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Ardelis' Story

Diagnosed with congenital heart disease at 4-months-old, Ardelis has had several surgeries. Learn about her courage and patient care as an adult at the Heart and Vascular Center at Yale New Haven Hospital where she had surgery in 2020.

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Jo's Story

Repeated surgeries left Jo unable to keep up with her volunteering and hobbies. But after bariatric surgery and a complex hernia repair at Yale New Haven Hospital, she's back in action.

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Julia's Story

Since age 2, Julia had been having epileptic seizures and convulsions. Her family brought her to the Yale Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at Yale New Haven Hospital where a team of healthcare providers would care for her with treatment that included medication, as well as speech, occupational and physical therapies.

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Smiles Across the Miles

All Shari Sisk, RN, asked for was a table. Mark Santoro, her patient on the Smilow Cancer Hospital Medical Oncology was unable to make it to his son Joe’s wedding. That simple request turned into a mission for staff throughout Yale New Haven Hospital, who used their special skills to bring Mark and his family together.

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Mike's Story

Mike Funaro remembers exactly how he felt six years ago as he waited in pre-op for the surgery that would remove part of his brain....

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Rob's Story

Facing liver cancer, Rob knew his best chance for survival was a liver transplant from a living donor....

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Stephen's Story

Within days of learning his infant son had liver failure, Stephen, a determined father, launched an extensive search for a living organ donor that extended to his family and communities of friends, church choir and clubs...

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