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Deontrea Jones

As a media relations manager, I help organize public relations activities for the hospital and clinic system. I serve as a contact for news journalists looking for sources or experts for their stories by coordinating interviews on subjects dealing with medicine and medical research at Baylor Scott & White Health.

A scrapbook meeting 14 years ago leads to kidney donation

A chance meeting between two women at a scrapbooking convention would turn out to a be a life-changing moment for one of their husbands. Ever since Krystal Grant from Pelzer, SC, met Lois Helmick at a scrapbooking convention in Utah nearly 14 years ago, they developed a special friendship. Distance did not keep the two from supporting one another, …

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McLane Children's Gold Out Celebration

Gold Out: How Texas high school football and pediatric cancer research became teammates

Every fall, communities, parents and students are filled with exhilaration when their high school football team takes the field. We all believe, hope and dream that our team will be the state champion. As an employee of Rockdale ISD in Rockdale, Texas, Jeff Miller is part of this excitement and plays the role of athletic …

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Threads of Love

Threads of Love designs preemie-sized clothing for newborns

When we think of premature babies, our first thought is not about what they will wear after they’re born. We think of incubators. We think of ventilators. We imagine what their tiny features might look like and perhaps our thoughts turn to the health challenges that can accompany a premature birth. Now, members of the Threads of Love foundation …

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8-year-old McLane Children’s Hospital patient headed to Washington

When first encountering 8-year-old Logan Parker, you might be met with a growl. That’s simply dinosaur language for “hello” in his world. It’s a world where a rambunctious boy can play basketball, be a human bowling ball and ride a bike through his hospital’s garden, despite having a rare genetic condition. Logan was born with …

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Mending hearts through heart-to-heart conversations

In early 2000, Millie Henn’s life would change after a trip to the hospital by the advisement of a middle school nurse where she worked as a counselor at the time. After the nurse noticed Millie was anxious and her blood pressure was very high, she was taken to Scott & White Memorial Hospital in Temple, Texas, …

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After infant with RSV is hospitalized, family shares story

When it comes to their children, mothers have an uncanny ability of knowing when something is not right. Kande Hein, a mother of three from Harker Heights, TX, had to rely on that ability when her 5-week-old baby girl, Scarlett, became ill. “You just have to know your kids, and you have to be diligent to know …

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For Luke Edmunds’ Star Wars wish, the force is strong

Compassionate care, it’s a term you often hear, but what does it really look like? It comes in many forms and through acts of random kindness. It takes an individual or individuals being conscious of others’ suffering or misfortune, but instead of just watching, you want to do something. Imagine being stuck in a hospital …

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Forty fingers and forty toes in one delivery

Quadruplets born at Scott & White Memorial Hospital – Temple, one day after mom’s birthday Trent and Niki Pride from College Station became proud parents of quadruplets – three boys and one girl. Forty precious fingers and forty precious toes were welcomed at Scott & White Memorial Hospital – Temple. The quads began arriving at …

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