Before she was born, Ruby was diagnosed with myelomeningocele, a severe form of spina bifida in which a small fluid sac grows on the spine. A multidisciplinary team of specialists at UT Physicians is working together to provide the expert care she needs to lead a full life.
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Breast cancer patient discovers her inner strength
Angela "Angie" Rodriguez had no family history of breast cancer but knew time was of the essence in charting her course of treatment.
Young boy with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy an inspiration to family
After an initial meeting with a new pediatrician, Sam Lujan was diagnosed with a rare condition - Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
Houston man’s close call with colon cancer inspires wife to advocate for importance of screening
After her husband's surgery to remove a cancerous polyp, Brenda Sanders became an inspirational advocate for colon cancer screenings.
Placenta accreta month: Novel approach to life-threatening pregnancy condition allows woman to have “miracle child” after loss
Margarita Saavedra was 35 years old and 18 weeks pregnant with her second child when she fainted at the doctor’s office after receiving the news that she might need to have a hysterectomy to remove her uterus.
Grandfather of 14 survives life-threatening aortic dissection
Lawrence Godfrey woke up one day and knew something wasn't right. Thankfully, doctors were able to quick diagnose and treat his aortic dissection.
One step at a time: Knee replacement surgeries allow patient to enjoy active lifestyle
After having two knee replacement surgeries during the pandemic, Marcia Gould can now get back to her active lifestyle.
Georgetown resident benefits from latest methods in surgery and telemedicine
Living hours away from the Texas Medical Center didn't stop Franz Schubert from connecting with his surgeon before his heart procedure.
Sickle cell patient focuses on faith and family to manage disease
Sickle cell patient, Noami Wesson, has found self-care and focusing on her faith and family to be the best medicines for managing her disease.
A PATH to progress: A program to help children with struggles
The PATH program is a unique day treatment program designed to meet the needs of children and adolescents with complex medical illnesses and behavioral challenges. With a lot of guidance and personalized support, Joshua completed the PATH program and built some meaningful relationships with peers.
A family’s story of cleft care from infancy to childhood
Megan Harvey has been a patient of the Texas Cleft-Craniofacial Team at UT Physicians since her birth to treat her cleft lip and palate.
Active senior bounces back from major surgery
Leslie Barnings-Joyce broke her femur but it didn't set her back for long. Thanks to the team at UT Physicians, she's back to enjoying her active lifestyle.
5-year-old rebounds after life-changing surgery
Edison Clinger can now focus his energy on school and playing "fireman," thanks to a successful surgery at UT Physicians to make his cerebral palsy more manageable.
Bypass surgery allows patient to get back on beat
Edwina Lewis is back to teaching music just six months after her coronary artery bypass surgery with Dr. Cesar Nahas, cardiothoracic and vascular surgeon.
Back on the field
After sustaining a traumatic brain injury on the baseball field, Jason Guidry is back to normal after help from UT Physicians.
Star soccer player learns to chase new dream
Twenty-two-year old Cienna Arietta has not let a severe concussion stop her from pursuing her dreams.
The new normal of surgeries during COVID-19
After sustaining an orthopedic injury, Jaijo required emergency surgery. However, with a pandemic underway, his surgical experience would be different.
A change of (birth) plans
Excited about being first-time parents, Brent and Isabel decided on a birth plan. However, after an impromptu ultrasound, plans quickly changed.
Unstoppable teen recovers from painful hip condition
Seventeen-year-old Marlee Steele didn't allow a painful hip condition to prevent her from playing sports and living life. Thanks to UT Physicians, she's made a full recovery.
Young stroke patient becomes her own best advocate
Eugheia Simon suffered and recovered from two strokes before the age of 30. Through her experiences, she has learned to be her own best advocate.
The best of care and research found at one location
Couple fully recovers from COVID-19 following care at UT Physicians. Learn how they are now helping others fight COVID-19.
Care in the time of COVID-19
As a person with a compromised immune system, Cheryl Yetz was nervous about attending her weekly appointments during the pandemic. Little did she know, alternative plans were being made to accommodate her.
For the love of dance
After receiving a startling diagnosis, Dani was determined to do whatever was necessary to return to her passion - dancing.
Back in the water and rowing strong again
Tammy Foy developed a puzzling condition that caused her right arm to become incredibly fatigued. After several visits to different specialists, she was diagnosed with Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. Read how Dr. Charlton-Ouw, vascular surgeon, was able to help.
Open to being different: Part 2
An update on Forrest Tweed and his life after cleft lip repair surgery.
Against all odds
A young boy is overcoming the odds after having six brain surgeries and multiple diagnoses by the age of four.