He’s All Heart: Jordan Palmer 

November 17, 2022

Jessica and Eric Palmer vividly remember one of the best days of their lives – finding out they were about to become parents. At their 11-week ultrasound, however, things changed…

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Pierce’s Story: The Mission to Provide Chronic Care That’s Always There

October 26, 2022

When Alysia Peddy’s children were born, she felt grateful for their good health and delighted in experiencing all of their firsts.  Even when Pierce, her second child, started missing some…

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Caroline’s Story: The Mission to Provide Chronic Care That’s Always There 

September 21, 2022

Like most parents, there is nothing Tish and Bill West wouldn’t do for their 25-year-old daughter Caroline – but when your child is born with an extremely rare neurological disorder…

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Foundation President and Recent Patient: Why Kate Sawa Is Doubly Proud to Be Part of the St Joe’s Family

June 14, 2022

Kate Sawa is no stranger to the impact an amazing non-profit can have on people’s lives. As a new college graduate, Kate started a non-profit called On Our Own to…

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Video Gaming Skills, Get Put to the Test at St. Joe’s

April 19, 2022

Shonda called her son repeatedly, but she couldn’t speak.  The words wouldn’t come out of her mouth.  She clenched the phone.  Still nothing. Then she called her daughter over and…

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St. Joe’s Not Only Kept Jay Davis Alive, But Enabled Him to Thrive

April 12, 2022

Jay Davis, a London transplant who has called Tampa Bay his home since 2005, was a cross country athlete and an avid soccer player throughout his teen years. In the…

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Mom Rests Assured: St. Joe’s is The Place to Deliver

March 30, 2022

Jennie Restrepo is a marketing director for a title company in Tampa Bay, but more importantly, her predominant job is being a mother. When Jennie found out she was pregnant…

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Care for St. Joe’s Pediatric Heart Patient Galaxi Is Out of This World

February 1, 2022

At 17, Kim Guyette was diagnosed with endometriosis and told she would never be able to get pregnant. It was a harsh reality for the teen, who often spent evenings…

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“I Don’t Have Much Money, But Thanks to Joe’s I Have My Life. That’s Why I Give.”

January 6, 2022

In 2003, the 63-year-old recalled not feeling well for a few weeks and his sister persuaded him to visit St. Joe’s ER. “I expected to be there for a few…

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From St. Joe’s Special Needs Patient to Special Olympian

December 2, 2021

When 37-year-old special needs patient Everald Nelson came to St. Joe’s in 2020, his diabetes was spiraling out of control and the damage to his kidneys caused him to go…

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