Patient Stories

Patient Stories

Wayne’s Story: Determined To Be the Best He Can Be

Wayne Janovsky challenges himself with exercise to slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease
Wayne keeps active on exercise bike

Driving Scientific Discovery with Advanced Imaging Technology

Gift from RUSH Trustee Brian McCormack and his wife, Katie, funds new Imaging Center
Katie and Brian McCormack stand together next to a sign for the Katie and Brian McCormack Diagnostic Imaging Center at RUSH.

Christine’s Story: ‘Five Minutes Can Change Your Life’

Patient discovers the importance of screenings — for herself and others
Christine Deuchler at RUSH Copley Cancer Care Center
Patient Stories

A Long Road To Healing

Melissa Byrne's breast reconstruction didn't go as planned — until she got to RUSH.
Patient Stories

A Visit To Remember

A couple’s weekend trip to Illinois turned into a month spent in the hospital
Family returns home to NH
Patient Stories

A Dream Come True

Foundation grants patient’s dream to eat lobster in Maine
Rick holds lobster
Patient Stories

'A Second Chance at Life'

Second opinion at RUSH helped Lynn Stewart overcome advanced heart failure, return to the activities she enjoys
Lynn Stewart smiles alongside Santa Claus
Patient Stories

Wanda's Story: Mammogram Catches Rare Cancer

How Wanda Veld overcame an aggressive cancer after more than a decade of treatment
Patient Stories

'Cancer Isn't Going To Stop Me From Pursuing My Dreams'

Diagnosed with lung cancer at age 28, Aurora Lucas now advocates for others with the disease
Aurora Lucas
Patient Stories

Mike’s Story: Choosing Knee Replacement

‘Nonstop’ pain motivated landscaper Mike Taylor to choose joint replacement surgery
Landscaper Mike Taylor at work following knee replacement surgery