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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: 52

“I needed a major rebuild.”

When a leg cramp woke 57-year-old Mike Morrison, R.N., one August morning, he chalked it up to having worked three 12-hour shifts at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center's ICU, where
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Legacy Emanuel Medical Center
Heart Care

"Miracle Miranda" thriving after four heart surgeries

Tod and Lorie Case’s joy at the impending birth of their second daughter, Miranda, was tempered by trepidation because they knew she had hypoplastic left heart syndrome. The
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Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel
Heart Care, Children's

Charlane had always been "fluffy."

Before losing 112 pounds, Charlane Cardwell used to call herself “fluffy.” Today, she looks and feels like a new person. “I can see my toes!” Charlane
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Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
Weight-loss Surgery

"It was a life-changing event."

Inspired by the success of his wife, Charlane, and both of his brothers, Cecil Cardwell lost 98 pounds and 49 inches with the help of gastric bypass surgery. “My energy
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Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
Weight-loss Surgery

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 feet of
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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 Transplant
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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 example of
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Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
Cancer Care

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