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on Tue, June 30, 2015
Shel Hughes had only been mowing for 20 minutes when she stopped to refuel her riding mower. She grabbed a 5-gallon gas can from a storage shed. “I was...
on Tue, June 23, 2015
Flossie Humble’s right foot burned inside like somebody was holding a blowtorch on it. On the outside, it was purple, green and cold to the touch. Her foot...
on Wed, June 17, 2015
Merlin the miniature therapy horse stands stoically in a Via Christi Rehabilitation Hospital courtyard, enjoying the hand running through his soft mane. “How...
on Fri, May 08, 2015
Cristy and Joel Serrato were planning to deliver their child around her due date of May 23, but their newest son had other ideas.  On the morning of Thursday...
on Fri, May 08, 2015
If everything goes as planned, Jenny Suazo will celebrate her first Mother's Day at home with her newborn daughter, Dahlia. A few days ago, she wasn't so sure...
on Thu, April 23, 2015
  Amanda and Tanner Smith’s son, Robby, was born after just 23 weeks in the womb. It was too soon for him to survive. But for an hour and 45 minutes before...
on Fri, March 13, 2015
When accomplished dog trainer Phyllis Dobbs arrived at Via Christi Hospital St. Francis after an ambulance ride of more than 200 miles on March 9, she brought...
on Fri, March 13, 2015
Stephanie Shaffer believes there’s a reason she survived her cancer journey that started in late 2005. But it didn’t become clear until years later, when she...
on Mon, February 23, 2015
Lindsi Fulcher kissed her father, Tommy. Both wept. “I don’t think there is anything more beautiful than the bond between a father and a daughter,” said the...
on Wed, February 11, 2015
Thelma Bushnell was still recovering from the recent death of her daughter, Dana, when Dee, her husband of 55 years, died in February 2010. Three months later...

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