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Mike Dulakis

Stroke Care Close to Home

Mike Dulakis was progressing through his normal workout at the gym when everything changed. Without warning, he slid out of the chair onto the floor in what felt like slow motion. He doesn’t remember much after that.

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Phil McCarty

Fast-Moving Emergency Care Prevents Tragedy

A friendly competition among friends at the gym lead to an epidural bleed and basal skull fracture. Thankfully, emergency care close to home got Phil on his feet in no time.

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Sheila Huey

Stroke Center Provides Relief from Aneurysm

Sheila Huey suffered from blinding headaches, a swollen-right eye and double vision. Initially, the symptoms were thought to be associated with a bad sinus infection. The truth revealed a large aneurysm was growing in her brain.

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Angie Griffin

A Memorable Gift for a 60th Birthday

Not many people look back on knee replacement surgery with fond memories, but Angie Griffin is unique. She turned 60 and was gifted with a new knee joint at Taylorville Memorial Hospital (TMH).

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Sparkle Hill

Decatur Mom Loses 100-Plus Pounds with Weight-Loss Surgery

After a full day working with senior citizens and special needs kids and adults, Sparkle Hill would come home from her job at the Decatur Park District thoroughly exhausted. Her first stop was the bedroom, where she would lie down and wait until the pain went away. She knew the culprit was her weight, an issue she had struggled with most of her life. By March 2015, she weighed 358 pounds. She was tired of being in pain. She knew something had to change.

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Leroy Jordan

When Seconds Matter, One Community Leader Receives Life-Changing Care

Leroy Jordan is a man who appreciates structure. He rises at 6 a.m. each morning and almost always eats the same cereal for breakfast. After taking medication to manage his diabetes, he settles into his recliner to read the morning paper. Then, it’s a quick shower and on a good day, a visit to the gym. But Feb. 25, 2015, was different.

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Nichole Jones

Runner Celebrates Loss of Nearly Half Her Body Weight

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Cassie Pollard

Running Toward the Future

Cassie Pollard's weight steadily increased into her 30s. Fearing diabetes and other health complications, she underwent Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery in 2005. She now enjoys a healthy, active life and is an accomplished runner.

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Donor Spotlight: PNC

PNC Continues Strong Relationship with Memorial's Festival of Trees

Since 1989, PNC and its predecessors have sponsored Memorial’s Festival of Trees. The partnership between the two organizations remains strong today.

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Donor Spotlight: Alyson Holder

Teen Holds Creative Fundraiser for Burn Center

Alyson Holder contemplates a career in healthcare and hopes to travel to Haiti someday as a missionary. But for now, the 14-year-old from Raymond will settle with helping patients cared for at the Regional Burn Center at Memorial Medical Center.

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