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Donna Bergeson
on Mon, December 05, 2016
For Donna Bergeson, losing weight meant being there for her 12 grandchildren. A retired special education and family and consumer sciences teacher and active...
Asa Patton
on Wed, November 30, 2016
To watch Asa Patton play today, it’s hard to believe he had limited use of his hands just a few months ago. When Asa was born, his middle and ring fingers on...
David Rife
on Tue, November 15, 2016
“It looks like you got some sun,” says occupational therapist Lesa Beauchamp to David Rife, as she works to mobilize and stretch his right shoulder area. “It...
Tyson Gray
on Wed, November 09, 2016
The young pilot put on his flight suit around 8 a.m., ready to fly missions around North America. But unlike many of the pilots at McConnell Air Force Base...
Deby Springer
on Mon, October 31, 2016
Deby Springer has survived two battles with cancer and, in the process, discovered the secret to optimal health: regular exercise. Deby, who also suffers from...
Gary Peredoe
on Tue, October 25, 2016
Via Christi Hospital St. Francis, already a leader in advanced cardiac care, now offers the world’s first FDA-approved fully dissolving heart stent for...
Lisa Adams
on Wed, October 19, 2016
In Wichita for her daughter’s birthday, Lisa Adams did not intend for the ER at Via Christi Hospital St. Francis to be part of her travel itinerary. Lisa, who...
Jacque Groves
on Wed, October 19, 2016
Looking back, the signs were there. Jacque Groves noticed her mother, Gladys, was becoming detached and less talkative, allowing Jacque’s father, Kenneth, to...
Rhonda Hicks breast cancer
on Mon, October 10, 2016
As a Wichita South High School cheerleader, Rhonda Hicks loved urging on her classmates. For the past 16 years, Rhonda has shown the same enthusiasm as she...
Joe Cowell swine flu
on Tue, October 04, 2016
Last April, Joe Cowell went to Via Christi Immediate Care in west Wichita with shortness of breath he attributed to a bad cold. The diagnosis: Double...

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