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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...
on Tue, June 04, 2019
Rick Hernandez was diagnosed with colon cancer in May 2017. Days later, a CAT scan revealed a cancerous tumor on his right kidney. Immediately, he began...
on Mon, June 03, 2019
As a 9-1-1 dispatcher, Tiffani Thimesch, is both accustomed and well-trained to deal with high-stress situations. As a first-time mother-to-be, however, she...
on Wed, May 29, 2019
Over the past 12 months, 19-year-old Marissa Bell has been admitted to Ascension Via Christi St. Francis 13 times, spending 168 days in the hospital’s Grant...

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