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Hope for Healing is a newsletter produced by Organogenesis Inc. featuring stories about real patients with diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) who are fighting for their feet. Read about patients who worked with their doctors to treat their DFUs. New patient stories will be added regularly, so come back to this page often.

Mary Wilson
Mary Wilson
Mary Wilson suffered for months with a diabetic foot ulcer that kept her from doing many of the things she loved, like visiting with family, shopping, and traveling. Learn how Dr. Jeffrey Karr at the Lakeland Regional Wound Center helped heal Mary’s wound so she could get back to her regular lifestyle.
Mary Wilson's Story
Mary Wilson
Sydney Salinas
From his service in the Marine Corps to the past 10 years as a security guard in Corpus Christi, Texas, to his daily motorcycle rides, Sidney Salinas was always on the move. A diabetic foot ulcer slowed Sidney down, until Dr. Nestor Pacheco and his nurse, Myra Joleenio, used an advanced regenerative treatment to help heal the wound. Find out how Dr. Pacheco and the team at the VA medical center helped Sidney get back on his feet.
Sidney Salinas Story



Mary Wilson
Ed Cooperman
Ed Cooperman, a Navy veteran and certified dive master, continued to dive into his 60s. But his dreams of diving into his 80s almost disappeared the day he saw blood coming from his foot when he was taking a shower. Get the full story on how Dr. Gary Rothenberg at the Miami VA center helped save Ed’s leg.
Sidney Salinas Story
Mary Wilson
Rick Baker
Rick Baker is an avid golfer who has enjoyed playing the sport for 40 years. You wouldn't know by looking at Rick today, but 18 months ago he was facing a surgery that would result in the amputation of toes on his left foot. Read about how Dr. Stark prepared Rick to get back on his feet, and back on the course.
Sidney Salinas Story
Mary Wilson
Bob Bryant
Bob Bryant is an all star little league coach and 27-year veteran of the U.S. Postal Service. Bob is a sports enthusiast, whose love of the outdoors and passion for his sport was placed in jeopardy when a diabetic foot ulcer put him at risk for an amputation. Read about Dr. Bailey’s commitment to get Bob back on the court.
Sidney Salinas Story
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