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Virgil Miller
on Thu, June 23, 2016
When Virgil Miller was diagnosed with prostate cancer earlier this year, he wasn’t eager to spend months getting treatment or recovering from surgery. But...
Jenny German
on Mon, June 20, 2016
Jenny German's positive and bubbly attitude belies the challenges she's facing with a rare autoimmune disorder. “When life knocks me down, I’m going to work...
James Thorns
on Wed, June 15, 2016
David Karlin is passionate about creating a great home for elderly Kansans. As the executive director of Via Christi Village in Hays, Karlin and his team of...
Heidi Porter
on Tue, June 14, 2016
Heidi Porter has tried dozens of diets since her preteen years, losing “a lot of weight” — but always gaining it back. By the time she was in her 30s, she was...
Tad Stricker
on Sun, June 12, 2016
When my wife and I moved back to her hometown of Wichita from Chicago in 2013, we knew that we wanted to start a family.  We wanted to be surrounded by...
Jennifer Bean stroke survivor
on Tue, June 07, 2016
For Jennifer Bean, Feb. 7, 2015, is a day she’ll never forget. She had just returned from riding horses with her teenage daughter, Zoe, and friend, Genea...
Glenda King
on Tue, May 31, 2016
What’s the secret to happiness? Shawn Achor, an author and expert in positive psychology, says kindness and gratitude are two keys to leading a happier life...
Karson Frownfelter
on Thu, May 26, 2016
Karson Frownfelter was exhausted. For three straight years, he had coughed nearly incessantly. Day and night. He spent much of his school day in the...
Jean Anderson
on Mon, May 16, 2016
In Victory in the Valley’s Hospitality Centre in downtown Wichita, Jean Anderson has found a purpose behind the disease that nearly took her life. The view of...
Burn survivors
on Tue, May 10, 2016
Running through the sunny yard of their rural Pratt County home, Caitlyn Pitcock, 5, and her brother Trenton, 3, are the picture of health and happiness....

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