What’s the best true story you’ve ever heard? Bedside Stories highlights some of the most captivating and emotionally compelling personal experiences that take place behind the scenes in health care. These short but unforgettable episodes bring listeners up close to a variety of inspiring successes, unexpected challenges and incredible moments with patients, medical staff and volunteers.
Narrator Corey Schubert has dedicated his career to storytelling. He’s a public relations senior specialist for Banner Health, one of the largest nonprofit health care systems in the country.
Hospital chaplains Timothy and Stephanie Burdick visit some of Banner Health’s most critical patients every Sunday. Sometimes, those patients don’t realize they’ve just held hands with two people who’ve learned to embrace life through a hardship of their own: Both Timothy and Stephanie have been blind since they were infants.
Bernice Campbell has seen many family members impacted by Alzheimer’s disease, so now this 57-year-old grandmother is doing her part to help researchers and medical experts before we lose thousands more people in another generation. But some ethnic cultures remain skeptical about taking part in research, which presents a real issue in finding a cure.
Patient Anita Allen had no idea how much of her life was about to change when a nice fellow named Sam appeared in the doorway of her treatment room. That set in motion another major moment intertwining the lives of the two widowers with the hospital in ways neither could have expected.
Meet a real-life superhero: Selima Martin, a 23-year-old who transports young patients for treatment at Banner Children's at Cardon Children’s Medical Center. Selima has a developmental disorder called Asperger syndrome, and more importantly, she has a secret identity that is helping kids feel better. Learn more in this short podcast story.
A 34-year-old woman speaks candidly about an experience as deeply personal as it gets: the time she died. On Valentine’s Day this year, she and her infant daughter survived an experience that’s hard to even imagine. Darcy had a heart attack while giving birth, and she’s here with her healthy family to tell the story.
Decades ago, Reverend Ibraham (John) Sabbagh helped save his son Ebby’s life when he was shot as a youth during the Lebanese Civil War. Now, Ebby is repaying his 88-year-old dad by donating his own stem cells for a special transplant to fight leukemia. That’s not the only heartwarming part of this story that will give you the chills.