Patient Stories


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
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A Long Road To Healing

Melissa Byrne's breast reconstruction didn't go as planned — until she got to RUSH.
Melissa Byrne, center, with her two sons and her husband (back).
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A Visit To Remember

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

Foundation grants patient’s dream to eat lobster in Maine
Rick holds lobster
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'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
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Wanda's Story: Mammogram Catches Rare Cancer

How Wanda Veld overcame an aggressive cancer after more than a decade of treatment
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'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
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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
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Sam’s Story: Getting an Athlete Back on Track

After successful surgery, Sam learned a valuable lesson
Sam and his cheer awards
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Marty's Story: Thinking Outside the Box

An MRI required a little extra planning for Marty Lewis, who is hard of hearing