Patient Stories

With our mission to preserve and enhance our tradition of medical excellence and compassionate care for the Tampa Bay community, it is a great honor to hear that we are making a difference in the lives of our patients.

These patient stories exemplify the level of care we strive for at St. Joseph’s Hospitals.

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

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...
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Breast Cancer Survivor Helping Others Be Victorious in Their Own Fight

As a fitness instructor, Shawn Becklund has always been passionate about keeping herself and others healthy through proper diet and exercise. So, in 2015, after...
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“I’m One of St. Joe’s Biggest Fans”

In June of 2016, Justine Chambers’ morning started out like any other, until a call from her 9-year-old daughter’s school changed everything. “They told me...
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St. Joe’s Gave Hope to Aubrey Hope

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_1rw6PL25s&t=3s “Your daughter has cancer.” When Lyndsi Hutson took her then 6-year-old daughter Aubrey to the doctor in April of 2020 because she was experiencing...
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Chase’s Miraculous Journey is Music to Our Ears

Her daughter was a little over a year old when Alisha Harper was thrilled to learn she was expecting another baby. “We’d always wanted our...
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When Margot Crum Was Born Three Months Early, St. Joe’s Was There with Expert Care

Life was going according to plan for Stacey Crum. She was enjoying her work as an interior designer and relishing time spent with her husband,...
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A Team Like No Other Leads to a Victory Like No Other

As a linebacker on the Berkeley Prep football team, Jared Watson knew all about teamwork and what it took to secure a victory. But in...
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A Good Neighbor with a Big Heart: How Fintech is Helping Kids Like Gianna Smile

When Fintech employee Jolene LaBarbera was tapped to be part of the company’s newly created community outreach team, she couldn’t wait to get started on...

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