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Patient Perspectives

How a Genetics Test Revealed Stomach Cancer and Saved My Life
Sarah Miranda had no reason to believe in the life-altering possibilities of genetic testing, until results turned up a mutation connected to a rare form of stomach cancer.
What I Wish People Knew about Supporting Your Transgender Partner through Their Transition
Rose Perez, 23, shares how her life changed when her husband came out as a transgender man, and what she’s done, and continues to do, to support him.
The Realities of Top Surgery & How Transitioning Changed My Life
Xander Perez, 26, offers an update on his experience and recovery from top surgery and how it has taught him how much he can handle.
It’s a Marathon, Not a Sprint:
My Battle with Long COVID
Alexandra Hackett has been battling long COVID for almost a year and half. Here, she shares an update on her journey to health, including frustrating setbacks and new holistic treatments with micronutrient infusions and acupuncture.
My Transition Journey and Becoming My ‘True Self’
From coming out, to starting his medical transition at age 26, Xander has faced many changes – and many small victories – that have helped him become who he’s always wanted to be.
Abnormal Blood Vessels
in the Brain, Once Unreachable,
Can Now Be Treated
An expertly performed neurosurgery ends brain bleeds and reverses neurologic deficits for a 25-year-old Bucks County patient.
15 Years Later, a Man Reflects on the Facial Tumor That Caused Him to Undergo Multiple Surgeries as a Teenager
Cameron Fromm was just 15 when he became one of the first Jefferson Health patients to have a rare tumor behind his nose removed endoscopically.
Three Local Moms Reflect on Motherhood During the Pandemic
Babies born after March 2020 have only ever known the world amid a pandemic. How did mothers cope with pregnancy and childbirth during COVID-19? Here, women share their unique experiences.
She Missed A Vacation, But Got Life’s Gift, Twice
A kidney and liver transplant recipient recounts her health journey that's led her back on track and on her feet again.
One Family’s Three-Year Odyssey to a Liver and Kidney Transplant
When Julie Conlan received the call that a donor had been found, she would not be deterred by COVID-19.
Making It to the Top Of the Rocky Steps After Paralysis
After slipping in a bathroom, leaving him paralyzed from the shoulders down, Chase Friedman set his sights on the iconic "Rocky Steps" in Philadelphia and vowed to walk again.