Broward Health Patient Stories

Broward Health Patient Stories

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24   Stories
Sharnie

For Sharnie Earle, business development engineer at Turner Construction Company in Miami, choosing her favorite work project is easy. Earle spent 14 months as an engineer during the 2013 modernization of The Maternity Place at Broward Health Medical Center and fell in love with the dedicated staff and newly redesigned rooms.



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Rachel and Stephanie Gilbert

January 12, 2015, is a day Rachel Gilbert will never forget. Stephanie, her then 6-year-old daughter, was taken to the pediatrician to check recent changes in her behavior. She was lethargic, had wet the bed and was complaining that "someone had stolen her brain."



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Yariel Labrador

On March 8, 2018, Yariel Labrador was rushed to Broward Health Medical Center after an accident caused devastating injuries to his feet and ankles. Brian Cross, D.O., an orthopedic surgeon at Broward Health Medical Center, worked quickly to save his limbs.



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Eddie Lingo

For 66-year-old Eddie Lingo, eyesight is paramount.  As a cable technician, providing for his family requires safe driving, attention to detail and being able to work under the sun. When Lingo started experiencing cloudy vision in 2015, he promptly scheduled an eye exam, thinking a new pair of glasses would do the trick. The diagnosis, however, was unexpected – he had cataracts.



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MK Piechura
Mary Kay Piechura was getting ready in May 2007 to celebrate her youngest daughter's wedding and planning a trip to France. One night, as she went about her regular routine, she noticed her nipple looked misshapen. Piechura went to her physician, and...

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Kruse Family
On his 1-month birthday, Benjamin Kruse began showing symptoms of a cold. He developed respiratory congestion and was taken to the pediatrician. Suspecting a viral infection, the doctor sent the family home to manage Ben's symptoms and asked to see him in three days. That same night, things took a turn for the worse...

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Danille Joseph
Danille Joseph, 35, is closely acquainted with breast cancer -- her family has a long history with the disease. When she felt "something strange" during her regular self-examination in April 2016, Joseph knew without being told what it was.

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Jasmine Harris
At the age of 26 Jasmine Harris was dreaming of her future when she heard four words that changed her life: You have breast cancer.

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Julie Padgett
Julie Padgett, a 50-year-old mother of three, had no history of breast cancer in her family. She knew, however, that she had dense breast tissue that would make it difficult to detect abnormal lumps during self-exams, so she always had her yearly mammograms.

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Kathy Silke-Connell
Kathy Silke-Connell describes it as the five minutes that saved her life. While doing a routine self breast examination in the shower, she felt a lump.

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