Inspiring Stories

Martha Copeland

After a long, hard road of rehabilitation at Baptist Health Rehabilitation Institute, Martha Copeland is now back to enjoying the amazing things she once loved to do. In 2012, Martha was at the shooting range when an aneurysm ruptured – forever changing her life. She was rushed to the local hospital in Hot Springs and was soon transported via MedFlight to Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock for treatment. 

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Suzy Oakley

Suzy’s route to finishing her first half marathon started with a serious heart condition. Now, along with her team at Baptist Health Heart Institute, she’s proving you don’t have to be invincible to be incredible. Watch her story.

 

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Lena Hill-Moore

As a missionary in her church, Lena is always happy to tell others of the power of faith. And it’s that same faith that gave her the power to overcome one of her biggest challenges.

 

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Fred Hokes

For nearly thirty years, Fred Hokes has graciously given his time and talent to the Watershed Project, a charity devoted to providing basic essentials to people in need. As Director of Employee Services, he looks after a staff as though they were his family. As it turns out, taking care of his people ended up taking care of himself. 

 

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Brandon Reed

People find the strength to fight illness in many ways. Brandon Reed was born with it. Burdened with the congenital heart defect, aortic stenosis, Brandon had the first of his heart surgeries at 1 week old. After two more surgeries at 5 months and 10 years old left him well enough to pursue his passion for soccer, a permanent solution was needed so he could safely continue to compete.

 

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