Patient Stories

Abbey

Abbey

“I felt the need to be at NewYork-Presbyterian. Abbey’s arrival was coming so close that I thought she needed to be in the best hospital. I’m so thankful I went there.”

Andree Brown

Andree Brown

“It made all the difference to hand myself over to the NewYork-Presbyterian team with total and unconditional trust.”

Dr. Andrew Solomon

Dr. Andrew Solomon

“When you have that feeling of despair and feel that there’s no hope at all, that’s a symptom of a treatable illness. You should be relentless in pursuing treatments until you find those that can make you better.”

Chris Marshak

Chris Marshak

“Pancreatitis is a disease that most people don’t know about. Letting people know that amazing things are happening here in this field is the least I can do to give back.”

Daniel Jacobs

Daniel Jacobs

“They resurrected me and gave me a second chance. It was a great moment in my life to be able to get back in the ring.”

Eileen O'Donnell

Eileen O'Donnell

“They put a team together, treated me fast, and treated me correctly.”

Emily Gorsky

Emily Gorsky

“I’ve been blessed with really great doctors. We would always talk about whatever needed to be done. I’m part of the team. I think that’s a really big factor at Columbia. They make you part of the team.”

Gabby Mansour

Gabby Mansour

“Other doctors wanted to amputate my leg. NewYork-Presbyterian found a way to save it. Now, people are surprised by my cheerleading.”

Jerry Cahill

Jerry Cahill

“NewYork-Presbyterian has been like a family to me. They’re my lifeline. If it weren’t for them, I wouldn’t be alive today.”

Joan Bigg Campana

Joan Campana

“You have to be aware of your own body. If one part of it is not working the way it’s supposed to, it can affect everything. It’s your body and your responsibility to keep it healthy.”

John O'Brien

John O'Brien

“My treatment at NewYork-Presbyterian has brought me to a point in my life where I can really start to move on and do the things I want to do.”

Kelly Boyle

Kelly Boyle

“Just saying thank you doesn’t seem to be enough for all those who took care of me. It’s because of them that I was able to recover so quickly and get back to work.”

Kieran Holohan

Kieran Holohan

“I was treated as Kieran Holohan, not as yet another leukemia patient.”

Luis Baez

Luis Baez

“I get emotional every time I talk about Dr. Brodie, Dr. Agerstrand, all the nurses and the work they did to save me...if they’re on your case, everything is going to be fine.”

Lyndsey McLaughlin

Lyndsey McLaughlin

“She can literally put her hands here,” says Lyndsey, touching her chest, “and she can feel that it's her son breathing. It’s him breathing and I’m breathing with him.”

Maddison Wells

Maddison Wells

“I had been living with seizures all my life and I said, ‘Enough is enough.”

Manuel Greco

Manuel Greco

“It’s not by chance that I went to NewYork-Presbyterian. It’s the best hospital in the world. I’m extremely lucky.”

Melissa Barvels

Melissa Barvels

“We’re just so appreciative of everything the hospital did for us. They saved not just one life, but two: mine and my son’s.”

Nancy Jarecki

Nancy Jarecki

“I could be the luckiest person in the world...the first ambulance that came was NewYork-Presbyterian.”

Peter Reikes

Peter Reikes

“Some call my survival a miracle. I call it exceptional medicine — a result of the extraordinary efforts and compassion of all who worked tirelessly on my behalf.”

Robbie Magat

Robbie Magat

“I was very comfortable with my doctors. They gave me the utmost confidence that they knew how to treat me and that I’d be fine. ”

Roberta Schneider

Roberta Schneider

“NewYork-Presbyterian is like my second home. They gave me hope. If anything happens to me I know that I have every doctor here.”

Safurat Balogun

Safurat Balogun

“You think you’re by yourself, but the support is out there. All the staff was great—and I was happy to see them everyday.”

Sandy Tonegawa

Sandy Tonegawa

“I had six aneurysms. I woke up in the ICU. The staff there was so gentle and compassionate. I had no fear. I was not in pain.”

Seth Grumet

Seth Grumet

“NewYork-Presbyterian has the best nurses, the best doctors. They are the real experts, and they absolutely saved my life.”

Yeniset Estrella

Yeniset Estrella

“They try to minimize your worry as a parent. They not only care about your child, they care how you feel and how you manage.”