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

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

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

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

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

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...
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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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