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Diabetes knocks Ellsworth woman down, but not out

Kathie Geister lived with diabetes for most of two decades before it started really getting nasty.

The staffer for Loberg Law Office in Ellsworth suffered what she describes as a "spell" this past May. Since then, she's gone through an ordeal that would test most anybody, nearly claiming her life and prompting her doctors and caretakers to regard her as a walking miracle.

"I had a doctor tell me more than once that he'd never in his 37 years seen anyone come into the hospital in that shape and survive," Geister said Thursday.

Read more in the print version of the Herald Dec. 21.

Bill Kirk

Bill Kirk was editor of the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth, from 1988 to February, 2015 and is now on staff as a reporter. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He previously worked in the media distribution department at the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis campus and is past editor of The Tri-County News in Osseo, Wisconsin.

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