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Patient Story Library
Click on the photo albums to read some amazing patient stories that are
possible in part due to donor support.
Cancer-free since 2008, Pat Mayer credits Monmouth Medical Center and her
favorite physician with guiding her through her battle with breast cancer…
Read Pat's Story
Every year, 1.6 million Americans are diagnosed with cancer. Behind that
statistic are real people – our family, our friends, our neighbors
Read Billy's Story
For friends and family like Don Pannacciulli of Watchung, cancer is not
something we plan for. But, when the diagnosis is cancer, Saint Barnabas
Medical Center is home to expert, compassionate oncology care.
Read Don's Story
It is impossible to describe how devastating it is to hear the words, “you
have cancer.” I could not believe what I heard. I am thankful that
in the midst of feeling fear and desperation, I was directed to the Cohen
Cancer Center at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.
Read Catherine's Story
As clinical nurse navigators at Community Medical Center, we do our best
to ensure each patient we meet is able to gain back some of the control
that is lost when they hear the words, “you have cancer.”
Read Kathe and Terri's story.
When faced with a medical emergency while at my workplace, Newark Beth
Israel Medical Center was there for me. I was rushed to the Emergency
Department at The Beth after experiencing sudden, severe pain. I thought
I was having a heart attack.
Read Austin's Story
I closed my eyes and my heart stopped – for six minutes… Luckily,
I was already at Jersey City Medical Center when my heart stopped. The
hospital staff took immediate action and saved my life.
Read Rob's Story
From my own birth, to the births of both of my children and most recently
my cardiac care, Monmouth Medical Center has always been here for me.
Read Alice's Story
My story is not for the faint of heart. At two years old, I hit my chest
on the corner of a table in our living room. The impact caused me to pass
out and turn black and blue, sending my mother into a panic.
Read Augustine's Story
“Your baby needs open-heart surgery.” As a nurse at Newark
Beth Israel Medical Center, I have heard those words before. But, nothing
prepared me for the day those words were spoken to me.
Read Omari's Story
At just 28-years-old, I needed a heart transplant. With literally hours
left to live, my mother received the miracle phone call from Newark Beth
Israel Medical Center that saved my life. A heart was available for me.
Read Samantha's Story
No one had more confidence in the health care provided at Newark Beth Israel
Medical Center than my mother, Esther Shilling. My two brothers and I
were all born at The Beth and for more than 20 years, our mother proudly
served as a registered nurse there, assisting in the treatment of heart
patients in the Pacemaker Center.
Read Esther's Story
Just two months after my kidney transplant last summer, I was at the driving
range swinging a golf club. I felt great! And, second only to my younger
sister who selflessly donated her kidney, I credit Saint Barnabas Medical
Center and the care I received there with my continued healthy recovery.
Read Greg's Story
I delivered a healthy baby girl during a blizzard last February after many
hours of labor. The efforts of the outstanding medical and nursing team
eased my mind both before and then through this long, difficult birth.
Read Sheri's story.
Amy and Michael were born seven weeks early on October 5th
after a very difficult pregnancy. At just over five pounds and nearly
four pounds, our twins were so tiny!
Read Jennifer's Story
Sean is a man "on the go.” And there’s no slowing down
on weekends as the active 49-year-old plays pickup basketball every Sunday
morning. During a recent game, he suddenly felt a stabbing pain in the
back of his leg. At first he thought someone had kicked him, but then
he heard what he calls “the proverbial snap.”
Read Sean's story.
I consider myself very lucky our regional Level II Trauma Center was here,
close to home at Jersey City Medical Center when I needed it most.
I cannot say enough about the highly skilled staff. Everyone took care
of me exactly the right way at exactly the right time.
Read Ricardo's Story