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

From burn victim to pro triathlete

 
Lying in a hospital bed in remote Thailand with burn injuries on his leg so severe that doctors told him he may never walk, Colin O’Brady had a novel idea:...
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Legacy Emanuel Medical Center
Burn Care

Two weeks on life support, 32 surgeries, one amazing tale

As with many people in late 2009, Tom Trautman came down with a case of H1NI “swine” flu. Unlike most others though, Tom’s illness grew worse. Much worse.

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Legacy Emanuel Medical Center
ECMO, Intensive Care (ICU)

Pilot gets his wings back after cardiac rehab

When airline pilot Todd Henion saw his new primary care physician, he mentioned that he’d felt occasional chest pain when he exerted at high intensity ––...

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Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
Heart Care

Eternally grateful

It was 1 a.m., July 1, 2005, when I crossed a dark street, dressed in dark clothing, and was hit by a car in a 45 mph zone at full impact. I was thrown about 30 feet and...

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Legacy Emanuel Medical Center
Intensive Care (ICU)

A little fighter makes it home.

On May 15, 2011, my world turned upside down. At 26 weeks, five days pregnant, something didn’t feel right. My motherly instincts kicked in and told me to get to the...

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Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Children's

Brain malformation and stroke? No problem for Dr. Chen

In the winter of 2008 I was struck with the worst headache of my life. “Is this what a migraine feels like?” I pondered, but I stopped, as thinking hurt too much. I...

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Legacy Emanuel Medical Center
Neurosurgery, Stroke, Rehabilitation

Nurse ends up where she started

It was 1964, and I was a wide-eyed high school grad when I left “the farm” in Central Washington and came to “the city” and Emanuel Hospital School of...

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Legacy Emanuel Medical Center
Nursing

A present we will never forget

Thrilled to be pregnant with my seventh child, I was shocked to be threatening miscarriage at 16 weeks while on a cross country road trip with my family. I made it home to...

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Legacy Emanuel Medical Center
Pregnancy and Childbirth

"Lymphoma Libby" beats cancer.

In December of 2000 I began feeling a funny gurgling in my throat, really itchy skin, extreme tiredness and horrible hiccups. I was 20 years old. My mom and I both thought maybe...

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Legacy Emanuel Medical Center
Cancer Care

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