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Jeff Leverenz COPD
on Tue, February 23, 2016
Jeff Leverenz vividly recalls the anxiety brought on by his shortness of breath. The restrictions it imposed. Simple activities that became daunting tasks....
Dr. Amy Schantzen
on Mon, February 22, 2016
Amy Schantzen, DO, is a resident with the Ascension Via Christi Family Medicine Residency Program, and she is expecting her first child in April. We will...
Willia Crawford
on Mon, February 15, 2016
In 2013, a series of strokes left Willia Crawford, 79, in a vegetative state. Nearly three years later, she says she has come back from the dead.  “I was...
Clay Bewley
on Mon, February 15, 2016
The stroke that ambushed Clay Bewley’s brain left him unable to move or speak, but it didn’t affect his mental abilities or memory. “I was trapped,” he says,...
Yolanda Thompson
on Tue, February 09, 2016
On July 27, 2008, I received that phone call no one ever expects: My husband was on the phone telling me to get to the airport because doctors were saying my...
Beverly McCulloch hip replacement
on Mon, February 08, 2016
A true Kansas farm wife and mother, Beverly McCulloch took care of everyone else before herself. But the pain in her left hip gradually caught up with her. “...
Mike Cole
on Fri, February 05, 2016
For Mike Cole to have to remain inactive is akin to an artist not being able to paint. He grew up in southeast Kansas fishing and playing competitive sports,...
Pam and Mark Ziser
on Thu, February 04, 2016
Mark and Pam Ziser have found strength in numbers during their experience with Ascension Via Christi Weight Management. At their Wichita home, the number is...
Myrna Filion
on Tue, February 02, 2016
When Myrna Filion paints a portrait of the person she was five years ago — the kind she paints with her words — the picture is bleak. Lots of gray. None of the...
Lynnette Spencer
on Mon, February 01, 2016
“She was the most giving soul I ever met.” “She had a loving heart that was unconditional.” “She always had a smile on her face.” Spoken through tears as...

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