Broward Health Patient Stories

Broward Health Patient Stories

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28   Stories
Stephanie Popov
Stephanie Popov, R.N., 35, just achieved incredible weight loss. After undergoing bariatric surgery at Broward Health Imperial Point, she lost close to 140 pounds in a nine-month span. Sadly, there are barely any pictures to document her success. Mostly because, for the longest time, Popov did not like having her picture taken.

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Cynthia Memmoli

Cynthia Memmoli, 81, put off having a second hip replacement surgery because her first hip replacement had caused some complications. When the pain became too unbearable she knew it was time to get her other hip fixed.



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Martin Stuart

When Martin Stuart, a retired marketing executive from Coconut Creek, couldn't breathe or swallow food, he was told by his primary care physician he needed to go to an emergency room immediately.  



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Robert Miller

Christmas Eve is for some a time for celebration, spending time with family and friends during the holiday season. For Robert Miller, Christmas Eve 2015 was the day he almost lost his life.



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Sharnie

For Sharnie Earle, business development engineer at Turner Construction Company in Miami, choosing her favorite work project is easy. Earle spent 14 months as an engineer during the 2013 modernization of The Maternity Place at Broward Health Medical Center and fell in love with the dedicated staff and newly redesigned rooms.



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Rachel and Stephanie Gilbert

January 12, 2015, is a day Rachel Gilbert will never forget. Stephanie, her then 6-year-old daughter, was taken to the pediatrician to check recent changes in her behavior. She was lethargic, had wet the bed and was complaining that "someone had stolen her brain."



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Yariel Labrador

On March 8, 2018, Yariel Labrador was rushed to Broward Health Medical Center after an accident caused devastating injuries to his feet and ankles. Brian Cross, D.O., an orthopedic surgeon at Broward Health Medical Center, worked quickly to save his limbs.



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Eddie Lingo

For 66-year-old Eddie Lingo, eyesight is paramount.  As a cable technician, providing for his family requires safe driving, attention to detail and being able to work under the sun. When Lingo started experiencing cloudy vision in 2015, he promptly scheduled an eye exam, thinking a new pair of glasses would do the trick. The diagnosis, however, was unexpected – he had cataracts.



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MK Piechura
Mary Kay Piechura was getting ready in May 2007 to celebrate her youngest daughter's wedding and planning a trip to France. One night, as she went about her regular routine, she noticed her nipple looked misshapen. Piechura went to her physician, and...

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Kruse Family
On his 1-month birthday, Benjamin Kruse began showing symptoms of a cold. He developed respiratory congestion and was taken to the pediatrician. Suspecting a viral infection, the doctor sent the family home to manage Ben's symptoms and asked to see him in three days. That same night, things took a turn for the worse...

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