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Patient Stories

Patient care is at the center of everything we do at Indiana University Health. The strength and determination patients show each day is inspirational. Here, you’ll learn about their struggles and challenges as well as their emotional milestones and victories.

We are IU Health April 27, 2021 Intensive care nurse first IU Health patient to donate two organs IU Health University Hospital She first donated a kidney then two years later Stephanie Kroot donated a portion of her liver. Both times, she approached the donation without first ... Intensive care nurse first IU Health patient to donate two organs
Never Too Young  - Here’s how this 22-year-old is Fighting Stage 4 Colon Cancer Patient Stories March 29, 2021 Never Too Young - Here’s how this 22-year-old is Fighting Stage 4 Colon Cancer By IU Health Senior Journalist, T.J. Banes, tfender1@iuhealth.org She’s 22. She was 21 when she ...
Diagnosis: Hodgkin’s lymphoma - She spent her birthday in the hospital March 24, 2021 Diagnosis: Hodgkin’s lymphoma - She spent her birthday in the hospital At first she thought she had allergies, and then Christine Kirk heard the word, “cancer.” By IU ...
We are IU Health March 11, 2021 Testicular cancer patient travels from Chile to Indianapolis for world-class care Pedro Cordua lives in Chile and has been battling testicular cancer for two years. He came to Indianapolis for treatment with the help of Destination ...

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