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Bryan Got a Second Chance: How UF physicians at Shands saved a boy’s life

Bryan Got a Second Chance: How UF physicians at Shands saved a boy’s life

Published: Nov 8th, 2011

Two-year-old Bryan Rosenberg lay in his hospital bed following emergency brain surgery. His father, Dr. Jason Rosenberg, remembers this nightmare of a day as if it was yesterday. On Aug. […]

Lasting Legacy

Lasting Legacy

Published: Nov 8th, 2011

Physician passes away, but his gift will continue to give Admitted to Shands at the University of Florida in October 2009 for acute myelogenous leukemia, Richard Laucks, M.D., valued the […]

The Growing Need for Cancer Care

The Growing Need for Cancer Care

Published: Nov 8th, 2011

“I am excited about the groundbreaking treatments the Shands at UF Cancer Hospital will bring, but I know something as important as this cannot be accomplished without the generosity of […]

Scott Dameron

Scott Dameron

Published: Nov 8th, 2011

In March 2003, Scott Dameron noticed a very small bump on his right forearm. In six weeks the bump grew to 1½ times the size of an eraser head. After […]

Michael

Michael

Published: Nov 8th, 2011

Michael was diagnosed with a brain tumor called fibrillary astrocytoma, grade II at the age of 8, when he had begun to show significant symptoms; he had lost the use […]

Diana

Diana

Published: Nov 8th, 2011

As a health reporter in Miami, Diana has spent her career telling someone else’s story. However, 10 years ago, it was her personal story that changed forever. Diana was diagnosed […]

Mark and Mary Wise

Mark and Mary Wise

Published: Nov 8th, 2011

The Wise Family began their involvement with Shands on Thanksgiving Day 1992 when Mary and the volleyball team visited Shands Children’s Hospital. However, one Wednesday during a vacation Mark and […]

Phillip “PJ” Caruso, II

Phillip “PJ” Caruso, II

Published: Nov 8th, 2011

An entire life can be changed in a moment’s notice. On the evening of Feb. 24, 2008, 19-year-old Phillip “PJ” Caruso, II was driving his SUV alone when he crossed […]

Carrie

Carrie

Published: Nov 8th, 2011

In August 2007, Shands employee Carrie Dunn arrived at the Shands at UF Level 1 Trauma Center following a serious car accident. Her car was totaled when a driver ran […]

Josef

Josef

Published: Nov 8th, 2011

Josef’s Bounce Back! From the time he was born, Josef had trouble breathing and suffered from colds every month. When he became sick again shortly after his family moved to […]