Patient Stories

Did a Freak Accident Actually Save Doug Moore's Life?

Doug Moore in his referee uniform before a game

A bump to his head just might have saved Doug Moore’s life. Doug had been finishing up a great day on the river with friends when he slipped and hit his head on a rock. He shook it off and went on about his day, but over the next two days he began to experience tremendous dizziness and headed to the Emergency Department at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.


Hand Therapy: Specialized OT in Tune With Patients

man playing a violin

Alan Weinstein plays the cello. More specifically, he is a founding member of the Kandinsky Trio, artists in residence at Roanoke College whose innovative chamber music enjoys international acclaim. He is also an assistant professor of cello and bass at Virginia Tech and has given more than 200 master classes at institutions throughout the country. As a professional musician, he is very in tune with his body mechanics and physical condition. He knows that even a small change can affect performance.


Video: Injured on the Court

basketball net on basketball court

Maryah Sydnor was still in the beginning of her first season as a professional player for Finland's Vimpelin Veto basketball team when she fell to the court mid-game. 

"I was going on a fast break, side stepped the girl, and the next thing I know, when I planted, I felt that typical pop they talk about," said Sydnor. "So I was down right then."


What if You Could Save a Life?

Organ donor patient story family photo_What if you could save a life

There are more than 113,000 patients in the United States currently on the organ transplant waitlist, with another name being added to the list every 10 minutes. Unfortunately, some people never make it off of the list with an average of 18 dying every day.

The numbers show that the need is great, but one donor can save several lives. More specifically, an organ donor can save up to eight lives and a tissue donor can enhance more than 50. With so many patients impacted by the transplant process, you do not have to look far to hear powerful donation stories of hope and healing. 



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