Patient Stories

At Henry Ford Health System, we don’t just treat illness or disease. We treat people. Our patients’ lives are touched by the compassion, dedication and expertise of our staff in thousands of different ways every day, whether it’s a lifesaving treatment or simply a reassuring smile and kind word. Every patient’s story is unique. We are grateful for those who allow us to share their stories here:

 

cardiology patient hana sarkees and husband thumbnailA New Lease on Life

Hana Sarkees spent last New Year’s Eve dancing at a celebration with her family. But on Jan. 2, 2017, she suffered a massive heart attack and stroke.

 

 

 

cardiology patient ron hausmann with his classic car thumbnailBringing Cars Back to Life

Restoring classic cars can be rewarding, but the hard work takes a toll on the body. This was the case for classic car specialist Ron Hausmann, who started to experience pain in his hips and joints.

 

 

 

cardiology patient carl miller working out at the gym thumbnailFeeling Stronger

As someone who hit the gym hard four to five times a week, Carl Miller thought he was immune to cardiac disease—until his first heart attack at age 43.

 

 

 

cardiology patient greg weglowski presenting marathon medal to dr farha thumbnailMarathon

A Gulf War veteran, longtime federal law enforcement special agent, and marathon runner Greg Weglowski never expected to experience a heart attack - and definitely not at 40.

 

 

 

heart patient mary with her dog coco thumbnailRemote Monitoring Saves AFib Patient

Mary Neff knew something was off and wasn’t feeling well. When she began to experience heaviness in her chest, she paid a visit to an interventional cardiologist.

 

 

 

Reality Heart Check

Low-cost heart screening is the ideal “reality check” for Casandria Sims, a retired school teacher.

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