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Patient Stories

Letter & Photos: Rachel’s Story

You saved my life on May 24, 2014, and there is no amount of thank yous I can say to show my gratitude…

Facebook: Alex’s Story

Eight years ago on this day I was pretty much dead on a hospital gurney with all my family around me and being told I wasn’t gonna make it...

News Release: Gale’s Story

A mother, age 50, of two teenagers, Gale, from Dyer, IN, suffered a stroke the day before Easter. She was rushed to a community hospital…

Letter: Frances’ Story

How do you even begin to thank the people who saved your life? A simple “Thank You” does not even come close to how I feel since you were brought into my life. I now have a second chance in life…

Rush Community Benefits: Wanda’s Story

Last year, Wanda Williams-Harrell had the mother of all headaches — a headache that hurt so overwhelmingly that no over-the-counter pain reliever would help…

Letter: Margaret’s Story

Dr. Demetrius Lopes is my doctor, and I am so thankful for his talents and expertise. He is a brilliant neurosurgeon; however, what is equally meaningful is his kindness…

Discover Rush: Bettina’s Story

Bettina Richards has learned to appreciate the value of a second opinion. Not only did a second opinion save her life, it allowed her to live her life the best way possible…

Video: Nance’s Story

I had a ferocious headache and called my son and said, “I have this horrible headache and I’m just going to bed because I can’t stand it.” So he came home and I really don’t know what happened after that…

Review: RateMDs.com

Dr. Lopes is the very best at what he does…

Video: Dolores’ Story

I was very fortunate that I had a non-ruptured aneurysm, so I had time to do my homework. Dr. Lopes was referred to me early on, but I wanted to get opinions from other physicians before coming to Rush…

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