Broward Health Patient Stories

Broward Health Patient Stories

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Annie
Annie Michel, a 27-year-old stroke survivor, is grateful to the team at Broward Health Coral Springs for saving her life.  

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After her water broke at 28 weeks, Maria Carbonell spent the more than a month of her pregnancy on bed rest at Broward Health Medical Center.



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Treasurlyn White
A Coral Springs middle school teacher suffered a stroke and is now back in the classroom, thanks to the multi-disciplinary stroke team at Broward Health North. 

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Sandra Levine

Sandra Levine, 62, was given a second chance at life when she had a successful liver transplant at Broward Health Medical Center.  



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Roeck Family

On the morning of October 16, 2018, just one day after celebrating their seventh wedding anniversary, Cara Roeck was waiting for her 44-year old husband, Adam, to undergo open heart surgery at Broward Health Medical Center.



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Ida
Ida Rhames, 71, was out on a celebratory lunch with her staff on November 15, 2018. After eating some chicken at a fast-food restaurant, Rhames felt a sharp pain in her chest. Convinced her discomfort was related to previous gallbladder problems, she drove to the Emergency Room at Broward Health Imperial Point.

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Joanne
Jo Ann Perreault knows what it takes to live a heart-healthy lifestyle while living with diabetes. A clinical dietitian and certified diabetes educator at Broward Health Coral Springs, Perreault was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes 25 years ago. She can identify with her diabetic patients on a deeper level and help them navigate this chronic condition because of her personal experience.

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Kriss

Krishendial "Kris" Mootiram was at work like any normal day when he began to feel tightness in his chest, a pain he had never felt before. He disregarded the pain as possible indigestion and went about his day. He later felt a terrible pounding on his chest and told his supervisor that he needed help.



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Cobb

Michael Cobb, 65, was spending a pleasant Sunday at the driving range in October 2017. He was sweating profusely, but standing under the Florida sun, it did not seem unusual. He felt a slight pain across his chest, but he shrugged it off, certain it was just indigestion. That night after dinner, his resting heart rate was above 100 - well above his normal rate.

  



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Leonard

On December 8, 2017, while working on a fence with his son and grandson, 71-year-old Robert Leonard suffered a heart attack and collapsed to the ground. 



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