My Story

Whether celebrating a birth or treating an illness, Appalachian Regional Healthcare System recognizes that each patient has a unique story to tell. Our My Story campaign allows patients an opportunity to tell their story. Hear, first-hand, from our patients about how we’ve changed their lives.

If you would like to share your story, please submit your story here.

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After hearing that his health was in jeopardy a few months ago, Justin Weltz will graduate this spring with a Thrive “degree” in improved fitness from the Paul H. Broyhill Wellness Center and a Master’s degree in English from Appalachian State University.

Lorraine Alls lives her life by a simple code, “If you have it, you give it.” As a child, the New Jersey native saw this creed personified in her parents, who taught that you never see someone go without.

Longtime Boone resident Roger Harwood, 72, is looking forward to getting back in his garden after undergoing a successful aneurysm repair procedure at Watauga Medical Center.

As a young boy in Morgantown, West Virginia, Michael Fields can clearly remember the afternoon he walked home from school to discover a delivery man carrying a mystery box into his parent’s home.

For most men, few things in life are considered more valuable than their car, especially if their car is an old Ford Model T. Floridian Graham Haile’s appreciation for the Tin Lizzie took root a couple of years ago when his son-in-law invited him over to help tinker on his 1913 Model T.

Corrie Freeman, a fourth grade teacher at Hardin Park Elementary School, taught more than reading and arithmetic to her class this year.

Watauga County native, Scott Eggers, is heart healthy thanks to The Cardiology Center of Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS).

According to Randall Burkett, 63, the best part about attending Watauga High School was meeting a sweet girl named Donna Winebarger in study hall. Although she required some extra convincing, the two exchanged vows 43 years ago and have never looked back. Today, their passions include spending time with their son and daughter-in-law and serving their church through a variety of ways including singing in the choir.

Beverly Stahl, a Michigan native and a high country resident since 2001 has found peace in the compassionate and continual care provided by The Cardiology Center of Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS).