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Jenny Roskelley

Experience Creates Lifelong Friendship

Jenny Roskelley was young, fit and had a normal pregnancy. After more than 10 hours of labor, doctors performed an emergency cesarean section. Jenny and her husband welcomed healthy baby boy Levi into their family. But before they could bask in the newborn glow, things started to go terribly wrong.

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Tim McDougall

Working Toward Independence

Tim McDougall is inspiring others to gain independence with his can-do attitude and the support of Logan-Mason Rehabilitation Center (LMRC), a program of the Mental Health Centers of Central Illinois, now know as Memorial Behavioral Health.

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James Macrander

A Story of Recovery

James Macrander’s world seemed to be falling apart. His 12-year marriage ended. He lost his job. Then, when his Social Security benefits dried up, he became homeless.

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"James"

One Child's Formula for Recovery = Happy and Healthy!

James*, a young boy in Springfield, was having issues at school. He wasn’t listening in class, got into fights and had been suspended. He needed help dealing with his feelings, his anger and his struggles at home.

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Ricky Rogers

Working Toward Healing and Self-Sufficiency

For Ricky Rogers, things never came easily. He had a hard time holding a job, he wasn’t able to focus on everyday tasks, and then there were the voices he heard. But he didn’t know what was wrong. He just knew it was seriously affecting his life.

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Ann

Inspiring Wellness and Independence

Meet Ann, a client of the Logan-Mason Rehabilitation Center, a program of the Mental Health Centers of Central Illinois, now known as Memorial Behavioral Health. She is inspiring others to take important steps to improve their health.

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Shirley Black

Formula for Weight Loss: Diet, Exercise, Encouragement

After coloring on the floor with her 2-year-old niece last September, Shirley Black knew it was finally time to get serious about knee-replacement surgery. She couldn’t get up without help.

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Greg Mayes

Down 60 Pounds and Medication Free

At 31, Greg was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Three years later, he was still having trouble regulating his blood sugar, and he was beginning to notice increasing health complications due to his diabetes. He knew something had to give.

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Margarita Martin

A Patient's New Life

Margarita Martin was tired of excess weight wreaking havoc on her health and underwent a gastric bypass procedure through Memorial's Bariatric Services Program. Now she participates in 5K fun runs, biathlons and even completed a half marathon.

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Linda Marr

The Thrill of Improved Health

No matter which diet plan Linda Marr tried, the weight always came back. Linda followed the program the Memorial Bariatric Services team outlined for her, which involved undergoing bariatric surgery in August 2012 and changing her mindset about eating and exercise. Now her self-esteem is back, she's not ashamed of how she looks and she's enjoying exercising with her daughter.

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