Featured Patient Stories

Stage 4 Ovarian Cancer Patient

Days after COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic, Emily Tropp was at UW Carbone Cancer Center to get surgery for stage 4 ovarian cancer.

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Mother gives birth in
COVID-19 coma

Kelsey Townsend was nine months pregnant when she was diagnosed with COVID-19.

She ultimately gave birth to her daughter in a medically induced coma. Three months later, they were finally reunited.

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Baby celebrates one-year anniversary of life-saving liver transplant

Shortly after he was born, Lucas Hougom was diagnosed with congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV), a relatively rare but life-threatening virus in newborns that attacked his liver.

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First COVID-19 Double Lung Transplant in Wisconsin

Carmen Lerma had a severe case of COVID-19. She was transferred to University Hospital where her doctors, determined she would need a double transplant to survive.

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Brain Tumor Surgery Patient

As COVID-19 cases started to surge, Inga Roth-Kennedy underwent brain surgery for a meningioma tumor on the right side of her brain.

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COVID-19 Patient Donates Plasma

Gary Dalgaard recovered from COVID-19 and became the first person to donate plasma locally for another COVID-19 patient.

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COVID-19 Patient’s Journey

Lona Towsley, a COVID-19 patient, and Britney Kershner, the nurse who helped Lona fight the disease, formed a special bond.

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Skin Cancer Patients Get Surgery

UW Health found collaborative and creative solutions to reschedule 630 skin cancer surgeries that were postponed at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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GLUT1 Deficiency Syndrome Care

Alaina Shelsta has been receiving life-saving care at American Family Children’s Hospital for GLUT1 deficiency syndrome.

Her providers ensured safe testing and treatment despite COVID-19.

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Patient Receives Pancreatic Surgery

Requiring immediate pancreatic surgery during COVID-19 fear and restrictions, Sue Malone felt safe, and appreciated by her care team.

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