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Lives are changed every day behind the doors of Boston Medical Center. Learn more about our personalized and supportive care through the eyes of our patients.

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Easing Chronic Pain Helps Two Seniors Give Back
It was a lucky twist of fate when the MBTA’s RIDE pulled up in front of Rosemary Gallagher’s house five years ago. It was in the back of that minibus that she met Jacqueline Murdock. Both women were headed to Dorchester House Multi-Service Center in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston. During the short drive, Rosemary, 80, convinced Jacqueline to join the center’s weekly meeting of its seniors’ club. Read More.

A Second Chance for a Red Sox Fan
When Roy Davis was diagnosed with colorectal cancer at age 70, he got lucky – lucky that Boston Medical Center could offer a cutting-edge clinical trial that promised to shrink his tumor. Read More.

The Road Back to the Finish Line
Avid cyclist Ken McDonnell was given only a 25 percent chance of surviving after a horrific accident left him with a crushed pelvis and other grave injuries. However, Ken not only survived, he staged a remarkable comeback to the world of triathlons, thanks to BMC Orthopaedic Surgeon Mike Tornetta. Read More.

Newborn Receives Life-Saving Care
For Ligardine Myrthal what should have been one of the happiest days in her life turned tragic when she was rushed to the operating room for an emergency cesarean section. Her unborn baby's heart had stopped beating and now every second was crucial to the baby's survival. Her daughter, Serena, was born moments later—limp and virtually lifeless. Read More.

A Woman’s Life-Long Struggle with Weight Ends at BMC
After a health scare left her totally shaken, Lisa MacInnis decided to seek a solution to her weight problem at Boston Medical Center. Read More.

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