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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Proud to be born at Legacy Emanuel

On Dec. 30, 1966, I was born prematurely and was delivered by Dr. Thomas Thornton at Emanuel Hospital. I was not supposed to live, but the team worked with me. After a week in...

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Legacy Emanuel Medical Center
Pregnancy and Childbirth

Patient believes in bloodless heart surgery

In March 2013, Keizer resident and full-time community college student Randy Magarrell, 58 at the time, couldn’t walk across campus because he felt so short of...

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Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
Heart Care, Surgery

Woman loses weight, finds "happy" person

Like many morbidly obese people, Linda Moore Garrett’s struggle stemmed from depression, stress and anxiety. At 450 pounds, the mother of three rarely left her home, often...
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Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
Weight-loss Surgery, Diabetes Care

"They saved two hearts that day -- Lucy's and mine."

When Lucy Bell was born with a heart defect, her doctor sent her to Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel.

Only four weeks old, tiny Lucy had...

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Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel
Heart Care, Children's

My transplant has completely changed my life.

The transplant team at Legacy was amazing. At every visit, they made sure everything was OK, answered any questions I had, and made me feel so comfortable to be there. They...

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Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
Transplant

My kidney donation has not affected my lifestyle.

The evaluation was very smooth and Legacy Transplant Services was AWESOME! Very supportive.

The recovery process was faster than I thought. I started running after...
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Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
Transplant

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