Patient Stories

Teresa

07/22/2014 | Cancer

After being diagnosed with a form of leukemia, Teresa is living with her cancer by doing what she loves and spending time with family. See how Teresa, with the help of our highly skilled physicians, is making the most of every minute.

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Steve Jensen

06/18/2014 | Heart & Vascular

It’s tough to catch 42-year-old Steve Jensen off guard. After unexpectedly waking up in a hospital bed two times—once after a motorcycle accident and once after life-saving heart surgery—there’s not much that will throw him off. “Waking up in a hospital bed isn’t foreign…

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Leah Snider

06/18/2014 |

In May 2012, Leah Snider was caught in the whirlwind that comes with being a high school senior—choosing a college, planning for prom and graduation, doubling down to get through classes and exams. Although the West Bloomfield, Mich., student had crossed one important task off the to-do list—she…

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Ed Hines

06/05/2014 | CancerUrology

Proton therapy helps Ed Hines end a family legacy Ed Hines, from Spencer, Ind., comes from good, hearty stock—a line of men who’ve lived long, productive lives. His grandfather was still walking to work every day at the insurance agency he and his son owned, until he died when he was just…

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Carol Hill

05/21/2014 | Heart & Vascular

Carol Hill knows all too well that no matter how bad your day seems to be going, it can always be worse; the 58-year-old Indianapolis resident points to a day in October 2012 as proof. Despite taking a few days off work and going to the doctor, she returned to work, still not feeling well. She was under…

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Rob Serbent

05/13/2014 | Heart & Vascular

Rob Serbent, from Nashville, Ind., knows how it feels to be healthy and strong. An avid mountain biker, the 47-year-old says until 2009, it’s all he’d ever known. “I’d never been sick in my life and had always been active and healthy,” says Rob, who works in technology services…

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Becky McNabb

04/23/2014 | Hospice

When it came to having a role model of love and devotion, Becky McNabb of Clayton, Ind., didn’t have to look far. Her parents, Jerald and Nancy Petro, of Liberty, Ind., were married 56 years. Throughout the last 15 years of their marriage, her father cared for her mother, who had survived a cerebral…

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Bonita Stone

04/10/2014 | Hospice

There’s no doubt that Bonita Stone, the bereavement coordinator for Indiana University Methodist Hospital Hospice, has valuable experience helping families prepare for a loved one’s end of life. However, she’ll tell you it was being part of a hospice care team as a family member that…

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Mike Eck

04/10/2014 | Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation

Every fall, thousands of king salmon make their run through Lake Michigan and its tributaries in southern Wisconsin. And every fall, 63-year-old Mike Eck of Trafalgar, Ind., makes his pilgrimage north to join hundreds of other fisherman who hope to snag their share of the salmon bounty. Although Mike…

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Pete Bernacchi

02/07/2014 | Heart & Vascular

Successfully tracking down La Porte, Ind., resident Pete Bernacchi depends on what time of year it is. From May through October, you’ll likely find the 75-year-old retiree on Hudson Lake feeding his three-times-a-week water skiing habit (a quick 250 turns) or hitting the road with his 84-year-old…

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