Patient Stories

November 28, 2017

Standing with the Parkers – How Mission Helped an Arden Family Get the Care They Needed

When 14-month-old Fields Parker took a hard fall and appeared to have a broken arm, his father, Tyler, went into action. Understandably concerned for his son’s well-being, Tyler rushed him to the emergency department at Mission Hospital. Sure enough, the physicians in the ER informed Tyler and his wife, Shannon, that young Fields had broken […]

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November 27, 2017

After Surgery to Remove a Bone Tumor, Brittany Jordan was Able to Return to Her Active Lifestyle

Physical therapy assistant Brittany Jordan lived most of her life with a benign bone tumor in her hip, and never knew it was there. She was aware she had range-of-motion difficulties, but was never sure why. It was when Jordan moved to the Asheville area from her native Florida that she started experiencing additional concerns, […]

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November 22, 2017

Triumph over Tragedy – The Inspiring Journey of Ms. Wheelchair USA

By Madeline Delp Ms. Wheelchair USA As anyone who has had to take an unconscious ride in an ambulance well knows, life can change in an instant. I saw the truth of this principle in my own life at the age of ten years old after my mom and I had been in a horrific […]

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October 27, 2017

Navigating Uncertain Waters – Joan’s Inspiring Story of Overcoming Breast Cancer

By Rebecca Alexander Joan Uhler of Brevard is a wife, mother, and a woman of faith. Joan is also one who seeks new adventures and journeys; she loves exploring the world and traveling on cruises with her husband. But in 1996, Joan was faced with an unplanned and daunting journey – a breast cancer diagnosis. […]

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October 25, 2017

Standing with Ben – How Mission Helped an Asheville Family Keep the Care They Need

When Jan King and her family learned that Mission would no longer be in network for their Blue Cross Blue Shield benefits, their reaction was understandable. “Our first thought was, ‘oh no, what now?’” King reported. “Our adult son, Ben, has tuberous sclerosis and has been a patient of Dr. William Huffstutter since he was three […]

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October 16, 2017

Back in the Saddle – With Expert Care, Natalie Taggart Recovered from a Brain Injury

Natalie Taggart is a longtime equestrian who is well versed in the skill and safety of the sport. However, as any rider knows, horses and terrains can be unpredictable. At the Biltmore Challenge Endurance Ride in May 2015, this became a life-changing factor for Taggart. Twenty minutes into the 50-mile endurance race at Biltmore Estate, […]

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September 28, 2017

Sudden Silence – How Macon County’s Jeff Butler Found Expert Help after His Stroke

It started out as an ordinary January day in Jeff Butler’s income tax office in Clayton, Georgia. Then he tried to share a simple story with his wife. “I couldn’t find the words,” he recalled. Butler’s wife called his doctor, who urged them to get to the hospital immediately. When Butler reached the Angel Medical […]

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September 27, 2017

Compassion in Action – Hospice Care Enhances End-of-Life Experience for Franklin Couple

Barbara Roberts’ lovely Franklin home is replete with charm, exemplified especially by a cheery sunroom bursting with orchids in various stages of growth. Her domestic environment, however, belies the stress she endured for several years recently. In 2010, Barbara became the caretaker for her husband of 31 years, Tom, after a sudden accident. The former […]

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September 26, 2017

Help, I’m Spinning! Using Physical Therapy to Stop Vertigo

With eyes fluttering to open, she knew something wasn’t right. When Missie Wilmot’s world started spinning in every direction, she felt out of control. “Opening my eyes made it worse,” said Wilmot. Vertigo is the feeling of spinning or dizziness, and it can be devastating. Brought on by slight movements of the head, vertigo can […]

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September 13, 2017

A True Superhero – An Update on Young Noah’s Story

In September 2016, we shared the heartwarming story of young Noah Woods of Marion, and his inspiring journey as he courageously battles acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). A year later, we check in with Noah and his family. Noah’s mother, Michele Woods, catches us up on his progress. Read her update below. Noah continues with his chemotherapy treatments: taking […]

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