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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...
on Mon, May 20, 2019
Ascension Via Christi will be one of two presenting sponsors for the ninth annual Get Your Rear in Gear 5K run that will take place on Sunday, May 26, at the...
on Fri, May 17, 2019
For more than 40 years, sculpting art out of eggshells has been “more than a hobby and less than a living” for Wichitan Yolonda Pears.   As she completes each...
on Mon, May 13, 2019
After 18 painful years, Mark Magers finally broke free from his crippling plantar fasciitis with the help of Ascension Via Christi Rehabilitation. Mark had...
on Mon, May 13, 2019
Mona Lisa Mason and Gilbert “Gib” Thomas met three years ago at the Wichita senior living facility where they were both living, she on the fifth floor and he...
on Tue, May 07, 2019
When Dave Dendurent had his right knee replaced at Ascension Via Christi St. Teresa last September, he received a thank-you card signed by the team who...

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