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Carol Davenport
on Tue, September 13, 2016
The last few weeks of February were uneventful for 75-year-old Carol Davenport. “I worked at Subway and got my hair fixed,” she recalls. And, she went to her ...
Zach Jantz and family
on Tue, September 06, 2016
On a recent spring morning, sunlight pours into Ted and Jennifer Jantz’s log home near Newton, Kansas, where Jennifer sits at the dining table with their son,...
Dave Lewis weight loss
on Sat, August 27, 2016
Dave Lewis remembers the exact moment when he knew he do something about his weight. Dave, who works for a property management company, was on-site with a...
Mike Kearns
on Mon, August 08, 2016
While hunting in January, Mike Kearns felt a sudden pain in his chest. After a time, the pain faded. It came back the next day, but again, he wasn’t worried....
Debbie Meili
on Wed, August 03, 2016
Debbie Meili was finishing chores before leaving on a long-anticipated vacation to Barcelona, Spain, when she took a tumble that resulted in a six- month...
Alter-G treadmill
on Mon, August 01, 2016
When severe shin splints in the 2014-15 basketball season led to a stress fracture that put freshman athlete Jake Dellasega on the bench, he wondered if his...
Gaye Ruschen
on Mon, July 18, 2016
The wheelchair ramp that extends from Gaye and Jim Ruschen’s garage into their southeast Wichita home is more functional than fancy. But it has been both, as...
Mary Smith weight loss
on Mon, July 04, 2016
Mary Smith’s love for horses and riding them began as a child when her mother purchased a Shetland pony. But a couple of years ago, her weight made doing her...
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...

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