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Martha Holt

Martha Holt’s story

It had been a hard year. Martha Holt had followed more ambulances and done more paperwork than anyone during her husband’s illness. And when it was over, she was left with bills, pain and more paperwork. Eighty-eight-year-old John, in and out of the hospital for surgeries and rehab for congestive heart failure, was gone. Martha […]

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Carolyn&Ann

FaithHealthNC Connectors story

Carolyn Fender and Ann Young of McDowell County are superheroes of the FaithHealthNC Connector program: capable of transporting two patients to two different appointments in a single trip, faster than a speeding SUV in getting a Sunday school class to donate gas cards for volunteers, able to leap into a local hospital and solicit a […]

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Clark Family

The Clark Family

Laura Clark was a happy, healthy working mother of two daughters. A former athlete and wife to a busy police detective, life was good, until the day she had to struggle to carry her baby up the front porch steps. With her heart rate soaring over 220 beats a minute, a high-speed ambulance ride to […]

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Rev. Mark Wood

Rev. Mark Wood

Rev. Mark Wood has a big heart…and it was in trouble. He pushed through chest pain and numbness during the busy Easter weekend at church. But when he went to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center for a simple heart catheter a few days later, he ended up in a bed, scheduled for triple bypass surgery. […]

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