Inspired by Her Care, This Patient Became a Nurse
When Nicole collapsed from an undetected heart condition, our vascular surgeons had to amputate her legs because of her compromised blood flow. With the help of prosthetics, Nicole learned to walk again. Now, Nicole is a nurse and cares for patients at Froedtert Hospital.
A Second Opinion Provides Options and Hope
Matt Saunders found out he had colorectal cancer and needed surgery right away. His sister urged him to get a second opinion. That appointment, and the treatment options that followed, changed everything. "For the first time, I think my wife and I felt a sense of calm. We are going to beat this."
He Became Her Dad, Now She's His Living Kidney Donor
Stephanie’s adoptive father, David, needed a life-saving kidney transplant from a living donor. Stephanie was a perfect match. “When I didn't have a dad, he was sent to me for a reason. I found out my reason. Because I could give him life later."
Seamless Stroke Care Leads to Remarkable Recovery
Michael Campbell didn't feel quite right and, within minutes, passed out. Emergency physicians quickly diagnosed it as a stroke, and Michael received a lifesaving procedure through the coordinated care of our stroke team. "The things they did, saved my life."
Brian Murphy Credits Remaining Calm and Trauma Team
"I remember it well." The retired police lieutenant recounts the day of his response to an active shooter and describes how the life he leads now would be dramatically different if not for the trained staff who treated him.
Teaming Up Is a Win After Traumatic Knee Injury
When it looked like a knee injury would impact how Jake Edmonds walked for the rest of his life, he researched orthopaedic surgeons and chose Carole Vetter, MD, team physician to the Milwaukee Bucks. “I was completely confident in her capabilities.”
Chicago Man Benefits From Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery
Dr. Robert Boxer had a history of heart problems, including a leaky heart valve. He traveled from the Chicago area to seek out the expertise of Dr. Michael Salinger, who repaired the valve. Dr. Boxer was home for dinner the following evening.
Runner With Cancer Experiences Best in Medicine and Compassion
Faced with a breast cancer diagnosis at age 34, Adrienne Ridgeway says she felt confident being in the hands of a team working every day to make her better. She says it was even better to know that she “was in the hands of caring people.”