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Our Stories

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>Katie R. - Pure Joy</p>

Katie R. - Pure Joy

On Friday, December 14th 2012, Katie Ryan gave birth to her son Joseph Benjamin in Natchitoches, Louisiana. Prepared to welcome a healthy newborn into their happy family of 6, Katie and her husband were caught off guard when Joseph began to exhibit some unusual symptoms shortly after birth.

Katie R. | Natchitoches, LA

<p>Lacie P. - A Front Row Seat to Daily Miracles</p>

Lacie P. - A Front Row Seat to Daily Miracles

Lacie's son, Dylan, was born with a life-threatening heart defect. Lacie now uses her experience as a light to others going through similar dark times.

Lacie P. | New Orleans, LA

<p>Erling R. - Living to Tell the Tale</p>

Erling R. - Living to Tell the Tale

Erling R. was working in Carriere, MS separating cows with his son when he began feeling strange. "I was getting very, very tired," Erl says, "And I started feeling a little pain in my chest."

Erling R. | New Orleans, LA

<p>Hagit F. - Heart Transplant</p>

Hagit F. - Heart Transplant

"This has been one of the most meaningful years of my life, and, as weird as it may sound, one of the best experiences of my life."

Hagit F. | Israel

<p>Logan W. - Little Warrior</p>

Logan W. - Little Warrior

Logan was just 3 weeks old and weighed barely 5 pounds—and he was fighting for his life with every heartbeat.

Logan W. | Metairie, LA