Aurora resident, David Armstrong, had been feeling sick for a couple of days and thought he had the flu. But when he started to have debilitating, stabbing pain on the right side of his abdomen, he knew it was something much more severe. “I told my son I needed to go to the hospital,” said David.
Like most women, Jane Bauer wears many hats – wife, mother, grandmother, and fulltime administrative assistant. So when her knee pain became disabling, it was time to take action. “It was extremely stiff and the pain was excruciating,” said Jane. “On a scale from one to 10, my pain was a 15. I couldn’t do anything around the house, I couldn’t shop, I couldn’t play with my grandchildren, and worst of all I couldn’t sleep.”
Five-week-old Kaden Law immediately stops crying when his mom gently cradles him in her arms. For him, all is right with the world. His mom, however, is bravely facing the biggest battle of her life. She was 35 weeks and four days along in her pregnancy, when she was diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer.
Looking at Harrison Dehamer today, you’d never believe he suffered a massive stroke just months earlier. Busy playing with his toys, the red-headed boy with the mischievous smile has made a remarkable recovery. Especially given he’s spent half of his short life struggling with chronic health issues as a result of an undiagnosed blood clot on his brain.