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Firefighter and paramedic Ricky Fetter stands beside Engine 7

Firefighter Finds Out He Needs Quintuple Bypass Surgery

Shortness of breath was the only symptom 49-year-old firefighter and paramedic, Ricky Fetter, was experiencing. When an EKG revealed that all five of his cardiac vessels were blocked, Ricky got the care he needed, just in the nick of time.

Abhishek Ray, MD and Eric Hess in the MRI room

Executive in the Right Place at the Right Time to Receive Lifesaving Stroke Care

When Eric Hess decided to head into work in spite of persistent, severe head and neck pain, he didn’t know his strong work ethic would ultimately save his life. Eric worked at UH Cleveland Medical Center, where he was quickly diagnosed and treated.

Patricia Clifton speaks about her experience with cochlear implant surgery

Cochlear Implant Gives Woman Back Her Independence

When hearing loss compounded Patricia Clifton’s ability to communicate as she had already been diagnosed with a vocal cord issue., she turned to University Hospitals otologist, Sarah Mowry, MD, who performed cochlear implant surgery.

Cory and family with Jignesh Dalal, MD

A Special Connection: Team Approach Helps Autistic Cancer Patient

After months of treatment for 22-year-old Cory Neff’s acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) were unsuccessful, he was transferred to UH Rainbow for specialized care and an innovative immunotherapy treatment.

A smiling Linda Estrada at the beach

Breast Cancer Survivor Seeks Help for Sexual Health Concerns from UH Team

California native Linda Estrada overcame a breast cancer diagnosis, recurrent bladder infections and sexual health issues with the help of her health care team at University Hospitals.

Limb Salvage Patient Maurice Edwards

Novel Council at UH Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute Diverts Patients from Amputation

Maurice Edwards of Cleveland knew he might lose his leg to amputation, but thanks to a novel council at University Hospitals (UH) Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute, he was spared that fate.

Christine Ash enjoys the outdoors

New Innovation Holds Promise in Fighting Lung Cancer

Christine Ash struggled with recurring lung cancer for nearly 20 years. After her doctor identified a concerning spot in her lung, in a tricky place that would traditionally be difficult to reach, new technology was used at UH to get the tissue.

Trent with Dr. Martin Bocks at the annual Heart Walk in Cleveland

A Heart Warrior Living Life to the Fullest

They never expected to be a heart family, but Trent's parents are so grateful their son is living his life to the fullest, thanks to the Congenital Heart Collaborative at UH Rainbow.

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