Inspire Me

When Lightning Strikes: A Survivor’s Story
Jack Corson was gathering cattle on his ranch in rural Wyoming when he was struck directly by lightning in the summer of 2021. The strike killed the horse...
September 05
How Music Therapy Helps Soothe Patients in the NICU
Sarra Erb, a music therapist with Banner Children's, has a job many people can only dream about. She gets paid to sing to babies in the hospital.  Part...
July 12
The Things They Carry – Steve Stanek
Metal bracelets rustle on Steve Stanek’s wrist as he transports hospital patients. Like Steve, they seem to move with rhythm. With purpose. “Especially...
June 04
The Things They Carry – Piper Daulton
Piper Daulton gently pulls the necklace from her scrubs. She displays the black Hawaiian pearl with pride. “My grandma gave it to me,” says the physical...
June 03
The Things They Carry – Kaleena Holmes
Among the electronic blips and boops of life-saving equipment, a cheerful chime trails down the hall of an intensive care unit. Faces brighten as the sound...
June 02
The Things They Carry – Craig Rufener
The 82 words etched in Craig Rufener’s silver ring are nearly microscopic but speak volumes. Craig found the Buddhist prayer of forgiveness shortly before...
June 01
Jesse Parker: An Inspiration On and Off the Field
As a history teacher and a football coach, Jesse Parker was an inspiration to countless young people both in his classrooms and on his teams. And it wasn’t...
January 29
Dream Wedding at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center
As nurses recently admired 22-year-old cancer patient Samantha Preston’s engagement ring, an incredible idea suddenly grabbed everyone’s attention. Preston’s...
December 10
Frontline Profiles: Returning to the Hospital
After a decade working in Banner Health hospitals, nurse Jenna Brogdon opted for a calmer-paced career at an outpatient surgery center. However, the rise...
May 13