedure called transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), she regained all of her energy. Learn how an hour-long procedure gave Alba her full life back.   

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Alexander

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 Stewart found out that their son Alexander had an atrial septal defect – a hole in his heart chamber the size of a quarter. Learn how the Stewarts found a healing treatment for Alexander “right in their own backyard.”

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Amber

Amber

After years of being an emotional eater, Amber weighed 350 pounds and had numerous medical conditions. She finally decided enough was enough, and came to Orlando Health to look for an option to change her future. Learn more about how bariatric surgery and the doctors at Orlando Health gave Amber her life back.

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Bethanne

Bethanne

After successful bariatric surgery, Bethanne had lost a total of 250 pounds. But when 250 pounds are gone, a lot of skin is left. Learn how the Orlando Health Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery Institute helped Bethanne regain her self-esteem and feel ready to learn some new dance moves.

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Bill

Bill

A lifelong jazz musician, you could say that Bill marched to a different drummer. But when fatigue and fainting took him by surprise, he learned it was the unpredictable rhythms of atrial fibrillation (AFib) that were throwing his life off-key. Learn how the cardiologists at Orlando Health Heart Institute uncovered the right treatment for Bill’s complex case of AFib.

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Brucie

Brucie

Brucie was getting ready for a date night with her husband when she felt like steam was coming out of her ears. Before long, 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 Brucie life-saving care and helped her beat the odds.

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Carlene

Carlene

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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Chris

Chris

When a fun day in the park with family turned into a trip to the ER, Chris knew he needed specialized care to treat his injury. After consulting with multiple doctors, Orlando Health Orthopedic Institute was the only one Chris trusted to get him back on his feet. Find out how Orlando Health helped Chris with his rare leg injury.

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Claire

Claire

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.

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Dom & Sydney

Dom & Sydney

Professional soccer players Dom Dwyer and Sydney Leroux chose to make Orlando their home. Now they’re raising a family in the City Beautiful and accessing their healthcare through Orlando Health.

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Eugenia

Eugenia

When Eugenia decided to have weight-loss surgery, she expected to be left with excess skin that would remain loose, even with exercise and toning. What she didn’t expect was to find a surgeon specially trained in reconstructive and body contouring surgery after weight loss at the Orlando Health Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery Institute.

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Eva

Eva

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.

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Hilary & Landis

Hilary & Landis

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.

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Jason

Jason

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 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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Karen

Karen

Karen knew all the signs of a stroke but still couldn’t believe it was happening to her. What was supposed to be a normal day took a turn for the worst. Throughout her 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 Orlando Health.

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Linda

Linda

Linda first came to Orlando Health when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. When she found out a team would be taking care of her, she knew she was in the right place. And when she developed other health issues, she turned to her Orlando Health family. Learn why Linda chooses Orlando Health, again and again.

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Lisa

Lisa

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.

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Lynn

Lynn

Not only has Lynn battled cancer and malaria, he’s also suffered from painful back problems, shoulder replacement surgery, and a stent in his heart. Despite it all, he won’t let anything get in the way of spending time with family. Find out why Orlando Health South Lake Hospital is the place Lynn trusts to give him the best care possible.

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Marvin

Marvin

Partnering with his Orlando Health primary care physician (PCP), Marvin is in control of his health with quick access to his PCP anytime he needs it. Learn how Marvin chose his PCP and the other benefits he enjoys as a patient served by the Orlando Health Medical Group.

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Michelle

Michelle

It was a terrifying evening for Michelle when she experienced the same symptoms of a rare brain disease that her mother had died from. A trip to Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center saw her emotions transform from fear and anxiety to peace and gratitude, with a special gift she never expected. Learn why Michelle will always choose Orlando Health.

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Paige

Paige

Paige always got her annual mammograms at Orlando Health due to 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 how Paige’s journey at Orlando Health brought new purpose to her life.

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Peggy Sue

Peggy Sue

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 Health UF Health Cancer Center, her expectations were overturned. Find out why Peggy Sue recommends Orlando Health to others today.

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Randy

Randy

When he couldn’t even walk a mile with the dog anymore because of the pain, Randy knew it was time to do something. He knew of Dr. Bobby Murrah with the Orlando Health Orthopedic Institute through the recommendation of a good friend. Learn how Orlando Health helped Randy get back in the swing of things.

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Rosa

Rosa

Breast cancer may have brought Rosa an arduous journey, but it was also a journey of personal discovery and new friendships, thanks in part to the Cancer Support Community at Orlando Health.

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Ted

Ted

When Ted was in too much pain to enjoy an evening stroll with his wife, he knew something had to change. New to Orlando, he researched different area hospitals. The one name that kept coming up was Orlando Health. Find out how Orlando Health gave Ted the freedom to walk without pain.

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Will

Will

Decades of active living took its toll on Will’s back. At age 60, he found himself in chronic pain unable to do the things in life he enjoyed, such as hunting and fishing. Then he heard about the NeuroSpine Center of Excellence at Orlando Health – Health Central. Learn how Orlando Health helped Will get back to living the life he loves again, pain-free.

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