Quick Snips: Patient Stories

A Renewed Purpose: J. Marcel Thomas' Story

In an effort to take care of his two little dogs, member of the Tohono O'odham Nation, J. Marcel Thomas, developed a severe foot infection as a complication of diabetes. With limited access to transportation and patient care, the situation looked dire, until Dr. Andrew Rice and the Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA) team stepped in.

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A Journey in Choice: Beth Cain's Story

What started as a routine screening for Denton, Tex.-native Beth Cain quickly became cause for concern when Beth’s doctor noticed some suspicious spots on her mammogram. After a biopsy procedure, it was confirmed: Beth had breast cancer. Or, invasive lobular carcinoma to be exact.

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A Scare in Guatemala: Amanda’s Story

Amanda Zeagler had no idea her life would be upended when she embarked on a medical mission trip to a remote region of Guatemala. A nursing student at Northern Arizona University, Amanda traveled to Guatemala with the organization Nursing Heart Inc. to provide care to the underserved and further explore her passion for nursing.

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