Patient and Staff Stories

Newborn Faces Surgery in First Few Weeks of Life

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Robin Murcia was ecstatic when she learned she was pregnant with her third son. She began baby proofing, preparing the older siblings for their new brother and getting ready for the sleepless nights and ever-present spit ups. Logan Murcia was born a happy, healthy baby on September 6, 2011. College Station primary care physician Steven […]

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Pushing Through to the Pool

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Teenager diagnosed with Crohn disease returns to competitive swimming Nicholas Meyer was 15 when Dr. Jonathan Ramprasad, a McLane Children’s Scott & White gastroenterologist, diagnosed him with the inflammatory bowel condition known as Crohn disease. In the fall of last year, Nick’s mother, Robbin, knew something was wrong. She watched her son crawl out of […]

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‘The Veteran that’s been through the War’

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Boys love to wrestle, play and horse around. So when 11-year-old Cristian Rojas told his mother his arm was hurting, she figured it was nothing out of the ordinary. However after seeing her doctor in town and as the pain escalated, Frances Rojas drove her son 45 minutes from Leander, TX to see specialists at […]

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September isn’t just about football and Fall

Melanie and son, Aaron September 7, 2012 Patient and Staff Stories

Written by Melanie Karnowski, Scott & White Family Medicine Clinic in Waco What do you think of when you think of September? For millions of Americans and thousands of Texans it’s more than just the Labor Day holiday, BBQs and the beginning of fall. September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. This month became more […]

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“You’re a Nurse, Yo” A Song for the Unsung Heroes

July 31, 2012 Patient and Staff Stories

Confined to a hospital bed with an IV in his arm, a 16-year-old teenager finds solace in his guitar. Unable to sleep, he decides to use his musical talent to write a song. As he strums on his guitar, he carefully avoids the tubes and bandages in his left arm. These hardly get in the […]

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Director of Emergency Medicine Sees Position At New Children’s Hospital As A Dream Come True

Dominic Lucia, MD May 16, 2012 Patient and Staff Stories

As spectators filled the circus tent and the performers prepared for their death-defying acts, a ten-year-old Dominic Lucia watched in horror as two of his friends, performing in a high-wire act, fell 50 feet to the concrete below. “I remember standing there watching EMS work on them, thinking, everybody is helpless except for the couple […]

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