Back on Track After Reconstructive Knee Surgery: Nolan’s Story

When Nolan Durham was just 12 years old, he was playing with his sister, when he jumped over something and felt a “pop” when he landed. “I didn’t know how serious it was. I just felt like something was moving inside my knee and it would hurt when I ran,” remembers Nolan, now 14. Nolan, [Continue Reading]

Chronic Hip Pain Left High School Student on the Bench

High school senior Delaney Workman didn’t plan to sit out of all of her favorite sports for her final year of high school. However, after enduring four surgeries in less than two years, she made the tough decision. “I remember when it happened, I was playing volleyball and I felt a pop during the game [Continue Reading]

For this Cancer Survivor, Life Began at 67

For Jean Joseph, life began when she was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2017 at age 67. She’d been sleepwalking through life for three years, reeling from the death of her only child — and best friend – Laura, at 44, from endometrial cancer. “To stand helpless over my daughter dying in her living room [Continue Reading]

“I couldn’t eat a single meal without bellowing in agony.”

This month, we’ve been bringing you a variety of heart-related stories in recognition of American Heart Month.  Today’s blog shines a light on a lesser known heart and vascular condition called Mesenteric Artery Ischemia (MAI).  It can cause severe pain for those with this rare but treatable condition. Most common in adults over age 60, [Continue Reading]

Saving Her Valentine from a Deadly ‘WidowMaker’ Heart Attack

It’s a milestone that many couples dream of achieving: 50 years of marriage. “We met at Kansas State University and got married in 1965. Since then, we’ve had plenty of joyful times like the birth of our two sons and four beautiful grandchildren. But we’ve also faced things like a miscarriage, unemployment and cancer,” says [Continue Reading]

Born with a Broken Heart

Today,  the beat of Hayes Yepes’s tiny heart sounds like music to his parents’ ears.  But that was not always the case. Parents Jeremy Yepes and Kortney Gant admittedly have experienced many anxiety-filled days since their son Hayes was born on Dec. 4, 2017. The couple learned something was wrong with their newborn shortly after [Continue Reading]