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Every day, Ochsner takes care of hundreds of patients and each story is unique. Whether you are a patient, family member, caregiver, physician or donor, we invite you to share your story. We'd like to not only hear about your experience but also to share it across Ochsner Health System to recognize the care teams who touch lives in many different ways. Share your story.

<p>Vertrice - ‘I am doing my life backwards’</p>

Vertrice - ‘I am doing my life backwards’

As a teenager, Vertice started feeling sick. By age 22, she was diagnosed with heart failure. 

Vertrice L. | Baton Rouge, LA

<p>Noah and Luke - Brotherly Support</p>

Noah and Luke - Brotherly Support

I definitely would say that my life has not turned out the way I ever dreamed it would. I have two boys named Luke and Noah. 

Noah and Luke D.

<p>Michael S. - Cochlear Implant Recipient</p>

Michael S. - Cochlear Implant Recipient

I delayed getting a cochlear implant in my ear because I thought I would be too old for one, but it turned out that was not the case. When the hearing aid in my left ear wasn't doing the job anymore, I decided to go for my second Cochlear Implant. 

Michael S. | Gulfport, MS

<p>A Hand to Hold</p>

A Hand to Hold

A critical care nurse reflects on the meaning of her work.

Lynne Gravois Coughlin | New Orleans, LA

<p>Miracle Memories</p>

Miracle Memories

A NICU nurse gives a personal account of what its like to become familiar with miracles.

Patricia Matthews-Landry | Baton Rouge, LA