Tavia Smith

As a child, Andrea Pitts was severely burned. As an adult, she provides “Boxes of Love” to burn patients.

A few gifts and an encouraging note from somebody who’s been there

Patient who was too sick to attend daughter’s graduation recovering after double lung transplant

Bridget Perez could barely walk a few steps. Now she’s walking laps at the Dayani Center track and marveling at how it feels to breathe again.

Baby girl Saylor Elaine was born at the right time: 6:12 a.m. on 6/12 — and weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces

 “We will tell her how she came right on time — the most perfect time — and how special she is.”

Bridget Perez was in intensive care and couldn’t make it to her daughter’s graduation. With the help of Vanderbilt nurses, the graduation came to her.

“Pomp and Circumstance.” Tears. Cupcakes. All in an intensive care unit.

Carly Schroeder had a stroke in her 20s. Now 10 years later, she is thankful for her life, her family and the care she received at Vanderbilt

“I’m eternally grateful to all the people that helped me through that dark time.”

VUMC newlyweds celebrate love and fitness

For Michael and Sarah Palevo, love blossomed amid the exercise equipment at Vanderbilt’s Dayani Center

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