Broward Health Patient Stories

Broward Health Patient Stories

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Stephen Zorovich

It was early on a Saturday morning when Stephen Zorovich, 61, realized something was wrong. He initially dismissed the feeling as indigestion and returned to sleep. By 6 a.m., when he was preparing to make coffee, Zorovich realized he was having a heart attack.



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Tony Chin
Tony Chin, 47, was teaching at the Coral Springs Fire Academy on October 30, 2020, when a co-worker noticed that he looked sick.

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Cathy Buchta
In 2019, the 66-year-old Cathy Buchta was ready to retire from her career in physical therapy, travel with her husband and spend more time with their children and grandchildren. But some days she had a lot of energy, and others she could barely make it from her bed to the couch.

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Gale Kaduce Oncology
On July 31 2020, Gale Kaduce underwent surgery at the hospital to remove the cancer. 17 days after the surgery, Kaduce rode her bike for four miles. “I am so relieved that the cancer is out,” she said.

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Patricia Alessandro oncology

Counting down the days to her daughter’s wedding, Patricia D’Alessandro was full of joy and was busy planning the special day. Patricia consistently schedules her mammogram every year, but almost cancelled it due to her daughter’s wedding festivities.



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Vivienne Salvatoriello Oncology
When Sarah Salvatoriello brought her 2-year-old daughter, Vivienne, to the Emergency Room at Salah Foundation Children’s Hospital at Broward Health, she didn’t expect to learn that her daughter had cancer.

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Jasmine Harris Oncology
At the age of 26 Jasmine Harris was dreaming of her future when she heard four words that changed her life: You have breast cancer.

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Pamela Josephs
Pamela Josephs didn’t let the COVID-19 pandemic interfere with taking care of her health. The 74-year-old Oakland Park resident got health screenings as recommended.

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Lenita Brewer's on-the-go lifestyle was put on pause when she injured her right knee while doing chores around the house.

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Teresa Harris-Wallace

In 2018, Tersa Harris began to feel left hip pain that progressed to the point where she could barely walk. “It was difficult to stand up.  I was walking bent over trying to hold myself up,” she recalled. “I could not participate in many activities.  I remember trying to get on the patient x-ray table and it was horrible pain.”



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