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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>Sharing Life through Transplant: The Parkway Bakery Brothers’ Story</p>

Sharing Life through Transplant: The Parkway Bakery Brothers’ Story

The story of Parkway Bakery and Tavern brothers Justin & Johnny Kennedy, and how a life-saving living kidney transplant reinforced their outlook on helping others.

Johnny K.

<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