Patient Stories

Mason

07/09/2015 | Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation

Mason is an autistic teenager who was diagnosed with cauda equina, a rare disorder affecting the bundle of nerves at the lower end of the spinal cord. Cauda equina can cause leg pain or loss of sensation and control that may lead to paralysis. Mason underwent surgery to decompress the nerves in his spinal…

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Devon Atherton

06/19/2015 | Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Devon Atherton is a skateboarder. He’s got the skills, the look and the passion for this extreme sport. “I would love to skateboard for the rest of my life,” the 19-year-old from Morgan County says. “I love skateboarding and it’s something I’m really passionate about.”…

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David Glass

06/19/2015 | Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

David Glass, of Spencer, is an athlete. He played football at Franklin College, is an avid weightlifter and cyclist, and runs. Glass is not your typical runner, however. Rather than running a few miles or doing the occasional 5K, he takes on marathons and ultra marathons (races longer than 26.2 miles).…

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Jean Magrane

06/19/2015 | Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

First female firefighter receives first total knee replacement In 1987, Jean Magrane became Bloomington’s first female firefighter. In 2009, she became the first firefighter to have a total knee replacement. Earlier in life, Magrane played volleyball, softball, and swam for Indiana University.…

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Jeff Holland

06/10/2015 | CancerUrology

At the beginning of 2010, 52 year-old Bloomington resident Jeff Holland was in the prime of his life. The long-time Monroe County 4-H Director enjoyed his job, playing basketball with his friends and giving back to his community. A routine check-up at his doctor's office that winter revealed a high…

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J.C. Hulls

06/10/2015 | Cancer

Basketball (specifically, Bobby Knight) brought a young J.C. Hulls to Bloomington–J.C.’s father was an assistant coach for Bobby Knight. In high school at Bloomington North, J.C. proved his skills as a basketball player. As the Head Coach of Indiana Elite AAU Girls and Boys Basketball teams…

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Kyle Beery

06/03/2015 | Heart & Vascular

When it comes to close family and friends, 22-year-old Butler University senior Kyle Beery hit a trifecta. His family—parents Don and Patti, siblings Clayton, Katie and Karley—call Saugatuck, Michigan home, where they have a network of close friends among the tight-knit resort communities…

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Heather Cox

02/27/2015 | Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Heather, an Evansville nurse battled hip pain for years. When her pain got to the point where she was only sleeping two hours a night, Heather knew it was time to do something about it. Heather connected with IU Health orthopedic surgeon Todd McKinley, MD to learn more about her options, which lead to…

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Ron Christensen

01/30/2015 | Ear, Nose & Throat

For 73-year-old Ron Christensen, retirement hasn’t meant settling into a recliner. The former banker says he’s always been in good health and admits he likes being on the go. “I’m an active person,” says the lifelong Indianapolis resident. “I’m out and about…

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Derek Maish

01/27/2015 | Heart & Vascular

As a husband, father and musician, 38-year-old Derek Maish of Lafayette, Indiana, considers himself blessed. He’s following his heart and turning his love for music into a regular gig as a drummer with the modern country band, The Levi Riggs Band. Among his biggest fans are his wife, Robyn, and…

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