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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A life-changing adventure, an incredible recovery

In September 2003, while descending Mt. Adams with fellow students from the University of Portland, a 500-pound boulder struck Jamie Hunter, throwing her more than 80 feet down the
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Legacy Emanuel Medical Center
Intensive Care (ICU), Trauma

The angels are coming.

I proudly say I am a graduate of the Emanuel Hospital School of Nursing, class of 1967. To be a graduate of Emanuel was in itself a reference for excellence. There are many
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Legacy Emanuel Medical Center
Nursing

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: “I
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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. A few
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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 –– despite
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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 sustained
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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 hospital
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Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Children's

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 Oregon,
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Legacy Emanuel Medical Center
Pregnancy and Childbirth

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