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on Mon, November 18, 2019
When Ramya Banda and her husband, Bala Bhimavarapu, MD, a pediatric hospitalist at Ascension Via Christi St. Francis, decided to have a family, she had no idea...
on Tue, October 22, 2019
Wichita artist Joseph Loganbill spent a lot of time at Ascension Via Christi St. Francis when his father, Lanoy, was battling pancreatic cancer.   During one...
on Mon, October 21, 2019
On a warm April afternoon, 3-year-old Tobias Flanner was helping his family clear brush near his Fort Scott home when he stumbled upon an angry copperhead...
on Thu, September 26, 2019
When King David “KD” Davis scratched his lower left leg on a pipe 30 years ago, he didn’t know the resulting wound would trouble him for decades.  Despite...
on Mon, August 12, 2019
On Aug. 7, Evelyn Mierau celebrated her 30th anniversary as a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Nurse at Ascension Via Christi St. Joseph.   The following day, she...
on Fri, August 02, 2019
For some, 10 is a number that denotes perfection. For Wichitan Amanda Rufnak, it’s the number of miscarriages she experienced prior to welcoming daughter...
on Thu, July 11, 2019
Elward Altvater, who will celebrate his 90th birthday on July 28, bought his first motorcycle in 1947 and has been enjoying short jaunts and long road trips on...
on Mon, June 24, 2019
As a home health nurse, Alyssa Bethea knows how great care can make a lasting impression on patients.  Following complications during her own recent pregnancy...
on Mon, June 10, 2019
On Christmas Eve 2018, a car crashed into Kelsey Veer’s vehicle as he was running errands before heading home to celebrate the holiday with his wife, Tami, and...
Kenny Giesbrecht
on Mon, June 10, 2019
By age 51, Kenny Giesbrecht had endured six surgeries on his right knee with no relief for the pain that had plagued him for nearly 10 years. So by the time...

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