Broward Health Patient Stories

Broward Health Patient Stories

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When Carol Cannariato was recovering from a mild flu in March 2020, the last thing she expected was a stroke. As a 59-year-old physical education teacher at Deerfield Beach Middle School, she lived an active lifestyle. 



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For Steven Kahn, 41, recovering from COVID-19 has been a struggle. Nearly a year after being diagnosed with the deadly virus, Steven said he has “good days and bad days.” Despite his bouts with extreme physical fatigue, mental fog and post-traumatic stress disorder, Steven is deeply grateful for the care he received at Broward Health Imperial Point.

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Before his bariatric weight-loss surgery at Broward Health Imperial Point, Jose Jimenez had a host of health conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, and high cholesterol.



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Jamie was rushed to the ER where doctors found a sizable electrical blockage that was preventing her heart from pumping blood.

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Kemit
In July 2019, Kemit-Amon Lewis, 36, went into septic shock in St. Croix on the US Virgin Islands.   Broward Health International was contacted by one of the local hospitals for a higher level of care.

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Bruce Davis
Bruce Davis, 73, was at home when he started feeling unwell. The Parkland resident remained home for several days while he was experiencing shortness of breath, diarrhea and sweating. Bruce thought he had COVID-19 and could recover at home.

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Jeffrey Strohecker

Whether it’s as the vice president and chief financial officer of his manufacturing business or keeping up with his two teenagers, Jeffrey Strohecker is always on the go. When the 63-year-old started to feel increasingly fatigued, he sought medical attention and was referred to Broward Health.



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Twinell and Jeff Lowe had their empty nest plan mapped out when they learned in December 2019 that they were expecting their third child. 

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Rebecca Bryan
Rebecca Bryan, 56, loves taking long walks on the beach near her condo and when the pain in her knees nearly stopped her in her tracks, Rebecca knew it was time to seek advanced care.

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Rosemarie Valderrosa
After years of having routine mammogram screenings, Rosemarie Valderrosa, 61, missed her annual exam in 2016. "I had a false sense of security thinking it's going to be negative anyway," Valderrosa recalled. "It's always negative."

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