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Category: Patient Story


'Help is on the way'

'Help is on the way'

April 1, 2024

After her stroke, she decided that perseverance would be her path to recovery.


Life goes on even as cancer spreads

Life goes on even as cancer spreads

August 4, 2023

'It's not as bad as you think,' says Vince Lumia of Syracuse


For her, survival means starting anew

For her, survival means starting anew

July 26, 2023

Cancer survivor Sophie Friedman wants people to know that patients don’t...


Surgery successfully treats his prostate cancer

Surgery successfully treats his prostate cancer

June 27, 2022

It wasn't easy but gets better with time, patient says.


Her decision: for each day to be good

Her decision: for each day to be good

June 8, 2022

Pastor Sue Crawson-Brizzolara of Harpursville praises her Upstate health care...


Her breast cancer diagnosis came four days before the birth of her son

Her breast cancer diagnosis came four days before the birth of her son

May 26, 2022

Nurse practitioner alternated breastfeeding with chemotherapy


Navigating uncertainty through palliative care

Navigating uncertainty through palliative care

February 1, 2022

CHOICES program helps families of children with life-altering illnesses


Human connection

Human connection

January 14, 2022

Even during challenging circumstances, doctors find ways to communicate with...


The tale behind Beaver Stickz

The tale behind Beaver Stickz

December 14, 2021

After brain surgery, a young boy wanted to give back


Prayers, luck and intensive care: How one man survived COVID-19

Prayers, luck and intensive care: How one man survived COVID-19

December 6, 2021

Family, hospital staff help patient pull through


Saved by a team of surgeons

Saved by a team of surgeons

July 13, 2021

An Owego man had a 16-pound tumor removed in a 12-hour operation


Resilient and recovering

Resilient and recovering

July 12, 2021

A boy's first birthday followed surgery for a brain tumor.


The polyp was a clue

The polyp was a clue

July 9, 2021

A routine screening detected her cancer early, when it was most treatable


Triumphs in darkness

Triumphs in darkness

May 20, 2021

When Greg Jenkins got better after battling COVID, he rang this bell.


FAST action likely saved his life

FAST action likely saved his life

May 12, 2021

Friends knew to call 911 when Chuck Olley showed symptoms of a stroke


I got vaccinated because ...

I got vaccinated because ...

May 5, 2021

Upstate employees tell what a COVID-19 shot means to them


A stroke at 34: Upstate nurse shares her ordeal

A stroke at 34: Upstate nurse shares her ordeal

December 4, 2020

'Thunderclap' headache turned out to herald a severe stroke


Getting a kidney during COVID-19

Getting a kidney during COVID-19

December 3, 2020

Extra precautions ensured a smooth transplant for music professor Lonel Woods


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