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Patient Stories

Tina Owens-Schmidt
Diagnosis, Planning Play Key Roles in Potentially Life-Threatening Birth

“I feel very positive about my experience. I don’t think the outcome could have been better. I needed the people who were prepared to be in that room, so their plan worked.”

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Michelle Piscitani
Artist-Turned-Patient Donates Painted Guitars to Raise Funds for Women’s Health

“Listen to your body and fight for your health, talk openly and fearlessly about all the embarrassing details so we can end the stigma.”

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Lee Giller
Rare But Real: Lee Giller Raised Hope, Awareness for Male Breast Cancer Patients

“We need to be advocating for them as much as we advocate for ourselves. We can play a very important role in men’s health.”

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Cambria King
After Learning to Care for Herself, Cambria King Launched a Career Caring for Others

“I had to learn to care for myself in a completely new way.”

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Shelby Holloway
‘Your Journey is Your Own:’ Determination, Self-Advocacy Freed Shelby Holloway From a Lifetime of Pain

“I didn’t need someone to tell me I was nice. I didn’t need someone to tell me I was fit. I was all about science: facts, data, discovery. That’s what I wanted in my doctor.”

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Siobhan Huck
“I am not done:" Diagnosed in pregnancy, one woman redefines what it means to survive.

“I get about nine months on each trial, and that's nine months I didn't have before.”

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Shalece Kimble
‘Once a preemie, always a preemie:’ Mother reflects on her son’s remarkable journey from the NICU

“One of the major goals of our research is better diagnosis, and importantly, prevention of these kinds of stories.”

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Katie Love
From Preeclampsia to Premature Birth, New Mom’s Experience is a Roller Coaster

“As we study what goes wrong, we believe there will be clues, very early in pregnancy — subtle, but important.”

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Yolanda Murphy
‘Passion with a focus:’ After breast cancer, Yolanda Murphy builds a bridge to young survivors

“My breast cancer journey has brought me to this place, and I’m grateful. I’m grateful to be making a difference.”

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