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Carly Schroeder had a stroke in her 20s. Now 10 years later, she is thankful for her life, her family and the care she received at Vanderbilt

By Tavia Smith

"I'm eternally grateful to all the people that helped me through that dark time."

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Kristie Kuzy decided to donate a kidney to a stranger. Her generosity initiated the first three-recipient kidney transplant chain in the history of Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

By Matt Batcheldor

The amazing and improbable story of how it all fell into place

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This high school math teacher almost died in a car wreck. He comes back three times a year to encourage other trauma patients.

By Kristin Smart

Goodie bags and words of hope from somebody who's been there.

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Ten years ago, Mike Lavin was saved by a bone marrow transplant. A few days ago, he paid a surprise visit to the donor who made it possible.

By Tom Wilemon

“I really appreciate everything you have done. I’m here because of you.”

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Kevin Hartley was an organ donor, and his mother had one wish: to hear her son’s heartbeat one more time

By Matt Batcheldor

Thanks to his heart recipient, Rhonda Lucas, she got the chance.

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It was a normal workday at Kroger. Then Charles Fisher almost died.

By Matt Batcheldor

After his collapse, a team formed to save his life: coworkers and bystanders who knew CPR; first responders who used a defibrillator; and doctors and nurses at Vanderbilt

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Twenty-three families with babies in NICU treated to holiday outing to Opryland Hotel

By Jessica Pasley

A time for holiday cheer and a break from the hospital

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Taylor Swift wax figure from Madame Tussauds brings smiles to Children’s Hospital

By Jessica Pasley

Posers gonna pose pose pose pose pose

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Children’s Hospital patient Caroline Lantz has a special night with Maddie and Tae at the CMAs

By Jessica Pasley

Hanging out at a fancy hotel, getting glammed up, walking the red carpet and taking in the CMAs.

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