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Patient Stories

Keith

Keith

Keith Jones considers himself one of the luckiest people in the world. His story began 15 years ago, as a Pasadena police officer, when the city of Pasadena provided the benefit of a full-body scan to police leadership. The scan revealed Keith had an aortic aneurysm, which is a bulge in the main artery that […]

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Jon

Jon

Jon Garkow was just wrapping up a meeting at work when it began. His hand started clenching involuntarily. He fell to the ground, his entire right side completely numb. “It was scary and strange,” he says. “I knew something was very wrong.” Colleagues quickly called 911, and an ambulance rushed Jon to Huntington Hospital. He […]

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Jackie

Jackie

“I had the most amazing team taking care of me at Huntington Cancer Center. With so many treatment options, lung cancer can be treated and even cured it doesn’t have to mean a death sentence. I’m thankful for every day,” says Jackie Steimke. Watch as Jackie shares her experience battling lung cancer with the support […]

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Isaac

Isaac

It seemed like no matter what Isaac Reyes did, he couldn’t lose the extra weight, so he decided to have bariatric (weight-loss) surgery. David Lourié, MD, medical director of minimally invasive surgery and bariatric surgery at Huntington Hospital, performed what is known as gastric sleeve surgery. “I was classified as morbidly obese,” says Isaac, “and […]

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Emmanuel

Emmanuel

Like many kids his age, 3-year-old Emmanuel Peniche had started potty training. During one potty session, though, something went very wrong. Emmanuel started crying — apparently in pain — and then passed out. Afraid, his parents, Felipe and Jetzabel, rushed him to a nearby hospital. The facility was not equipped to treat him, so he […]

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Elizabeth

Elizabeth

Elizabeth Lascaze was in extreme pain. It started suddenly, when she was just 23 weeks pregnant with twins. Something was wrong. “It was terrifying,” says Elizabeth. “I didn’t know if we were going to lose the babies.” Her physician determined that Elizabeth was going into labor — dangerously early. Her twins needed more time in […]

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Elena

Elena

Elena Elias was born on May 11, 2017, after only 23 weeks and five days of gestation. Her mom, Natalie, had an emergency cesarean section at Huntington Hospital. Elena was born small — only 1 pound, 2.2 ounces (515 grams) — a micro preemie. Elena could not breathe on her own at birth. Elizabeth Kovacs, […]

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Dora

Dora

Dora Carrillo was at work when she felt a sharp pain in her jaw. The pain then travelled to her head. She felt faint. The left side of her face was drooping. Something was very wrong. Her co-workers called 911 and emergency medical personnel brought Dora to Huntington Hospital. Co-workers also contacted Dora’s daughter, Ashley […]

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Deborah

Deborah

Deborah Melahouris suffered a near-deadly stroke that left her paralyzed on one side of her body and unable to speak. Thanks to the care she received at Huntington Hospital, Debo­rah is walking, talking — and even working and driving — again. She and her husband, Michael, deeply appreciate the lifesaving care provided by the hospital, […]

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Cynthia

Cynthia

Cynthia talks about the turn of events that revealed a cancer that would not have been found, had it not been for providence and circumstance. The Huntington Hospital team approach helped her through the entire experience. We’re so glad we were able to help her through this ordeal and that she’s here to tell us […]

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