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Patient Stories

Vartan

Vartan

It was a Saturday afternoon when Salpie and Nishan Basmadjian got the call — the call no parent wants to receive. Their son, Vartan, had been in a car accident, and it was bad. He had been rushed to Huntington Hospital for care. Salpie and Nishan raced here in turn, to see him. When they […]

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Tina

Tina

As a young, lively working mom of three, Tina Gocke always considered herself a healthy person. Yes, she had occasional migraines and fatigue, but she chalked those symptoms up to a busy life. Tina’s life changed in September 2017, when she was outside playing with her kids. Suddenly she was unable to hold her water […]

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Tim

Tim

Tim Sullivan is an active guy. He has run marathons, completed triathlons and climbed mountains. When he started having pain in his hip, he ignored it at first. When it got worse, he tried physical therapy, but it soon became clear the problem was more serious than he had initially thought. Before the pain started, […]

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Sarah

Sarah

At age 86, Sarah Raskin benefited from one of the latest innovations in cardiac surgery at Huntington Hospital. She had a transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), which is a less invasive option for patients than open-heart surgery. “I had a history of atrial fibrillation and my health was failing,” says Sarah. “I was in need […]

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Richard

Richard

Richard Brito was receiving cortisone shots for knee pain, but he knew it was not a permanent solution: His knees were hurting more and more as time went on. Then, during a practice session with his community softball team, he felt a new pain in his left knee, causing him to limp. He made a […]

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Raymond

Raymond

Raymond Towns can only guess what happened after the car struck him. He had been riding his bike in Pasadena and the car was traveling at 40 miles an hour. He was knocked unconscious. “When I woke up,” he says, “I didn’t know what had happened. I was surprised when they told me I was […]

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Mick

Mick

Mick has been an avid saxophone player for the past two decades. When he was diagnosed with lung cancer three years ago, his greatest fear was that he would not be able to play his beloved instrument, after surgery, radiation and four rounds of chemotherapy, Mick was able to blow horn with the best of […]

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Mary

Mary

Mary Boyle is a part of the Huntington Hospital family. She has been an active volunteer in our S. Robert and Denise Zeilstra Gift Shop for years. When she had a pain that would not go away, she knew she wanted to come here for care. She came to see Todd Dietrick, MD, to find […]

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Maria

Maria

Twenty-three weeks into Maria Meza’s pregnancy, twins Addison and Addilyn Marquez were diagnosed with a serious condition called twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome. In this rare condition, blood vessels that connect identical twins grow unevenly in the womb, causing one fetus to receive too much blood, and one to get too little. It can be deadly for […]

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Logan

Logan

Logan Leonard was just two days old when he was diagnosed with a serious health condition. Attentive nurses at Huntington Hospital identified the problem — ensuring Logan could receive prompt diagnosis and treatment. Tests revealed that little Logan had Hirschsprung disease. One in every 5,000 newborns has this condition. These infants lack special nerve cells, […]

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