• Holly Steinbeck

    breast cancer

    04/15/2019

    In the Steinbeck household, the youngest addition to the family has the nickname “Angel Baby,” and it’s not just because of her angelic face. Little Brooklyn earned the title because symptoms that arose in her mom during pregnancy led to a breast-cancer diagnosis, most likely saving the young mother’s life.

  • Gary Brown

    stroke , tpa

    04/15/2019

    Whether it was because of God, his wife, the EMTs, or the hospital medical team, stroke survivor Gary Brown knows he was lucky. Many people don’t survive strokes.

  • Tom Wright

    It was a question Tom Wright had both longed for and dreaded. As he looked into his wife’s confused eyes, answering her question by listing a string of harrowing moments that they’d struggled through for the past four weeks, he knew it was a sign that she had turned a corner.

  • Jennifer Halvas

    The first time she walked into the Sky Ridge Cardiac Rehab center, full of treadmills and other fitness equipment, Jennifer Halvas burst out crying.

  • Lilly McFarland

    When Lilly McFarland was born at just 6 ½ months, she weighed in at a scant three pounds, 11 ounces. She spent her first two months in the Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Sky Ridge Medical Center.

  • Soldier Witnesses Son's Birth from Afar

    birth , birth center

    03/26/2019

    Stan Toronto wasn't in the birthing room at Sky Ridge Medical Center that day. He was in Afghanistan, serving in the U.S. Army 1st Cavalry Division.

  • Starting My Life Over Again...

    Bill, Brian, Carl, Randolph, Charlie and Jami get together one Wednesday each month.

  • Marleen Brack

    I have children, I have grandchildren, and I wanted to enjoy the second half of my life.

  • Judy Nelson

    breast cancer

    03/26/2019

    Sitting in the Cafe at Sky Ridge while his wife undergoes surgery for the second time since her cancer diagnosis, Rob Nelson says, "we are blessed."

  • Joann .

    I lost 115 pounds - it's transformed my life totally.

  • Angela .

    Thank you all for giving my family and me our lives back.

  • Whitney Nallathamby

    breast cancer

    03/26/2019

    Whitney says her support system, beginning with Dr. Moore, gave her courage along the way.

  • Mike .

    This was the start of the Journey to My New Life and what a year it has been!

  • Stephanie Perez

    I have become active and am enjoying things I never would have dreamed of doing.

  • Cindy .

    03/26/2019

    I had gastric bypass surgery at Sky Ridge Medical Center a little over a year ago. I weighed 339 pounds at my heaviest and have so far lost 140 pounds.

  • Jessica Weidknecht

    breast cancer

    03/26/2019

    Photos of two beaming faces, framed in locks of blonde hair, hang on the wall behind Jessica Weidknecht, as the mother of the two little girls recalls the day her life changed.

  • Tiana Medina

    My heart is happy in my new positive, healthy lifestyle. I am loving life and want to experience many things now.

  • Maria .

    I had gastric bypass surgery on July 1, 2013. I started at 250 pounds, and I now weigh 192 pounds. That is 58 pounds gone!

  • Doug Rowlett

    heart attack

    03/26/2019

    Time is of the Essence...I Beat the Odds

  • Donna Logan

    appendicitis , appendix

    03/26/2019

    The visit was nine days and eight nights, and it will go down as one of the most memorable experiences of my lifetime.

  • Penny Hornick

    breast cancer

    03/26/2019

    Little Abby Hornick runs out the back door, tears streaming down her cheeks, as she looks and finds what she needs most: her mom.

  • Dee White

    I have been big my whole life and actually weighed more than 10 pounds at birth.

  • Lynda Cavanaugh

    spine , spine care , spine surgery

    03/26/2019

    For Lynda Cavanaugh and Trudy Smith, revision spine surgery has provided the chance to live a normal life— a dream both had given up hoping was possible.

  • Betty Golden

    For a year and a half, intense pain in her ankles had robbed Betty Golden of her time on the greens.

