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Kelby Harrison
on Wed, March 29, 2017
It was a typical trip to the YMCA for Sedgwick County Fire Department Capt. Kelby Harrison and his station mates: work out, then play a quick game of hoops. ...
on Wed, March 22, 2017
Hope. That’s all Mark McCaslin was looking for. When Mark came to Ascension Via Christi Rehabilitation Hospital in Wichita in May 2016, he had been in another...
Connie Forkenbrock
on Mon, February 20, 2017
Last summer, Connie and Ron Forkenbrock were looking forward to a good night’s sleep after a busy evening with their grandsons, Pryse, 6, and Donnie Ray, 10,...
Cheryl Busada
on Sat, February 11, 2017
Cheryl Busada has always struggled with her weight. “I’ve always been heavy, even in high school,” Cheryl says. “I have really struggled with my weight and...
Ruby Wright
on Fri, February 03, 2017
Like her mother before her, Ruby Wright earned her nursing degree and for nearly four decades used what she’d learned to take great care of herself, her family...
Rebecca Power
on Mon, January 23, 2017
What started as tingling and numbness in her feet in late 2015 had robbed Rebecca Power of her independence within months. “She started the year in high heels...
Marty Magby weight loss
on Thu, December 29, 2016
Marty Magby was always a big kid, and later a big adult. But he was still able to play sports and was in good health, so it didn’t bother him much. Then, in...
Donna Bergeson
on Mon, December 05, 2016
For Donna Bergeson, losing weight meant being there for her 12 grandchildren. A retired special education and family and consumer sciences teacher and active...
Asa Patton
on Wed, November 30, 2016
To watch Asa Patton play today, it’s hard to believe he had limited use of his hands just a few months ago. When Asa was born, his middle and ring fingers on...
David Rife
on Tue, November 15, 2016
“It looks like you got some sun,” says occupational therapist Lesa Beauchamp to David Rife, as she works to mobilize and stretch his right shoulder area. “It...

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