Entries by jglogau

Vicki Hoover

Over several months, Vicki Hoover faced multiple medical challenges – the kind that can really leave a person feeling uncertain and even defeated.

But not Vicki.

Jill Anderson

Battling for her life was the furthest thing from Jill Anderson’s mind. Jill lived at home with her husband and three young boys. She worked full-time, cared for her family, and enjoyed camping, fishing, and attending rodeos. Life was good and fulfilling. When Jill began feeling ill one day, everything changed.

Mary Reynolds

Mary Reynolds described her life prior to admission as “semi-retired.” Mary lived at home with her husband and enjoyed spending her free time knitting, walking, and housekeeping while working once per week. Then, one day, Mary began experiencing significant weakness and trouble breathing. After going to the hospital, she was admitted and diagnosed with sepsis due to an influenza A infection.

Janice Mittelstadt

What began as a peaceful new chapter in Janice Mittlestadt’s life turned into an unexpected journey she wasn’t prepared to make. Having recently moved into their dream retirement house, Janice and her husband enjoyed spending their days getting to know their new neighbors and making their new house their forever home.

Marilyn Azure

In the face of life-altering challenges, triumph often emerges from the resilience of the human spirit. This is the inspiring journey of Marilyn Azure, a remarkable individual whose life took an unexpected turn when she was struck by a vehicle as a pedestrian.

Brody Lavelle

To Brody Lavelle’s friends and family, he is a kind, fun-loving, charismatic member of the community. One day, Brody’s life dramatically changed when he was found unresponsive after a motorcycle accident. He sustained significant injuries in the accident, including a brain injury and bone fractures. Brody also required the use of a ventilator to help him breathe.

Kelly Baker

Kelly Baker arrived at Vibra Hospital of Fargo in need of complex wound care. Having septic arthritis in her left knee, Kelly underwent an above-the-knee amputation on that leg. Additionally, she experienced ulcers and an abscess in her right foot.

Shannon Boe

Shannon admitted to the hospital with a diagnosis of congestive heart failure. Soon, that progressed to lower extremity abscesses and drainage. The abscesses were debrided, and after nearly two months, Shannon transferred to Vibra Hospital of Fargo for continued wound care and diuretic therapy.

Jan Flack

Experiencing shortness of breath one day, Jan admitted to Essentia Health-Fargo, where she was diagnosed with respiratory failure complicated by pneumonia and bilateral deep vein thrombosis. As a result, Jan was placed on a ventilator.

Albina Lebzak

Vacationing in North Dakota, Albina suddenly found herself very sick. She experienced double vision, difficulty swallowing and speaking, shortness of breath, and weakness in her arms and legs. Albina sought medical attention, and tests revealed something entirely unexpected.