  • Cirrissa .

    The best thing I can say that it's transformed every aspect of my life.

  • Dawn Rose

    03/21/2019

    I have been over weight since I hit puberty. Much like most anyone over weight, I yo-yo'd a lot.

  • Darrell Hind

    When I started the program, I was 373 pounds.

  • Chrissy Wiley

    03/21/2019

    My name is Chrissy Wiley. I had gastric Bypass Surgery on February 9, 2015, which literally saved my life.

  • Carrissa Clark

    I don't really know how or where to begin, but when in doubt, always start at the beginning. I suppose that I have been overweight my whole life.

  • Billie Ann

    You are walking a quiet path through a beautiful park. Something glimmers ahead of you. As you reach it, you look down and there in the rocks is a single antique key.

  • Brian .

    This story started many, many years ago. Like most obese people, I had struggled with the attempt to manage my weight for most of my life.

  • John Hickey

    Ten Years With Sky Ridge's Cardiac Rehab Program

  • Tomas Martinez

    Centennial resident Tomas Martinez went to bed on March 11 with the worst headache he’d ever had in his 36 years. When he woke the next morning, his thoughts were jumbled. “I told him to let his boss know he couldn’t work, and he didn’t recognize her name,” recalls Tomas’ wife, Tatiana. “His comments were scaring me. I knew something was seriously wrong.” By the time the frantic couple reached Sky Ridge Medical Center, Tomas could no longer recall his birthday.

  • Sherry Arteaga

    Whether you call it karma or sheer luck, self-proclaimed hippy Sherry Arteaga's incidental lung-cancer diagnosis and highly advanced surgical procedure most likely gave the widowed artist more time on her Mother Earth.

  • Amy Jackson

    Amy Jackson received her comprehensive breast cancer treatment at Sky Ridge. It started with her mammogram at Invision Sally Jobe, her mastectomy with Dr. Joyce Moore and then her reconstruction surgery with Dr. Williams and the visually enhanced technology used to improve outcomes.

  • Julie Health

    Julie Health received her comprehensive breast cancer treatment at Sky Ridge from her mammogram at Invision Sally Jobe to her mastectomy with Dr. Joyce Moore and then her reconstruction surgery with Dr. Williams and the help of the SPY Elite Technology.

  • Penny Hornick

    Penny, an EKG technician with Sky Ridge Medical Center, found a lump in her breast during a self-exam. A mammogram and biopsy ensued, through which the 47-year-old tried to remain positive. "Of course, when my OB called and said we have the results of the biopsy back, and you need to get over here right away, I just slid down the wall and lost it," she says.

  • Holly Steinbeck

    In the Steinbeck household, the youngest addition to the family has the nickname “Angel Baby,” and it’s not just because of her angelic face. Little Brooklyn earned the title because symptoms that arose in her mom during pregnancy led to a breast-cancer diagnosis, most likely saving the young mother’s life.

  • Judy Nelson

    Sitting in the Café at Sky Ridge while his wife undergoes surgery for the second time since her cancer diagnosis, Rob Nelson says, “We are blessed.” Many people might have a difficult time seeing from the same perspective as Rob. His wife, Judy, 51, was diagnosed in April 2012 with breast cancer after a routine mammogram.

  • Mike Dillard

    Two years ago, Mike Dillard was preparing to die. The Florida retiree and his wife of 42 years had just returned to their Palm Coast home from a cross-country trip in their motorhome, when intestinal troubles re-emerged. Before the trip, his family doctor was treating him for parasites. After the trip, the diagnosis was advanced colorectal cancer with a rare twist: unrelated head and neck cancer.

  • Jenny Card

    Jenny Card and her husband were playing “Beat the Parents” with their kids when she got the phone call from her doctor. As she learned her tests were positive, her 10-year- old son and 8-year-old daughter oblivious by her side, Jenny locked eyes with her husband across the boardgame-strewn table and mouthed the words: I have cancer.