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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>Gladys B.</p>

Gladys B.

Gladys' young spirit is a light to others and an innovative heart surgery saved her life.

Gladys B. | New Orleans, LA

<p>Ella V. - Love, Edgar</p>

Ella V. - Love, Edgar

After losing her son to an incurable brain disease, Ella finds hope in the lives her son saved.

Ella V. | New Orleans, LA

<p>Patrick D. - My Bright Future</p>

Patrick D. - My Bright Future

"Most of my life, I've struggled with my health. With age, my weight increased to a point where it became unmanageable."

Patrick D. | Baton Rouge, LA

<p>Vertrice - ‘I am doing my life backwards’</p>

Vertrice - ‘I am doing my life backwards’

As a teenager, Vertice started feeling sick. By age 22, she was diagnosed with heart failure. 

Vertrice L. | Baton Rouge, LA

<p>Noah and Luke - Brotherly Support</p>

Noah and Luke - Brotherly Support

I definitely would say that my life has not turned out the way I ever dreamed it would. I have two boys named Luke and Noah. 

Noah and Luke D.