This past November, Dale Fishburn’s 20-year-old daughter Melissa was lying in a Springfield, Mo., hospital bed in a coma. Doctors told him they were out of options: None of the medications or procedures available would stop Melissa’s brain from continuous seizing.
GraceMed, a nonprofit health care clinic affiliated with the Methodist Church, found out Friday it did not receive a $1 million grant needed to construct its south Wichita clinic, said Dave Sanford, GraceMed CEO.
Doctors told Chasity Phillips in 2002 that she had a 50 percent chance of surviving surgery to remove a life-threatening tumor — that was 13 years ago. Today, despite being terminally ill, Chasity is thriving.