Having been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in her 30s, Becky Siefering of Oskaloosa has lived with the disabling disease of the central nervous system for more than 30 years.
Darren Dykstra of Oskaloosa has always been well aware of his family’s history of heart disease and major cardiac issues. Because of this, he has been proactive in keeping his heart healthy.
Adan Dean Martin of Sigourney is Mahaska Health Partnership’s 2018 New Year’s Baby. He is shown with his delivering physician, Dr. Shawn Richmond; his older brother, Joshua; and his mother, Patricia Snook. Dad Travis Martin works nights and was home sleeping when the New Year’s Baby gift presentation was made. Adan was born Jan. 4 at 4:12 am and weighed 6 lbs, 7 oz.
Dana Lowe of Oskaloosa knew diabetes ran in her family, but it didn’t seem “real” to her. That is, until she landed in the hospital after passing out in 2012.
Deb McKee is the rock for her family. As a single mother for most of her children’s lives, she shares a very tight-knit bond with her children, Heather and Brad. It’s no wonder Deb’s breast cancer diagnosis in October 2016 shook them all to their core.