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Sorted By: Patient Stories

Jokes and donor contributions propel third grader through cancer treatment

Posted on May. 5, 2021 ( comments)

When third grader Lilith Kahn is asked what she likes about Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital, she confidently says, “The nurses are super nice and funny — I always crack them up.”


Military veteran beats the odds against esophageal cancer

Posted on Apr. 28, 2021 ( comments)

If you saw Brett Nowlin today, you might see a vibrant 38-year-old out for a six-mile walk or playing disc golf at the park on a sunny day. You probably wouldn’t realize the obstacles he has overcome over the past few years. Brett bravely shares his story of beating the odds against esophageal cancer to bring awareness to one of the fastest growing cancers in the US today.

MultiCare Changing Minds Virtual Luncheon will help make recovery possible for people like Jaclyn

Posted on Apr. 21, 2021 ( comments)
At 8 and a half, Jaclyn wrote a letter expressing her wish to end her life. 

Brain tumor can’t stop Evangeline from spreading joy and playing pranks

Posted on Apr. 15, 2021 ( comments)
The first thing you’ll notice about Evangeline Lovie-Garcia, 9, is her infectious laugh. Pull a prank or tell a joke about bodily functions, and you’re sure to hear it.

Corks & Crush virtual fundraising event to benefit stroke care at MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital

Posted on Apr. 14, 2021 ( comments)
In 2014, Dale Wilkinson arrived by ambulance at MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital after experiencing a seizure. 
Lynn Tanuvasa

Diagnosed with colorectal cancer while pregnant: Lynn's story

Posted on Mar. 17, 2021 ( comments)

In February of 2020, Lynn Tanuvasa, 42, received the news she was hoping not to hear: the colonoscopy she’d just had showed that she had colon cancer. Then, just a few days later, Tanuvasa received even more life-changing news: she was pregnant.

Olaf and Kristen

Meet Olaf: A true companion for Mary Bridge patients

Posted on Mar. 15, 2021 ( comments)
At Mary Bridge Children's Hospital, everyone adores Olaf – not the snowman, rather our beloved 4-year-old facility dog.

Tyval battles rare gastroenterological condition with the help of his Mary Bridge Children’s care team

Posted on Mar. 9, 2021 ( comments)
Like most 4 year olds, Tyval “Ty” Jackson has an infinite amount of energy.

MultiCare Heart Strings for Hope concert will help people like Rebecca

Posted on Mar. 8, 2021 ( comments)
For 63-year-old Rebecca Brockway, her experiences with depression and mania go back to adolescence.

Defying all odds: Ollie’s incredible journey

Posted on Feb. 17, 2021 ( comments)
Six years after Oliver Strode was abandoned as an infant at Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital, Ollie is a happy-go-lucky boy who is now in kindergarten and loves Paw Patrol, basketball and his siblings.