Why I Choose Memorial - Patient Stories

SMALL BUT STRONG

Nick Marchi

21 years later, a "graduate" of Memorial's Newborn Intensive Care Unit shows his gratitude for those pivotal moments in 1990, when Nick was born weighing less than 3 pounds. Read More...

SCARIEST MOMENT OF YOUR LIFE 

 

Farrah and Brady Burkhart

Listen to Farrah as she describes her scariest moment - learning that her son, Brady,  was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Watch Video...

BEATING CANCER...TOGETHER

 

Elizabeth and Susan Griffin

Elizabeth and Susan Griffin, a mother-daughter duo of breast cancer survivors, redefine the idea that no one should battle cancer alone. Read More...

TWO LITTLE MIRACLES

 

Erin and Amanda

Erin and Amanda Farmer were born weighing just over 3 pounds each. Read as their parents recount the story of their birth in 2002. Read More...

More Patient Stories

I've Never Seen a Baby So Small
Christopher was born at 24 weeks of gestation, weighing only slightly more than a can of soda. Read his incredible journey through the NICU at Memorial Children's Hospital. Read More...


Thanking God for Memorial Children's Hospital

Read Michelle Grewe's moving speech to participants of the 2012 Sunburst Race about her son, Sam, and his struggles with bone cancer. Read More...

Defeating Cancer: A Way of Life for Cheryl
Since 2002, Cheryl has been diagnosed with cancer on three different occasions. Read more...

Craig's Positive Attitude in the Face of Cancer
On Feb. 22, 2010, at the age of 16 my life was put on hold when I received the news that I had stage II Nodular Lymphocyte Predominant Hodgkin’s Disease. Read more...

Screen Saver
Don Sieg, 67, of South Bend, underwent a free vascular screening in November 2009. Though he wasn’t having any symptoms, the screening showed he had a blockage in the right carotid artery. Read more...

Donald is Living Day to Day
During the early morning hours of June 5, 2010, I wasn’t thinking about dying. It wasn’t even something that crossed my mind as I went to bed the night before. Read more...

Life: That is what George was Celebrating
George Leonakis was a stranger to cancer until July of 2010. It took his life in 4 short weeks. However, the lessons he taught will live on forever. Read more...

The Best Treatment for Harold
July 29, 2010, was a day like many others for Harold Seemann. The retired equipment installer was lying on an easy chair in his living room. But this day would be far different because as he put his hand to his neck, he felt a lump. Read more...

A Fighting Spirit and a Winning Attitude
In February of 2007, the coach of the Penn High School girls’ soccer team made an announcement. Their sophomore forward, younger sister of one of their senior players, would be out for the season. Katie Aiello was undergoing treatment for leukemia. Read more...

"When is Your Birthday?" asks Linda
I went for my yearly physical and found out on my routine chest x-ray that I had a lesion. I had melanoma 11 years earlier on my right calf. Many scans later and following a biopsy, I found out the lung tumor was not related to the melanoma but was stage I lung cancer. Read more...

The Steps to Recovery
Marcus Garcia could hear the blare of approaching sirens reverberating through the night sky. Barely conscious, the 21-year-old Notre Dame student lay face-down on the concrete sidewalk, his body crumpled in a mess after falling some 30 feet from his third-story apartment window. Read more...

You Have Cancer
Cancer? Surely they had the wrong woman. Though both my parents had colon cancer, I ignored advice to be checked at age 40. Being an avid runner with a strict workout and diet regimen, I convinced myself I was immune to any serious illness. Read more...

I Knew I was in Great Hands
Randy's life was affected forever when he fell 20 feet and shattered his back. Watch video...