Category Archives: Patient Stories

My Remarkable Recovery from Traumatic Injuries

A recent graduate of Ohio University’s Honors Tutorial College, Spencer Smith moved to Detroit for a career position with Teach for America. This young man was working as a teacher and making a difference at a public charter school in … Continue reading

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The Angel Pillow Project

When Sabrina Mayhew was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011, she was confident doctors would care for her medical needs, but she knew that with such a diagnosis also comes emotional pain. While recovering from a double mastectomy, someone gave … Continue reading

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Making A Difference Brings Joy to Botsford Employees

“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1882, American essayist, … Continue reading

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Nurse’s Generosity Swayed Patient to Take Lifesaving Medication

I want to share a special story about Lori Mesko, RN, who works on Botsford Hospital’s 2 South Progressive Care Unit. Sometimes nurses don’t get recognized for all they do. I want to make sure Lori does, because she gave … Continue reading

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One Day, Many Lives Forever Changed For The Better in Botsford’s ER

This true story tells how an amazing team of physicians and nurses who work in Botsford Hospitals’ Emergency and Trauma Center saved a five-month old baby boy from certain death. While at daycare, Cameron Herrick of Redford swallowed his whole … Continue reading

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Telehealth: A program to trust

An experienced nurse trusted her mother’s care to a telehealth program and was able to enjoy a worry free vacation. Continue reading

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Breast Cancer Survivor Gives Back to Botsford Nurses

Sometimes, Botsford patients are so grateful they want to do more than just say ‘thank you.’ Find out what one breast cancer survivor did to say thanks to her nurses. Continue reading

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How to Avoid a Heart Attack: Survivor tells his story and lessons learned

John was only 52 when he almost died from a heart attack. Here, he tells his story in his own words, including the lesson he learned and wants you to know about. Continue reading

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How to prevent hair loss from chemotherapy

Ann, a Botsford Cancer Center patient, explains how a new technology has helped her keep her hair during chemotherapy. Continue reading

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Preventing Code Blues at Botsford Hospital

You’ve probably seen a code blue happen on TV or in movies, but at Botsford, this special team does everything they can do prevent them from happening. Continue reading

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