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Lisa Luskey-Lestrud, 47, was no stranger to living with chronic pain. At just 15, she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. While some may have given up on keeping an active lifestyle, Lisa continued doing the things she loved, which included playing softball on her high school team.
Wellness is a family affair for Katie Meyer. The Eau Claire, Wisconsin, woman, her two children and mother see the same physician and care team at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire and have for the past decade.
"After an hour, I realized I couldn’t text anymore,” says Larsen. “I was trying, but I couldn’t form the words. It was strange to see the letters coming out wrong — I work in the Emergency Department, so it became clear what was happening. I was having a stroke."
Like many busy adults, Kasie Von Haden was always putting her health at the bottom of her priority list. Then came her wake-up call.
Though the saying “I don’t have time to be sick” is well-known, some health complications create a tough road to recovery regardless of how busy life is. Paula West learned that the hard way.
Between school, football, farming and living the life of a high school senior, Jack Gadient manages Type I diabetes, which he was diagnosed with when he was 7.
Jess Pederson didn’t think she would ever be able to have a baby. Her journey to motherhood was a long one, marked with struggle and heartache along the way.
After her second child was born, Alethea Clark thought she just had the baby blues and it would pass. But as time went on, the situation became more serious.