A Night for Heroes 2013: Nothing's going to break his stride

When Sam Bellett woke up that dark summer morning, his future couldn’t have been much brighter. He had just turned 16 and was a week away from starting his junior year in a rigorous academic program at Mandarin High School. He had recently earned a spot on the cross-country team and was on his way to becoming an Eagle Scout, the highest rank in Boy Scouts. At about 6:15 a.m. Aug. 18, 201... [More]

UF urologist helps overactive bladder patient regain a sense of normalcy

Published: July 5, 2012

Category: Surgery

I've been fighting an overactive bladder for about two years, and previously my primary care doctor had tried all sorts of pills. I went from one pill to the other and some made me swell, some would work for a week, others for only a day or so and then it was back to normal. I just couldn’t control it. I'd get up seven or eight times a night. When I went shopping, I would have to make sure ... [More]

Clay County boy is alive thanks to mother's intuition and TraumaOne

Published: February 6, 2012

Category: Surgery, TraumaOne

Jacob Fulford is living proof of the power of a mother’s intuition. After falling off his bike, the 12-year-old Clay County boy was cleared at the scene, but his mother Peggy knew something wasn’t right. After taking him to a hospital in Orange Park, Jacob was air lifted to TraumaOne at Shands Jacksonville and treated in the hospital twice for a traumatic brain injury. If she had let him sleep through the night, he might not be here today. [More]

UF surgeon puts prostate cancer survivor back on the tennis court

Published: January 20, 2012

Category: Cancer Center, Community Health & Family Medicine, Surgery

My recovery took about 10 days after the procedure. I was surprised at how simple the entire process went. I'm back at work, playing tennis and I feel great. [More]

Breast cancer survivor keeps an eye on lump and lives to tell her story

Published: December 16, 2011

Category: Breast Health Center, Cancer Center, Surgery

I'm 58 years old, and I've had a lump in my breast for many years. Every time I had a mammogram, I’d ask about the lump. They would tell me that it was nothing, but I noticed the lump kept getting bigger. [More]