Watch videos from our patients about their various healing experiences at Marin General Hospital and their favorite healing places in Marin.
2006 was a life-changing year for Phuong Gallagher. She married the love of her life, Ed Gallagher, a colleague and fellow data consultant at the same insurance brokerage. The couple skipped their honeymoon to move to Petaluma so they could be close to Ed’s young daughter, Taylor. They had barely gotten settled when Phuong was diagnosed with stage 3 rectal cancer, at just 29 years of age. [ Watch Phoung's Video... ]
Camille Hale: Baby Sienna Was a Special Delivery
Like most of us who call Marin home, Fairfax native Camille Hale loves nature. She grew up spending a lot of time at the Fairfax lakes with her family, a tradition she plans to pass on to her own kids. Pregnant with her first child, she often strolled around the lakes for exercise, enjoying the sunshine and serene landscape. [ Watch Camille's Video ]
Rebecca Hermanski: UCSF and Marin General Hospital Really Delivered for this High-Risk Birth
When Rebecca Hermanski had her son Graham at Marin General Hospital, it was a natural, un-medicated birth. But her second pregnancy was more complicated. Tests revealed that Rebecca's body was essentially rejecting her daughter's blood.
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Adrian Hyman: The Picture of Health After Serious Spine Surgery
Adrian Hyman is a man of many talents, but it is as a professional photographer that he found his true calling. Adrian was happily self-employed when he started experiencing some disconcerting symptoms: Chronic fatigue, muscle weakness, difficulty walking, slight incontinence, and tingling sensations in both his arms.
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Randy Ichihana: A New Hip - Hurray!
When it comes to his pain threshold, Randy Ichihana is one tough guy. His injury tally began when he broke his right arm as a child. Then came a high school football injury that resulted in Randy having his meniscus surgically removed. Randy never let his orthopedic injuries slow him down, and he continued to play baseball, surf, ski, hike, bike, and golf throughout his adult life. [ Watch Randy's Video... ]
Doug McConnell: Stroke of Good Luck
Father’s day of 2012 started out just like an ordinary day for television journalist Doug McConnell. That meant a walk on Corte Madera Ridge with his dogs. Later, he and his wife had plans for a low-key dinner with their two sons. Doug was getting ready to leave the house when he noticed the dogs’ barking sounded somehow “off.” [ Watch Doug's Video ]
Jake Peterson: Extinguishing AFib: A Firefighter's Story
Fire Captain Jake Peterson, of San Rafael, was just twenty-nine years old the first time his heart went into atrial fibrillation. He was at a Giant’s game with a paramedic friend when he felt a fluttering in his chest. As Jake describes it, “It felt weird. I felt off. I felt like something wasn’t right.” [ Watch Jake's Video ]
Mary Ann Smith: A Bad Fall Turns Out to Be a Lucky Break
Tripping on a crack in the sidewalk turned out to be a lifesaving experience for Mary Ann Smith – even if was rather painful! She broke a rib and was covered with bruises and bumps, including an especially large swelling under her breast, which she assumed was a clot from her fall. [ Watch Mary Ann's Video ]
John Ternulllo: a Beat Ahead of Disaster
John Ternullo had already received a steady stream of visitors to the cardiac unit at Marin General Hospital, where he was recovering from a massive heart attack. But when a pretty blonde woman strolled into his room with a big smile on her face, he didn’t recognize her. “I’m Sandy,” she said. [ Watch John's Video ]