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Skyler Auker-Hicks

12/08/2014 | Pediatrics

Skyler Auker-Hicks leads a life that’s pretty typical for a 17-year-old: she loves hanging out with her friends; she a good student whose favorite classes are physical education, choir, and history; and she’s looking forward to going to college and being more independent.   Given the…

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Flo Bear

12/06/2014 | Heart & Vascular

Flo Bear, a 36-year-old, stay-at-home mom from Fort Wayne, Ind., doesn’t have to look further than her 2½-year-old daughter Georgia for a reason to be thankful for good doctors and modern medicine. Although she was born healthy, Georgia was seven weeks early and had to spend the first 30…

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Liz Breakfield

12/06/2014 | Pulmonology & Respiratory Care

Teenage rebellion is certainly nothing new, and parents know all too well it can stomp through a family’s life in all kinds of ways. Liz Breakfield and her mom, Theresa Owens, started butting heads soon after Theresa’s marriage to Liz’s step-dad Anthony. The marriage meant a move to…

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Carol Leonard & Rick Burke

12/06/2014 | Heart & Vascular

It’s not unusual that Carol Leonard, 61, and her son Rick Burke, 42, have a lot in common—parents and children often do. Carol and Rick, who live on Indianapolis’ West side, believe in hard work, taking care of family and doing what you have to in order to handle speed bumps that show…

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Kendra Perry

11/26/2014 | Gastroenterology

When Kendra Perry lived in Florida 12 years ago, she started to feel sickly. Each day, she was overcome with fatigue. Each day, she didn’t know why she was in so much pain. Each day, she felt terrible. At the time, the 27-year-old was coaching her son’s baseball and soccer team. She played…

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Adam Berkemeier

11/26/2014 | Neurology & Neurosurgery

Adam Berkemeier’s never been one to shy away from working hard to get a job done. It’s a trait that led him to excel as a football and baseball player at his Rushville, Indiana, high school, and then as a member of the Army’s 82nd Airborne. Serving his country as a paratrooper, he found…

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Ron Christensen

11/26/2014 | 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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Derrick Nelson

08/11/2014 | Heart & Vascular

If Derrick Nelson ever had to pick a lucky number, he’d likely have to go with a trio—11-12-13. The numbers mark the date the 22-year-old’s life took a sharp, life-saving turn when he underwent a heart transplant. “I will never forget that date,” says Derrick. It was a new…

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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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