Legacy Patient Stories

Stories from our patients

You’re not alone. Everyone’s story is unique, but we all desire the same thing — quality care with a compassionate touch. Legacy provides that care. See what our patients have to say about their experiences. Have your own Legacy story? Send it in! We want to hear from you.



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Glaucoma patient, 90, sets his sights on international competition

Frank Weber is 90 years old, and he has glaucoma and macular degeneration. Yet despite his age and eye disease, he excels at the shot put, discus and javelin.

In fact,...

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Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
Eye Care

An awakening ... and a connection

When Elizabeth Hovde awoke after weeks in a coma, she didn’t know the people around her. But she sensed a connection.

“I felt attached, I felt cared for...
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Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
Rehabilitation

Spinal cord patient appreciates “extended family” at RIO

Dave Pierson knows that life can change in a flash. For him, it was a November day in 2011 when he was cleaning the gutters on the roof of his house. As he climbed down, the...

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Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
Rehabilitation

In a chair and still on the go, thanks in part to RIO

Outside of his full-time job, Dale Neely has many activities. He could be rebuilding a truck, doing a garden project, or lifting weights with the equipment he designed and put...

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Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
Rehabilitation

Psychiatrist finds a sanctuary when hit with rare disease

With a busy psychiatry practice, Brian Esparza, M.D., spends his days helping people in difficult situations. However, when afflicted with Guillain-Barre syndrome, a rare...

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Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center

"I was so fortunate to find Dr. Nathalie Johnson!"

Almost two years ago, a mass was discovered on my routine mammogram. I was so fortunate to find Dr. Nathalie Johnson! Her expert care, advice and kindness are unmatched by...

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Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
Cancer Care

A true mountain-top experience

"This procedure has given me a second lease on life, and I intend to make the most of it!"

Asthma was taking over Lindsey Sande's life. Then, at age 33 she found out...

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Legacy Medical Group
Lung Care

Surgery saves woman's eyesight, zest for life



By age 97, Jean Woolfolk was losing her verve for life. Eye disease and vision problems not only took away much of her eyesight, she had condition called...
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Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
Eye Care

Interventional cardiology expertise saves life of patient with rare artery dissection


To call 45-year-old Michele Gray the picture of health would be an understatement. She runs almost daily, plays golf and tennis regularly, and enjoys all...

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Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
Heart Care

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