Kim Stuart has a birthday coming up and it’s a big one.
On Feb. 3 she turns 40.
You would have never guessed that this vivacious lady had ever stepped foot in a cardiologist’s office. At the early age of 43, Debra Payton had a heart attack. Since then she has lost over 70 pounds.
When it’s time for Liz Parry’s regular checkup, she and husband Kirk simply drive to Boone Hospital Center.
They cross the Buffalo River, motor past Branson, take a right at Springfield, turn left at Lebanon and they’re here. No problem.
Boone Hospital Center is expecting another large turnout for the 2013 Heart Fair. Last year, more than 600 people attended this free, informative screening event.
Kalani Hall, 17, had digestive issues on and off for years. She was told it was just anemia, but it felt worse than that. The mother of one of her cheerleading teammates works for Donald Gerhardt, MD, and helped Kalani make an appointment.
Starting last fall, there were some new faces in the halls of Boone. They might be transporting linens, organizing surgery trays, serving food or emptying wastebaskets.
Meet Grayson Masters. He is the first Boone Baby of 2013.
Eda Wegener, 91, volunteered all of her life. She was a member of P.E.O., a national women’s organization, active in the First Presbyterian Church of Mexico, delivered Meals on Wheels and volunteered at hospitals for many years.
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