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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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

"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

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

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

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

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

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