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Stephen DeVarennes

Stephen came to us with a shattered skull. He left with his dreams intact.

Stephen DeVarennes

When your son has a five-inch hole in the side of his head, all your strength and sanity seem to drain right through it.

It was a car accident that tore open Stephen’s skull and the emotions of the entire DeVarennes family. As they waited hand-in-hand with nurses, chaplains, and others on our staff, neurosurgeons removed a section of Stephen’s frontal lobe and pieced his life back together.

They will never forget

“My son doesn’t remember his time at St. Cloud Hospital,” said Joyce DeVarennes, “but my husband and I will never forget the care and compassion we experienced.”



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