Approximately six years ago, Bob Denner of Oskaloosa faced a life-threatening congestive heart failure event that resulted in him receiving surgery for five bypasses on his heart. Today, he has an impressively strong heart and a desire to acknowledge the people who helped him reach his health goals.
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.