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Patient Stories

Baystate Health patients tell their stories, from diagnosis to treatment.
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Adelia Bardwell Appreciates Heart Care Close to Home in Greenfield

When Adelia Bardwell went to Baystate Franklin Medical Center, she was having trouble breathing, and thought she might be dying. "I was scared to death," she says.

Heart Attack Survivor Is Glad for Expert Care in Greenfield (Video)

David Ahearn from Greenfield knew he was in trouble when we went to the emergency department at Baystate Franklin Medical Center. Today, he feels lucky to be alive to tell his story.
Dan Caney

Being Shocked into a Colonoscopy Saved Daniel Caney’s Life

It was shock that prompted Dan Caney to get his colonoscopy. And the decision probably saved his life.

Erline Provost

Wilbraham woman's recovery from stroke an incredible success story

Paul Provost woke up one day in February and attempted to wake his wife. What he didn't know beforehand was that she had a stroke while sleeping.

Ben Otero

“Leukemia is tough. But I’m tougher!” The Story of a 7 Year-Old's Courageous Cancer Battle

Ben Manzi may be just seven years old, but he's already worked up an entire lifetime of courage. Diagnosed with leukemia just six months ago, his family has already started a non-profit to help others as a way of repaying the love they've felt from both loved ones and strangers. 

Life Changing Surgery Halts Essential Tremors & Parkinson's Disease Symptoms [Video]

Thousands of people across the Pioneer Valley suffer from essential tremors, Parkinson's disease, and dystonia. As one local resident explains, there is a life changing and state of the art procedure Baystate doctors are now performing to improve the quality of life of patients. 

Pediatric Procedure Unit gives local teen her life back (Video)

16-year-old Mia Gasperini talks about how the pediatric procedure unit at Baystate Children's Hospital helps her manage her life changing diagnosis.   At 14-years-old Mia was diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis, an auto immune disorder which attacks the place where the nerve and the muscles meet.   

West Side Boy goes oxygen free for the first time since birth (Video)

1-year-old Gage Sheldon was born premature and has been on oxygen since birth. Get a behind the scenes look at the moment his family was told he was cleared to come off oxygen, just in time for 1st birthday.

Tracy M.

Improved Skin Cancer Survival Rates: A 'Sun-Worshipper' Shares Her Story

Nobody likes to hear the word “cancer.” But Tracy Mastorakis has heard it several times. However, according to Dr. John McCann it is an “exciting time” for doctors and their patients in the treatment of melanoma.
Logan Manning

Toddler Receives Life-Saving Treatment for Short Gut Syndrome

One-year-old Logan Manning has been through more in his first year of his life than most people experience in a lifetime.