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Healthy North Dakota Story Well

The Healthy North Dakota Story Well Project is gathering the stories of people living with or overcoming challenges to their health or the health of friends and loved ones. Whether living with diabetes, surviving a heart attack or stroke, or living day to day as a cancer survivor, Story Well storytellers have overcome challenges, often arriving in the place they're at as changed people.

Sharing their stories, the storytellers reach out and move us to action - to take care of ourselves better, to get that health screening test, to let others help us along the way. Not only does sharing a story help others, we believe that the telling of stories benefits the storyteller, too, by helping him or her become even stronger and more courageous.

Are you, or do you know, someone living with or who has overcome a challenge to his or her health? If you think he or she is willing and ready to share that story with others, contact project coordinator, Karen Ehrens karen@ehrensconsulting.com, or call 701-223-2616.

Story Well Videos

Healthy North Dakota Story Well ProjectArthritis

Art Fode talks about how he stays active despite severe arthritis

Healthy North Dakota Story Well ProjectBreast Cancer

Claudia Pratt created an art project that lifted  her spirits

Healthy North Dakota Story Well ProjectDomestic Violence

Shelly Simburger talks about leaving her abusive marriage

Healthy North Dakota Story Well ProjectHeart Attack Survivor

Tom Jensen talks about living healthier after his heart attack

Healthy North Dakota Story Well ProjectHeart Attack Symptoms

Barb Haugland talks about signs she didn't recognize


Healthy North Dakota Story Well ProjectLife After a Heart Attack

Marsha Blueshield shares her heart attack story

Healthy North Dakota Story Well ProjectLife After a Stroke

Pastor Larry Jahnke talks about how he recovered from a devastating stroke

Healthy North Dakota Story Well ProjectLife with Diabetes

Hazel Heart talks about how she stays healthy with diabetes

Healthy North Dakota Story Well ProjectMelanoma

Ashley Johnson on skin cancer and how to avoid it

Healthy North Dakota Story Well ProjectSeat Belt Safety/Texting

Chelsy Bornemann talks about how wearing a seat belt saved her life

Healthy North Dakota Story Well ProjectSmoking Addiction

Bonnie Riely talks about the difficulty of quitting smoking

Healthy North Dakota Story Well ProjectWellness Program

Howard Barlow lost weight through his company's wellness program

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