Long after ‘death’, Knoxville man is ‘full of life’

Posted on March 22, 2018

Eddie’s Life, A.D. Long after ‘death,’ Knoxville man is ‘full of life’   Church was over one Sunday in August 2016 – but not Eddie Thompson’s revival. For that, he had to skip lunch and race to Parkwest Medical Center.   Fortunately, the 70-year-old lumber broker’s cardiac arrest didn’t come until he was inside the 


Former bodybuilder sings praises of Cardiac Rehab

Posted on February 14, 2018

Strength Defined Former bodybuilder sings praises of Cardiac Rehab John Paschal gazes out over the lake behind his home. There is a sense of peace and purpose here. “When I was a boy growing up on the farm in Dandridge we’d go fishing on the lake sometimes,” Paschal says. “I always thought someday I’d like 


Retired teacher enjoys life after 90% heart blockage

Posted on December 28, 2017

Feeling 100% Parkwest heart patient enjoys life after 90 percent blockage There’s tired, and then there’s “teacher tired.” That’s what Polly Justus, 62, calls the kind of exhaustion that comes from managing children in a classroom all day.      A kindergarten teacher for 40 years, Justus was accustomed to being “teacher tired,” so when she