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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...
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...

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