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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Results: 42

They made me feel like I was worth saving.

Any major surgery is scary! I was terrified about my kidney transplant, but also very, very excited. It was almost as if it was all a dream, and that somehow I would wake up any...

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Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
Transplant

Inventions help with serious injuries

When Leland Tash left for work that day in September 2011 on his motorcycle, he had no idea how quickly things were about to change.

A blind curve, a large truck and 124...

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Legacy Emanuel Medical Center
Intensive Care (ICU), Trauma

Kidney donation was the best decision I have ever made.

Donating my kidney was the most important thing I will ever do in my life!

The evaluation process was very easy, as well as thorough. I so appreciated the Legacy...

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Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
Transplant

Life after hip replacement is the "difference between day and night."

Before November of 2011, life for Mitch Stanley was "enormously painful." Walking was difficult, and he was up at night with joint pain. Now, after two partial knee replacements...

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Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center
Surgery

Self breast exams and mammograms matter.

I want to urge women to do both self breast exams, and if over 40, start screening with yearly mammograms.

Early diagnosis is key to a good outcome. I'm a living...
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Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
Cancer Care

Laser vision surgery helps U.S. Army Special Forces member live the life he loves

As a former member of the U.S. Army Special Forces, Steven Fraser’s skill was in mountain climbing and rescue. At home, however, if he knocked his glasses off his bedside...

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Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
Eye Care

Kidney donation -- If I could, I would do it all over again.

The kidney donor process at Legacy Transplant Services was thorough and educational. The support was incredible, and I will never forget the people that walked through it with our...
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Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
Transplant

The time spent in surgery and recovery is minimal compared to a donation's positive impact.

I had, for a number of years, been listed as an organ donor on my death, but had never before considered being a living donor. That all changed when I read a blog posting about a...
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Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
Transplant

Hallie Gentry had a heart attack at age 35.

One minute Hallie Gentry was at her desk, working away. The next, she was lying on the floor not breathing.

Her co-worker, Jessica Metteer, rushed to her side....

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Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center
Heart Care

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