Patient Story

“I’m One of St. Joe’s Biggest Fans”

In June of 2016, Justine Chambers’ morning started out like any other, until a call from her 9-year-old daughter’s school changed everything. “They told me Jennifer was having a seizure, but more like a staring trance that she wouldn’t come out of. I rushed to school not knowing what I would find when I got…

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St. Joe’s Gave Hope to Aubrey Hope

“Your daughter has cancer.” When Lyndsi Hutson took her then 6-year-old daughter Aubrey to the doctor in April of 2020 because she was experiencing pain in her knee, she wasn’t too concerned. As a softball player Aubrey had her share of bumps and bruises, so when her doctor told her it was most likely growing…

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Chase’s Miraculous Journey is Music to Our Ears

Her daughter was a little over a year old when Alisha Harper was thrilled to learn she was expecting another baby. “We’d always wanted our kids to be close in age so while everyone else was a little shocked, our life was going exactly as we planned,” explains Alisha. Until it didn’t. When the hemorrhaging…

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A Team Like No Other Leads to a Victory Like No Other

As a linebacker on the Berkeley Prep football team, Jared Watson knew all about teamwork and what it took to secure a victory. But in late summer of 2019, when his parents spoke the three scariest words he’d ever heard – “You have cancer”, he needed a moment to process exactly what that meant. Then…

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A Good Neighbor with a Big Heart: How Fintech is Helping Kids Like Gianna Smile

When Fintech employee Jolene LaBarbera was tapped to be part of the company’s newly created community outreach team, she couldn’t wait to get started on their first project: an employee giving initiative benefitting St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital. “Knowing we would be helping the children’s hospital was very personal to me, because last spring, that’s exactly…

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Medical Device Helps Daniel’s Family Bond

The last six months have been a whirlwind for Julianna Perenzuela and her family. When their beautiful baby boy Daniel arrived last year, he was greeted with all the usual fanfare, especially since Julianna had recently miscarried and Daniel was her Rainbow baby.  Daniel’s dad Israel was overjoyed to welcome his son, and Daniel’s two-year-old…

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St. Joseph’s Hospital-South Completes Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

St. Joseph’s Hospital-South completed a $130 million expansion that began three years ago, expanding its emergency department and building a five-story patient tower to accommodate new services. The expansion is highlighted by the February opening of an 11-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for babies born prematurely or with special health needs. The Level II NICU provides specialized…

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The Power of Generosity

Andrew Goldstein spent a lot of time with his son Collin at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital while he underwent treatment, and he knows first-hand that the power of generosity from others can lighten a difficult experience.

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Patient Spotlight: Anna Faith Adcock

When Anna Faith Adcock was born at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in October 2005, she was 2 1/2 months premature and critically underweight at just 3.3 pounds.

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