Stories of Hope

Thousands of Stories of Hope & Healing are Proof Your Donation Matters. Donate Now

We are not an ordinary hospital or health system. We are an academic medical center in partnership with the UT Health San Antonio. We are powered by many of the best and brightest physicians, nurses and healthcare professionals in the nation – people who are developing tomorrow’s best practices today.

These personal stories are examples of the University difference:

Jane Swanson - Shooting Survivor

Jane Swanson  Shooting SurvivorJane Swanson, survivor of a tragic workplace shooting that left two women dead, becomes an advocate of supporting trauma care. Learn her story.

Drew Rice - Ewing's Sarcoma Survivor

Drew Rice - Ewing's Sarcoma SurvivorDrew Rice, who at age 9, had a diagnosis out of left field and learned that it doesn’t take two legs to make a champion. Learn his story.

Larry Price - Cancer Survivor

Larry Price - Cancer SurvivorLarry Price, San Antonio Police Officer – A sore throat led to the fight of his life. Now he’s warning others. Learn his story.

Nicholas Velasquez - Car Crash Survivor

Nicholas Velasquez, a 6-year old, who suffered massive injuries in a head-on vehicle collision is here today and back at school and even walking. Watch his story.

Kevin King - Pulmonary Fibrosis Survivor

Kevin King, the breath of life comes full circle for a former lifeguard. Watch his story.

Abby Jack - Brain Injury Survivor

Saving Abby Jack: One Decision, One Day at a Time. Watch her story.

Valeria Garcia - Liver Tumor Survivor

“Mama, am I going to die?” 13 year-old Valeria Garcia asked after her first CT scan – she’s not your typical teenager. Watch her story.

Leana Mendoza - Car Crash Survivor

Leana Mendoza and family were headed to the circus when a car jumped the curb and plowed head-on into their vehicle. Her courage of a bear and the heart of a lion helped her through a medically induced coma and multiple surgeries to go home to Laredo. Watch her story.

Jonathan Esquivel - Car Crash Survivor

Jonathan Esquivel, a San Antonio police officer, was training for a marathon when struck by a truck going 50 mph while working a collision on Loop 410. A team was there to save his life and his family held on to hope. Today Jonathan is back on the streets and in uniform. Watch his story.

Gilbert Hernandez, III - Pulmonary Valve Replacement Survivor

Gilbert Hernandez, III was a brand new baby in 1993 who underwent a pioneering heart surgery and made history. Watch his story.

Dr. Ronald Stewart - Stroke Survivor

"You know what? I have atrial fibrillation. I could have a stroke and need you guys someday." In 2011, he did. Watch his story.

Amber Zepeda

Adriana Zepeda went into premature labor and delivered little Amber at 24 weeks gestation and a birth weight of just over one pound. Watch her story.

From complex treatment for trauma to routine primary care, thousands of people choose University Health System. It’s where they know they’ll find the area’s most innovative and advanced care.

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