PATIENT STORY

Drumming up donors

Grateful for the stem cell donor who saved his life, Perry Cheathem is now on a mission to encourage others to Be the Match.

March 15, 2017 4
PATIENT STORY

A ‘journey to heaven’

Todd Alward, diagnosed with ALS four years ago, is preparing to die.

March 13, 2017 40
PATIENT STORY

Parkinson’s program gets ‘Big’ results

Woodworker David Smedley—grandpa to 30, great-grandpa to 24—discovers a unique physical therapy program to help him control his tremors.

March 12, 2017 6
PATIENT STORY

‘It’s been a miracle’

With new hips, Jeremiah New is starting life anew and leaving the pain behind.

March 10, 2017 0

Let your light shine

Throughout her career, Dr. Rima Shah has had to push past—and through—bias and discrimination.

March 8, 2017 17
PATIENT STORY

‘She has a guardian angel’

When Brianna Laux, 12, faced a life-threatening brain condition, her mother believes “all the stars were aligned” for success.

March 6, 2017 5
PATIENT STORY

Doctors by day, rockstars by night

Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children's Hospital hosts its first staff talent show.

March 3, 2017 7
PATIENT STORY

‘You’re amazing, boy’

Jake Rodgers, 17, plays the guitar again for the first time since suffering a traumatic brain injury.

March 3, 2017 6
PATIENT STORY

Back from the brink

On the road to a heart transplant, a doctor’s discovery set Mike Hensley, 57, on a new course.

March 3, 2017 2
PATIENT STORY

‘We felt like our world had fallen apart’

After battling colon cancer, a mom of two hones her woodworking and art skills to launch a successful home decor business.

March 1, 2017 6
PATIENT STORY

‘I truly had God watching over me’

Facing a nightmare diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, Karyn Wolschleger finds something unexpected: Hope.

February 27, 2017 19
PATIENT STORY

‘I can still make beautiful things’

Adult coloring has become a popular rehabilitation and meditation tool, with more than 12 million coloring books sold each year.

February 26, 2017 1