Author: Nate Braeuer
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Terry Tigner knew she needed to lose weight, but weight loss surgery wasn't part of her plan. Her friend Angela Taylor and the UVA bariatrics team provided the support and encouragement needed to take the first step.
The nursing career paths of five Filipino women lead them to UVA hospital. Charito Seguerra, RN, BSN, remembers her first visit to UVA. "We sat in the lobby for two hours, just to get a feel and observe. And I saw the diversity of a lot of people of different cultures.”
"You don't know how strong you are until you have to be," reflects Stephanie Nuckols on her baby Blaze's hearing loss and cochlear implants. For Stephanie, learning that Blaze was born without the ability to hear meant she had to make some difficult decisions about his life.
In 2008, Matt Miller swerved on an uphill bike climb in the Blue Ridge Mountains. As he veered left, he met head-on with a Porsche traveling downhill at 40 mph. In an instant, the trauma would change his life forever.
Angela Taylor's struggles with weight management were compounded by tragic loss. Her endocrinologist recommended bariatric surgery. Read her story.