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Posts categorized as “Patient Stories”

It’s a Sweet, Sweet Life

Posted on October 19, 2022

Retired Chocolatier Beats Rare Type of Breast Cancer Kim Hubbs will tell you she was born for “the sweet life.” Raised in South Knoxville, Hubbs spent two decades in Atlanta where she studied to become a pastry chef. Before retiring to East Tennessee, she worked as a chocolatier and has made a practice of enjoying […]


Emotional Impact

Posted on March 23, 2022

COVID Survivors Find Support at Fort Sanders Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation It started with a sleepless night. It was February 2021, and Connie Smith assumed she was restless because of grief and distress. Her mother had passed away the day before. “I had no underlying health issues, I had no respiratory issues, I’ve never smoked, and yet […]


Exceptional, Advanced Wound Care, with Heart

Posted on March 18, 2022

Virginia Tate shares about her exceptional care at Fort Sanders Regional Wound Care Center.


Life-Saving Technology

Posted on March 9, 2022

Millions of Americans experience acid reflux every day. Most don’t know that in the worst cases it can increase the risk of esophageal cancer.
William Emert, who had years of reflux, found out the hard way.


Life Goes On

Posted on February 9, 2022

“I had no idea what pulmonary hypertension was, but I knew I didn’t want it,” says Jimmy Grea. By the time he was 20, not one, not two, but three of his close family members had died from the incurable disorder.


Always There

Posted on January 26, 2022

What’s special to Michelle Irons is having her family together, no matter what they’re doing or where they may be. She carries with her the knowledge that one child is absent, which causes her to hold the others more closely to her heart.