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Faith Oakley is grateful for Watauga Medical Center and their amazing staff

On April 9, 2022, Faith Oakley fell outside and fractured her left ankle. Oakley lives in Boone and she is employed as a nurse practitioner for Wilkes Medical Center. Due to the severity of her injury, she had to drag herself into her house to call her husband. When her husband arrived and tried to help her stand, she became dizzy and passed out for a few seconds. To make the situation more precarious, Oakley was also 16 weeks pregnant. Read More: Faith Oakley is grateful for Watauga Medical Center and their amazing staff