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Home > Mercy News > The Mercy Touch Magazine > Fall 2019
The Mercy Touch magazine features insightful and practical medical information, warm human interest stories, medical triumphs, medical breakthroughs and new technologies at Mercy Medical Center.
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Daniel Reilly was preparing for a motorcycle trip of a lifetime to the West Coast. As part of his preparation, and in keeping with his penchant for safety, he’d been reading up on improving his riding skills. In doing so, he recalls reading that most deer collisions end in fatalities. In October 2018, he had the unfortunate chance to put that statistic to the test. Read more on page 4 (PDF).
Michael and Michelle Azevedo were on the downhill slide of a Las Vegas business trip on the night of Oct. 1, 2017. The coupleand two friends had just finished a colorful Cirque du Soleil show at the Mandalay Bay resort. Outside, a country music festival — Route 91 Harvest — was in full swing. Read more on page 6 (PDF).
John Tigan noticed what he thought was a cyst on his left earlobe in the summer of 2013. The knot grew as weeks passed and his dermatologist recommended it be removed. By early December, John learned he had much more than an M&M-size cyst — he had Stage 4 melanoma. Read more on page 10 (PDF).
Dan and Michelle Lane are looking forward to taking more ocean cruises, having the energy to fully support their autistic teenage son and enjoying the simple things, like being able to shop for stylish clothing. With the help of Mercy’s bariatric surgery program, they’ve collectively lost more than 225 pounds… and counting. Read more on page 12 (PDF).
Those who knew Kenneth Ketelsen would say he was a humble, servant-minded man. Born in 1928, he lived in Clinton for most of his life. Ken, as he preferred to be called, went into masonry and ran a business with his brothers. He and his wife, Arthera, had been married 61 years when she passed away in 2014. And, though he wasn’t very outspoken about it, he was a veteran. Read more on page 16 (PDF).