Patient stories

Paige Edwards

It was less than four months ago that Paige Edwards and her mother, Janine, watched with great interest as the teenaged Michael Waldron talked on NBC's Today Show about his bionic fingers, ProDigits ...

Michael Bailey

Michael Bailey is a technology nut and always keeps up with the latest developments, but he never thought for one minute that he would become one of the first people in the ...

Eric Jones

With a weakened immune system due to bouts with cancer, Eric Jones's health took a turn for the worse when he developed strep pneumonia and sepsis that developed into disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), ...

Curtis Sawin

Just over ten years ago, Curtis Sawin was involved in a tragic road accident. His SUV rolled and ended up trapping his hand between the body of the vehicle and the surface ...

Cabrina Ball

On March 13, 2009, Cabrina Ball underwent corrective surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome, a repetitive strain condition affecting the hand and wrist. After the surgery, Cabrina subsequently contracted necrotizing fasciitis, an infection more ...

Frank Hrabanek

When Frank Hrabanek and his wife Zlata moved to Canada in 1990, the country was in the midst of a deep recession. With English as his second language and a scarcity of ...

Maria Iglesias

In July 2003, concert pianist Maria Antònia Iglesias underwent amputation of all extremities following pneumococcal septic shock of unknown origin. After spending 53 days unconscious in hospital, the new mother awoke to discover ...