The patients who generously share their personal stories here are not actors. They are people who faced a health challenge and made a commitment to improve their life one day at a time. As you watch these stories, you will learn about some of the programs we offer and how they are making wellness a priority in their lives.

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Matt Gifford - As the General Manager for the Springfield Cardinals, Matt Gifford had a busy schedule and did not put his health first. In 2014, Matt participated in his first Health Risk Assessment and learned that he needed to make some changes to improve his overall health. See what simple changes Matt made that resulted in his 55 pound weight loss and improved heart healthy numbers.
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Christy Dickson - For many years Christy struggled with her weight. She reached a point over 200 pounds and felt horrible both physically and emotionally. Christy reached out to Mercy for a wellness coach to help her learn permanent life-changing skills and habits. Her health improved and she's lost over 60 pounds!
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Karen Adams - As a single mom in my early 40s, I was more concerned about balancing work, school and family than I was about breast cancer. When my employer hosted the Wellness on Tour bus at work, my supervisor urged me to make myself a priority and have a mammogram. It was good advice. I had the mammogram. It saved my life...
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