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Read the Summer 2017 issue of The Stitch

Published: Aug 31st, 2017

Trauma and Tattoos: Tampa Bay-area man survives devastating motorcycle wreck

Published: Jul 6th, 2017

Kevin Moore’s colorful tattoos serve as a reminder of his motorcycle accident and the care team at University of Florida Health who saved his life.

3D modeling helps plastic surgeons, neurosurgeons complete cranial reconstruction

Published: Jun 7th, 2017

Flanked by a surgery resident and a technician, surgeon Jessica Ching, M.D., holds a 3D model of a patient’s skull. She carefully turns the model over in her hands, considering […]

Extending a life with a lung transplant

Published: Mar 30th, 2017

An uncontrollable cough led Tampa Bay-area resident Mike Preston to seek medical attention. Preston visited his primary care physician and specialists to find out the cause. Within five months, Preston […]

Liver transplant restores Florida woman to health

Published: Mar 23rd, 2017

First, Maria Rivera noticed the fatigue. Next, she noticed the swelling in her stomach and the weight gain.

First patient receives kidney through Sacred Heart Health System and UF Health collaboration

Published: Mar 15th, 2017

On Feb. 2, Renwick Avant, 47, of Pensacola, received a new kidney at the hands of UF Health’s Rick Stevens, M.D., Ph.D., FACS, and Sacred Heart vascular surgeon Christopher LeCroy, […]

Burn survivor resumes life as an active teenager

Published: Mar 2nd, 2017

Tyrone Crawford Jr. loves sports. Coming from an athletic family, the Tallahassee teenager played his first football game at age 6. It was a passion that would continue through his […]

Man survives ruptured aorta, thanks to UF Health

Published: Feb 20th, 2017

It was a normal Sunday afternoon for Ralph and Joan Glaeser. In January 2016, the Gainesville couple were returning from church and a trip to the grocery store when Ralph, […]

Sometimes you need a team of people to cheer you to victory

Published: Jan 31st, 2017

Two years ago, Barbara Adams, 46, discovered how important the support of the right team could be. She was volunteering at the local YMCA, playing kickball with the children, and […]

Beating the odds: Ronny’s story

Beating the odds: Ronny’s story

Published: Oct 21st, 2016

In March, Ronald “Ronny” Pruitt, the head football coach for Union County High School in Lake Butler, and his wife, Robin, packed their bags for a spring break trip to […]