Gabrielle Nave

For much of her young life, Gabrielle Nave has battled illnesses. At age 10, Gabrielle was diagnosed with Ewing sarcoma, a cancer in her bones. She often had imaging scans of her bones to see if the cancer was returning or spreading. » Read more

Jackie (Jacqueline) Brown

High blood pressure and obesity were limiting Jackie Brown's life. At more than 350 pounds, Jackie struggled getting in and out of her car and bending over to tie her shoes. She had bad eating habits and didn't get out much to enjoy social events, especially since she didn't like seeing how she looked in photos of herself at parties. » Read more

MarieClare Powell

Sister MarieClare Powell was a generally healthy 90-year-old, enjoying her golden years and active lifestyle living in Mississippi. But for about two years, she frequently felt nauseous and had to eat cautiously, being careful of the amount of food she ate. » Read more

Devyn Dominick

Growing up is full of challenges, and is even harder when you're overweight. After struggling with her weight in her teen years, Devyn Dominick decide to take action. » Read more

Irenita James

It’s hard to enjoy life when you’re feeling unhappy and out of energy. Add in joint and back pain with poor sleep at night, and day-to-day tasks become even harder. Extra weight was causing health and emotional challenges like these for Irenita James, so she decided to take action and do something serious about it. » Read more

Charlotte Kirsch

Charlotte Kirsch enjoyed a full, active life with her family and kept busy working in a retail position. With her grandson nearby, she was often spending time with him. Charlotte had never smoked, and although she had high blood pressure, she was otherwise healthy. » Read more

Alexis Resendez

A trip to the emergency room revealed a mass in Alexis' chest near her thyroid gland, and she was referred to Dr. Emad Kandil, chief of endocrine surgery at Tulane University School of Medicine. » Read more

Billie Findlay

As someone whose life has been guided by her deep faith in a higher power, Billie Findlay was only a little surprised when a recent health scare took her on a journey that seemed to be sprinkled with drops of divine intervention. » Read more


My husband and I want to thank you from the warmth of our hearts for the extraordinary skill and care you gave him, not once, but on numerous occasions. Your genius for detecting cancer cells and your persistence in finding the malignant tumor in my husband at first shook our world. But looking back, we know that the diagnosis you gave came early and gave us a chance to fight. » Read more


Our family was taken care of by a fantastic nurse who was always caring and helpful to our family. Her care of our loved one was the greatest. » Read more


Thank you so much for all your help with my dad. The hospital from the doctors down really went out of its way to fix the situation, and I can't tell you how much my mom and I appreciate it. My dad was able to have a second, successful procedure done and we are hopeful that he might begin recovery in the near future. » Read more


Thank you for your courtesy and consideration which you so generously gave during my eye procedure. As you can see, I was in considerable discomfort with my arthritic back and your understanding and response in helping to relieve this was most appreciated. » Read more

Bill West

Like most people, I've had moments in my life when I found myself grateful for my experiences. My gratitude involves good health, a great family, an education, and the fortune to be born and raised in a great country. My concept of gratitude changed after receiving a liver transplant in May 2004 at Tulane's Abdominal Transplant Institute. » Read more


In 2002, I was placed on dialysis because of kidney failure due to Lupus. At first, I only needed dialysis for a few weeks because my kidneys started to work again. But then in June 2004, I had another lupus flare-up and was placed back on dialysis again but this time I wasn't so lucky—it was permanent. I remained on dialysis for 2 years. » Read more