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Misty Frank breast cancer survivor
on Fri, August 10, 2012
In May 2011, Misty Frank celebrated her 30th birthday and several weeks later started her new job as a project engineer at Hawker Beechcraft. After less than...
Via Christi Villages resident Maxine Poole
on Fri, July 13, 2012
Deborah Ziegler comes into Via Christi Village on Broadmoor in Wichita with her grandson on her hip, a Dalmatian puppy on a leash and her smiling granddaughter...
Knee replacement patient Wanda Groves
on Wed, June 06, 2012
In her 60s and 70s, Wanda Groves set statewide running records for her age group, 11 of which still stand. When she turned 80, she and her friends rode 80...
Via Christi ER patient Paul Morris
on Wed, May 16, 2012
Last fall, Paul Morris had just gotten home from a Shrine event in Kingman when he became severely ill. When the abdominal pain and vomiting stopped four days...
Baby Willa spent three months in the NICU at Via Christi Hospital St. Joseph
on Wed, April 25, 2012
Living in Anthony, Kan. — a small town whose hospital doesn’t offer maternity services — Tavish and Mitchell “Mitch” Hall knew they would need to come to...
Jesse Howard young stroke patient
on Tue, April 24, 2012
Jesse Moore’s daughter loves Disney Princesses, and the Wichita stay-at-home dad knows all of their names. “There’s Tiana, Snow White, Ariel, Aurora …” he...
Cristine Howard stroke patient
on Tue, April 10, 2012
Gripping a fork in her left hand and table knife in her right, Cristine Howard concentrates on the bright orange blob in front of her. “Pretend the putty is a...
Via Christi Weight Management patient Tammy Metzger
on Tue, April 10, 2012
Five years, Tammy Metzger took a long, hard look at herself in the mirror. Staring back was an overweight, 40-year-old woman she didn’t know — one who hated...
Carter Berkley CMN Hospitals child
on Mon, February 13, 2012
Everyone at Grant and Norma Davis ChildLife Center who helped Carter Berkley’s intravenous treatment get started seemed like an old friend, chatting about the...