Our Stories

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  • Cancer Center

  • Catherine

    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.

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  • Emergency Department

  • austin

    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.

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  • Heart Health

  • augustine

    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.

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  • omari

    “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.

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  • Heart Transplant

  • Samantha

    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.

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  • Esther

    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
  • Children's Hospital of New Jersey

Read Stories from the Children's Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.

  • Sagay Sherpa Sangay has not required cancer treatment in 5 years, something his father Nurbu describes as a nightmare turned miracle.
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    Alyssa Hennessey Quick action taken by Alyssa’s father and the expert care received at our Children's Hospital enabled her to achieve a full recovery.
    Read Alyssa's story
  • Peter Khuri In June of 2005, Peter reached a milestone most parents take for granted---breathing on his own.
    Read Peter's story
    Keanu Taylor\ Treated for both sickle cell disease and leukemia, today, 11-year-old Keanu is the healthiest he has ever been.
    Read Keanu's story
  • Keanu Taylor\ Vernon resident Ana Marie Presti watches intently as her son Rhett dribbles a basketball in the school gym.
    Read Rhett's story
    Our Children's Stories