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Posts categorized as “Patient Stories”

A Greater Purpose

Posted on May 16, 2019

Laverne VanDorselaer was celebrating her 89th birthday and moved to pack up her leftovers in a to-go box. “I couldn’t move my hand,” Laverne says. “I couldn’t understand why.”


Never Give Up

Posted on May 10, 2019

Greeting guests as he strolls amid linen-covered tables, Hubert Smith commands the room. You would never know his secret if he chose not to share it. Smith, 65, is recovering from a stroke.


Fitting In

Posted on January 17, 2019

When Kerrie Merz weighed 336 pounds, she dealt with knee pain every step of the way from her car to the door of the movie theater. Then there was the challenge of fitting into a seat. “I would squeeze myself into that chair – literally get into it and have my body overflowing out of […]


The Right Word

Posted on October 4, 2018

Stacey Walters went looking for a neurosurgeon to do her neck surgery. She found him in the “patient testimonial” articles she edits for Covenant Health.


A Pilgrim’s Progress

Posted on August 9, 2018

Physical therapy at Fort Sanders Therapy Center helps Mary Josvai regain strength after knee replacement.


Rockin’ to the Top: Nurse beats crippling syndrome to reach goal

Posted on June 21, 2018

Nurse Nicole Burton was surprised to learn that she had rhabdomyolysis, a rare muscle-wasting syndrome. But after inpatient and outpatient therapy at Patricia Neal, Nicole Burton conquered her next goal: rock climbing.