Sacrificing Summer for a Hip Surgery

By Drew Munhausen Twelve-year-old Jordan Dean spent most of her 2018 Easter weekend spending time with family and playing outdoors. When she returned home from her aunt’s house, she started noticing some pain when she walked. “She didn’t remember falling or having any sort of accident,” said Ryan Dean, Jordan’s father. “The pain was mostly [Continue Reading]

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The Healing Power of Art: BJ’s Story

By Shannon Dillon Carefree, full of life and surrounded by a lot of laughter and love. That’s the childhood BJ Smith, now 28 years old, remembers.  Growing up in the Acadiana region of south Louisiana, Smith worked part time with his grandfather at the family’s furniture business. “I’m a proud Cajun,” Smith said. At an [Continue Reading]

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Recovering from Frostbite, Former Green Beret to Compete in His First IRONMAN

By Drew Munhausen After frostbite claimed the tips of all 10 of Jeff Scace’s fingertips, the former Green Beret was repeatedly warned that he would never be able to do the things he once loved. “I was told I would never be the same,” Scace said. “It was a constant stream of people telling me [Continue Reading]

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This Cowboy’s Goal: Riding Without Pain

By Drew Munhausen It’s not uncommon for Anthony Thomas to ride through the pain. The hard-driving professional rodeo cowboy from Australia competed for more than a year and a half with a broken arm, gripping on to his horse using nothing but a leather glove wedged into a piece of rigging shaped like a suitcase [Continue Reading]

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Young Dad Walks Again After Life-Changing Hip Surgery

A cancer survivor and young dad, Kyle Martin-McGowan defeated leukemia, but the very same treatments that saved his life took a tremendous toll on his body. “A trial drug gave me a series of heart attacks and then heart failure,” Martin-McGowan said. “And I developed a vascular necrosis from all the steroids I had to [Continue Reading]

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Less Than Two Weeks to Marathon: You Should be Tapering

By Drew Munhausen The last thing a runner wants to be told less than two weeks before a marathon? Slow down. For those unexperienced with marathon training, slowing down right before the big race might seem a bit contradictory. However, experts say that’s what runners should be doing if they plan on running the 2019 Chevron [Continue Reading]

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