Patient Stories

Visiting Nurses puts our patients in the center of everything we do.  Every patient that comes to VNA has a story, and each story, just like each patient, is unique.  Watch these inspirational stories of how Visiting Nurses has provided care, hope and love.

VNA's 50th Anniversary

To celebrate VNA's 50th anniversary, several members of the community who have had various types of relationships with Visiting Nurses share their thoughts and experiences on how the organization has impacted the community and them personally.

Michael Douglas

Michael is a high school boy who enjoys KU Basketball and hanging out with his friends, but his rare lung disease caused hospitalizations which made Michael miss out on being a normal, everyday kid.  Watch how Visiting Nurses Home Health helps him stay well and improves Michael’s quality of life.

Bahman Pakravan 

Bahman Pakravan’s spinal cord injury damaged his nerve endings which began to paralyze him.  Watch how Bahman’s will and the guidance of his Physical Therapist helped him learn how to walk again.

Susan Tyler 

Due to her Congestive Heart Failure, Susan developed complications which threatened to keep her home from her grandson’s Navy aviation graduation.  See how Home Health helped Susan recover in time to watch her grandson graduate.

Richard Cates 

Losing Richard was a very difficult and sad time for his family.  See how the gentle and tender care Richard received from VNA Hospice helped them cope.

Mike Bottom 

After suffering a “widow-maker” heart attack, Mike received Home Health care through Visiting Nurses charity care services. Watch how VNA helped Mike recover in the comfort of his own home.

Deb Young

Deb was coming home from work one day and woke up in a hospital bed three weeks later fighting for her life.  A head-on collision caused Deb to lose three of her limbs, and changing her life forever.  See how Visiting Nurses Help at Home has helped Deb regain her independence.

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