When it comes to our health, we typically do not think about being so sick or injured that we would be unable to speak for ourselves. But, a health crisis can happen to anyone and at any age. In fact, three of the most famous cases in medical ethics involved young and previously healthy women: Nancy […]

My treatment at The University of Vermont Medical Center pulled me out of a long year of struggling with a Clostridium difficile infection. I went into my local hospital with a relatively easy to manage condition, and I came out with a major illness that was very hard to treat. I developed the C. Dif […]

I was six years old when I first entered a Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) hospital. I entered my second Children’s Miracle Network hospital this past week, more than twelve years later, for a different reason. When I was six years old, I was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. I spent three years of my life in […]

April is Alcohol Awareness Month. This month, we will publish stories from real people dealing with alcoholism. Click this link to view all of our alcohol-related resources and tools. Please also visit Alcoholics Anonymous in Vermont. Our first personal story is from Justin, who has been sober since September 19, 2010.  I have realized change […]

A couple of years ago, while my son, Noah, was recuperating from a surgery, I noticed a flyer for the Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC). The flyer described the opportunity to participate as a volunteer advisor, providing feedback and perspective on hospital policies and procedures, and sharing your story to foster a better understanding […]

Click here to register to become an organ donor. You have the power to donate life. April is National Donate Life Month, a perfect time to learn more about organ donation and transplantation and to consider how many people have been saved by organ donation (Hint: 2,150,200 years of life have been saved through 533,329 kidney transplants alone!). Why do […]

Ever use that expression “it can’t get better than this” only to find it can? That situation is exactly what I might say in describing what happened during this year’s Big Change Roundup for Kids! Last year, we hit a new record of $268,000 in change raised when we finally finished collecting the pennies, nickels, […]

March 15-22 is National Poison Prevention Week, a time to raise awareness about the dangers of poisonings and how to prevent them. We urge you to take additional safety precautions in observance of National Poison Prevention Week, which started on Sunday. A poison is anything that can harm someone if it is 1) used in […]