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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updates: A Message for our Magee community

Patient Stories

Laura Jacko & Lauren Kowal
From NICU to Playdates: Friends bonding over common experience could lead to better science

“I’m always about anything that happened to me being turned around to help future women”

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Mary Beth Mathews
‘What Else Would You Name Her?’: A breast cancer patient, a pregnancy, and a doctor’s belief in the power of decisionmaking

“We were so impressed with the hospital and the people. So what else would you name her?”

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Aimee DiCicco-Ruhl
Living Like There Is No More Bad News

“When I was officially cancer-free, Dr. Brufsky told me I had to live like there is no more bad news.”

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Pallavi Tiwari
A Common Infection, A New Mom and the Fight of a Lifetime

“As a new mom, you sometimes feel like you have to put your own recovery aside for the needs of your newborn. But you matter – your recovery matters.”

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Maria Karous
Mesh Surgery to Solve Decades of Incontinence Is ‘Life-changing’

“There was such a great freedom, knowing I didn’t have to use pads, that I had control.”

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Hilary Flint
After a Decade of Disabling Pain, Young Woman Finds New Lease on Life with Magee Physician

“I’d been asking for help for a decade by the time I met Dr. Donnellan, but she was the first person who actually heard me.”

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Terri Bone
Ending a Pattern of Prematurity

“I want to help advance the research in my generation, so that my daughter or future granddaughter [does] not have to bring home a fragile preemie and just hope for the best.”

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Frankie Knowles
Fertility Surgery Offers Hope to 7-year-old Battling Brain Tumor

“We want to think about Frankie not only as he is now, but as he will be when he is an adult.”

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Riley Balcita
As 10-year-old Stares Down Leukemia, Procedure Fights to Preserve His Future Ability to Have Children

“I never really knew anybody who had cancer. So this was a whole different realm.”

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