Patient Stories

CTCA Chicago’s Alliance with IMH Helps Kankakee Area Resident Diagnosed with Stage IV Cholangiocarcinoma

In January of 2020, Kankakee resident, Ben K. went to his local hospital with appendicitis. During the appendectomy, the surgeon noticed some lesions on Ben’s liver and told him he should undergo further testing. A few weeks later, Ben went to his family physician with pain in his side. The doctor ran some tests, and… Continue reading CTCA Chicago’s Alliance with IMH Helps Kankakee Area Resident Diagnosed with Stage IV Cholangiocarcinoma

Patient Stories

How do you say thank you someone who saves your life? – Merry Hill Story

Merry Hill was never one to complain or struggle with health problems. She worked at the Iroquois Resident Home as an LPN for 15 years. In 2014, Merry retired from her long standing position. However, she missed the staff and residents so much that she decided to come back in 2016 and work part time… Continue reading How do you say thank you someone who saves your life? – Merry Hill Story

Patient Stories

“One day at a time, one smile at a time”

Every once in a while you meet a truly extraordinary person. A person who's compassion, strength, and passion for life truly inspires you. I met one of those people when I encountered Melissa Welker. For Melissa, it was her son. In July of 1996 Melissa became a first-time mother to son, Andrew. Melissa began to… Continue reading “One day at a time, one smile at a time”