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Tell us your story.

You inspire us! If you have made health a priority - quit smoking, lost weight, addressed a chronic condition - we want to hear from you. From all of the great stories, we pick 10 to publish and promote. Our 10 winners will each receive $250.

The next submission deadline is February 28, 2019.

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Terrika Trustmark National Bank

Diabetes became my toughest battle after being diagnosed when I was 17. I always felt tired and never had the energy to motivate myself to work towards becoming healthier.

Shannon Laitram

My blood pressure, glucose levels, and weight measured higher every year during my annual physical. Complications from type two diabetes contributed to the death of my mother and grandmother. 

Santiago Cargill

Thanks to my biometric screening and Comprehensive Health Review (CHR), I learned my cholesterol was alarmingly high and Steve Evans, NP, immediately helped me develop a plan to improve my health. 

Ryan Basic American Foods

Imagine being at the bottom of a very steep canyon covered in a foot of snow. You’re roughly a mile from the ridge watching your 17-year-old son summit and return four times over. 

Patrick Johnson Brothers

As a diabetic, I used to work with my primary care doctor to manage my condition. When he retired, I didn’t know where to go and eventually my medication ran out. 

Megan St. Johns County School District

I have been overweight for the majority of my life. Being overweight impacted me mentally, resulting in a lack of confidence, and physically, causing knee and joint pain.

Mary Aflac

As a result of 44 years of smoking, I was diagnosed with COPD and pulmonary heart disease in 2016. I immediately quit, but over the following two years, I traded one habit for another and gained 28 pounds. 

Laura PC Construction

My body mass index had always been higher than desired. The excess weight lowered my energy level, quality of sleep, and motivation to participate in activities. 

John The Vermont Country Store

At 47 years old, I was 5’11” and weighed 380 pounds. I had high blood pressure, high cholesterol, hyperglycemia, severe sleep apnea, and was at major risk for heart disease. 

Cynthia Mr. Cooper

For a long time, I was not doing well. I felt ill all the time and it hurt to move. I came to realize I was slowly but surely killing myself. Eventually, I visited the Cypress Waters Health Center for an annual checkup and a biometric screening.