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Patient Stories

Baystate Health patients tell their stories, from diagnosis to treatment.
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Carlos Otero

7-year-old cerebral palsy patient moves to Springfield for specialty care

7-year-old Carlos Otero's mother decided to move her family over 1600 miles to Springfield for his care. Today he is showing signs of improvement after being treated at the Baystate Children's Hospital Specialty Center.

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. 

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.   

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. 

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.

Latest News

Know the Symptoms – May is Stroke Awareness Month

May 18, 2018

The message for Stroke Awareness Month is clear. Better stroke outcomes begin with stroke recognition, and calling 9-1-1 immediately can make a difference.

UMass Dance Marathon Participants Boogie to Beat Fundraising Goal

May 07, 2018

The University of Massachusetts Dance Marathon raised $212,134.97 for the Baystate Children’s Hospital, surpassing its $200,000 goal.

Violet Maynard’s Legacy Blooms at Baystate

May 02, 2018

In a touching tribute to their stillborn daughter, Megan and Jason Maynard are reaching out to other families experiencing the loss of a child.