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Social Media Stories: Survival, Courage, and Inspiration

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  • 17-year-old Athlete Saved with CPR and AED

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    “My child's heart stopped that day on the court — he could have died in my arms. Derrick is alive thanks to heroes trained in CPR and the use of an AED.”

  • Ironman Alex Donates More Than 3,000 Toys

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  • FGCU Student: Here's How COVID-19 Has Affected Senior Year, Internship

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    When Hannah began interviewing for a marketing internship at Lee Health in late February, she had no idea that within a matter of a few weeks our lives were going to be turned upside down.

  • Two-Year-Old Finishes Inpatient Chemotherapy Treatments

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    This little girl brought smiles to everyone on the 5th floor of Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. Avery, who’s only 2 years old, finally got to ring the bell, signaling the end of almost nine months of inpatient chemo treatments for leukemia.

  • Medical Progressive Care Unit (MPCU) Gives Back to Leader Beth Thacker

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    Beth Thacker, BN, MSN, leads the Medical Progressive Care Unit (MPCU) that assumed the responsibility for COVID-19 patients early on in the pandemic at Gulf Coast Medical Center (GCMC). When she presented the idea that her team would care for some of the most critically ill patients in the hospital, they did not hesitate to jump in to save their lives.

  • High School Senior Encourages Proper COVID-19 Protocols Among Teenagers

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    Anna Sofia Diaz is working to ensure that our younger community members know the value of doing their part to stop the spread of the coronavirus through proper mask wearing and social distancing.

  • Dorian Brings Smiles to Golisano

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    Dorian loves meeting new friends at Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida! Dorian frequently visits the pediatric intensive care unit, and he is always excited to snuggle and spend time making patients smile.

  • Fort Myers Fashion Designer Makes Monthly Donations to Breast Cancer Patients

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    Galen Magee, a Fort Myers fashion designer, has been donating custom-made robes to breast cancer patients at the Regional Cancer Center (RCC) each month for over three years.