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Stroke survivor with aphasia is able to vote, thanks to his speech-language pathologist

By Kate Carney

Sady Sayago believes that voting is an important part of being a citizen; he worked with Jennifer Barry to make sure he could cast his ballot.

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“Tough guy” actor gets tender care at VUMC

By Nancy Humphrey

He's been a villain on "Weeds" and "Queen of the South"; he says his health care team members are heroes

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In memory of Kyle

By Matt Batcheldor

Last year, an honor walk for paramedic Kyle Fisher went viral. Now, his mother, a nurse at Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital, is promoting organ donation in his memory.

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The police officer needed a kidney transplant. The donor turned out to be very familiar to him — he had arrested her numerous times.

By Matt Batcheldor

He had been a cop for four decades. She had been featured on "Alabama's Most Wanted."

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Kidney transplant patient returns home to joyous reverse parade

By Matt Batcheldor

Lee Foster's friends and neighbors smiled, waved, honked and enjoyed cake pops

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Two brushes with death. Two life-saving Vanderbilt physicians. Then, two children.

By Matt Batcheldor

"Vanderbilt will always be a place that we hold dear for everything they have done for us,” says Mary Beth Ballard Murray.

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She wanted a baby for so long, and then he needed lifesaving surgery. A healthy child is Maira Hernandez’s Mother’s Day gift.

By Kelsey Herbers

“I want him to have a bright future, and I thank God for putting Michele in my path so my baby can have that.”

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Heart to heart

By Matt Batcheldor

This teacher got a life-saving heart transplant. So did her student. What are the odds?

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Patients report positive experiences with telehealth appointments

By Jill Clendening

"I love video appointments! It’s the safest way right now."

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