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One of Pittsburgh’s most committed counted on one of the nation’s best.
Lee knew something had to change or her whole life would pass her by. After life-long obesity, bariatric surgery at West Penn Hospital finally made the difference. She got help from doctors who genuinely cared about her. With unflagging persistence she lost 143 pounds over three and a half years. Now she’s training for a half-marathon and aiming for a medal.
One of Pittsburgh’s most skilled counted on one of the nation’s best.
He’s back to good and making new plans. When traditional leukemia treatments stopped working, Bob turned to experts at West Penn Hospital. After a complete stem cell transplant, he’s cancer free and back in his workshop doing what he loves — building and fixing things for others.
One of Pittsburgh’s most determined counted on one of the nation’s best.
Healed on the outside, stronger on the inside. When Jacob suffered a severe burn that ini-tially limited his ability to walk, he didn’t let it hold him back. He’s made a full recovery thanks to specialists at West Penn Burn Center — and persevered past his injury to play a new sport.
One of Pittsburgh’s newest counted on one of the nation’s best
He’s tiny but mighty. Baby Jack made an unexpected appearance 11 weeks early. He was rushed to West Penn Hospital’s advanced NICU. Doctors and nurses gave him specialized care around the clock, helping him get strong enough to go home — earlier than expected. Now he’s under the watchful eye of his big sister.
One of Pittsburgh's most active counted on West Penn
Nothing can keep Gloria down. Still energetic at 75 years old, she loves walking at the Highland Park reservoir and working in her yard. A lymphoma diagnosis threatened to limit Gloria’s bustling lifestyle, but her West Penn doctors helped her keep moving — and beat cancer.