Stories with tag: "Patient Stories"

Children’s Health

Zamari's Story

Zamari suffered severe burns after pulling a bowl of hot food from a microwave oven. Doctors at Rush are working to prevent these microwave-related accidents.


Cancer Survivor Goes the Extra Mile

Jennifer Haidu started raising money for Swim Across America after being treated at Rush for breast cancer. Four years later, she created an additional event to add more support for cancer research and treatment at Rush.

Jennifer Haidu
Patient Stories

Cleanliness, Safety Measures Comfort Patient During Pandemic

Frank W. was apprehensive about being treated for a foot wound during the pandemic but found comforting safety measures and outstanding care at Rush Copley Wound and Hyperbaric Services.

Frank W. and his wife
Brain Health & Conditions

Exercise Classes Give Parkinson’s Patient Direction, Focus – and Hope

Craig Smit was “pretty lost” when he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease

Craig Smit
Patient Stories

Gary's Story

How a sale on Heart scan CT testing turned out to be a ‘lifesaver’

Brain Health & Conditions

Boxing Class Helps Patients Fight Parkinson’s Disease

Rock Steady Boxing was created to help people with Parkinson’s disease

Copley MD boxing Victor
Children’s Health

Tyler’s Story

Coping with Crohn's disease: a patient, his mom and his doctor tell the story

Mother and teenage son
Children’s Health

Ricky’s Story

Fighting cancer at age four

Children’s Health

Faith's Story: Stronger and Healthier

When Faith was born at 29 weeks, she spent time in the neonatal intensive care unit at Rush getting stronger and healthier. Here Faith’s mom, Jeanine, shares how the dedicated NICU team helped her and Faith during their time in the NICU.

Children’s Health

Dylan's Story: Back in the Game

Dylan Suca pitched a 9 to 0 shutout in March 2019 for the Snappers of Spoon River College in Canton, Illinois, where he is a student. That's a stellar accomplishment for any young pitcher, but even more so for this 18-year-old from Joliet, because several months earlier, Dylan underwent major surgery at Rush University Children's Hospital to repair a congenital heart defect.

Young man in baseball uniform getting ready to pitch a ball.