For years, Darcie Buffone, a fourth-grade teacher at Armstrong School District’s Shannock Valley Elementary, struggled with weight. She tried diets and lifestyle changes that, for some, would have generated long-lasting results. Then, in 2015, Buffone learned her inability to lose weight was no fault of her own — it was because her thyroid gland was not functioning properly.
Victor’s Mark Syverud was diagnosed with Parkinson’s 18 years ago but it wasn’t until just recently he realized he was experiencing a new symptom of the progressive neurological disease - his voice was starting to fade.
Staying active is how Linda Deabenderfer rolls with life. Going to the gym has been a regular part of her routine and she’s been a member of the S&T Wellness Center at IRMC since 2012. Her regular workout consists of a cardio session then hitting the weight machine circuit.
Randy Oaks used a colon cancer diagnosis to better his health habits
Understanding the importance of regular doctors visits
After a horrific accident, Carmen Aiello proves he won’t go down without a fight
Kurt Wolfe hopes to inspire others with his story
A colleague's battle with cancer gains district-wide support
A shocking cancer diagnosis motivated Donna Lee to finally quit smoking
With three transplants under his belt, Bob Shoup is an expert in endurance
Jason Wagner navigated a bumpy road to recovery after a serious motocross accident
Family, art and her dog helped Frances Halley to recover from surgery
A family stays together thanks to organ donation
The Wheatland-Chili Central School District teacher discovers her strength and finds love along the way
Jeff Taylor led a healthy lifestyle with the exception of his weakness for fast food. So when he had a heart attack, it served as a wake-up call.
When she found out she had the BRCA2 indicating an increased risk of cancer, Lori Rieger made the decision to have major preventive surgery.
At the age of 24, high school teacher Jessica Rogowicz’s tanning days came to a screeching halt after discovering a mole on her back.
Carol Glock shares how a clinical trial was instrumental in her recovery from breast cancer, and encourages others to see what’s available to them.
Lung cancer often isn’t diagnosed until stage 4, but Linda Vance’s was diagnosed earlier, thanks to going in for a regular checkup.
After experiencing some reoccurring pain, 44-year-old Dr. Brian Elford found out he had stage 2 cancer.
Sunni Ingalls makes healthy lifestyle changes to help her cancer recovery, and says she’s healthier than ever before.
Despite having no risk factors, friends and co-workers Sue Rouland and Suzanne Cirencione were both diagnosed with breast cancer.
A humorous, positive attitude, in addition to preventive screenings, helped second-grade teacher Marylou Stefanko win her battle with cancer.
One morning, New Castle superintendent John Sarandrea decided it was time to schedule a colonoscopy. Turns out, his timing was perfect.