Gratitude Stories Archive

Each day, our care team receives expressions of gratitude at MedStar Health, as well as, hospitals and outpatient medical sites across our MedStar Health system. To further cultivate a culture of gratitude, we want to continue to share the heartfelt and inspirational testimonials we received from our friends, families, caregivers, community, and patients. We hope you enjoy the following stories and videos that feature how our culture of gratitude continues to grow.

Click the photos to view each gratitude story.

  • WATCH ARNALDO CLAUDIO'S STORY
    SOMETHING DIDN'T SEEM RIGHT
  • WATCH DR. FINELLI'S STORY
    A CHILD’S KIDNEY TRANSPLANT
  • Watch Joe Krebs' Story
    THE ONLY HOPE WAS SURGERY...
  • READ ANTHONY IMAMURA'S STORY
    A Creative Approach to Healing
  • READ BEATRICE GIBBS' STORY
    BRINGING HEALTH CARE HOME
  • Read Deena Barlev's Story
    A Remarkably Unexpected Journey
  • Watch Lee Sommer's Story
    It was just another day at work...
  • Watch Debra Smith's Story
    The Cancer Had Returned...
  • Watch Jef Kinney's Story
    My Sister In Law Saved my Life
  • READ KATHERINE FARQUHAR'S STORY
    THE SAVING TOUCH OF MANY HANDS
  • READ CARRIE CLARK'S STORY
    TRANSFORMING ADDICTION TO AID
  • Read Keith Kratz's Story
    WE CARE FOR CANCER PATIENTS BEYOND THE DIAGNOSIS
  • Read Willie McKnight Jr.'s story
    No Longer Afraid to Stand on His Own
  • Watch Kelly Cloman's Story
    My grandson saved my life
  • READ BECKY ILLINGWORTH'S STORY
    HUNGRY HARVEST: HEALTHY EATS FOR PATIENTS’ PLATES
  • Watch Christine Stoddard's Story
    I want to be heard
  • Read Mike Berna's Story
    An EMT’s Unexpected Trip to the Emergency Department
  • Watch Henry Freedman's Story
    The Accident that Changed My Life
  • Read Brandon Carrington Lee's Story
    Young Life Supports Pediatric Palliative Care
  • Watch James Wentworth's Story
    A Game Changer
  • Read Cheryl George's Story
    Care Experience Comes Full Circle
  • Watch Mike and Amy Griffith's Story
    Celebrating the Victories
  • Read Nick Cortina's Story
    A Tiny Start to Big Things
  • Watch Jessica Ceja's Story
    Inspiring Hope for a Healthy Life
  • Read Samuel Hollomand's Story
    Veteran Musician Stays Creative through Care
  • Watch Thene Mernick's Story
    They Gave Me Back to Him
  • Read Harry Urlich's Story
    Creativity for the Healing
  • Watch Kevin Kolb's Story
    I Have Hope
  • Read Kathy Myers' Story
    Compassionate Care for Carpenter Hobbyist
  • Watch Kenny Alexander's Story
    Great Satisfaction
  • Read Arthur & Elizabeth LaFleur's Story
    A Beautiful Legacy
  • Watch Felice Repas' Story
    In the Right Place
  • Read Patricia Chung's Story
    Rides for Therapy Patients
  • Watch Bethany Legrand's Story
    Going the Extra Mile
  • Read Ed Pinder's Story
    A Team’s Willingness to Further a Life
  • Read Lee Sommer's Story
    Pilot’s Passion Leads to Paralysis Recovery
  • Read Maureen O'Neil Hooker's Story
    One Heart Saves Another
  • Patrick Forbes' Story
    Perseverance and Positivity
  • Henry Rorie's Story
    Proud Veteran Conquers Appalachian Trail
  • Sarah Pheasant's Story
    Tennis Injury turn nearly Tragic
  • LaWan Sypert-Mujiheed & Family's Story
    Strong Women: A Mother and a Daughter's Resilience
  • Larry Washam's Story
    The “A-Team” Saves My Life Twice