PATIENT STORY

‘Holy-cow-crazy awesome’

A miniature horse named Charlie brings a special brand of pet therapy to children at Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children's Hospital.

April 14, 2017 13
PATIENT STORY

When kids go global

A travel medicine clinic helps families reduce risk of typhoid, malaria and traveler’s diarrhea when visiting far-flung spots.

April 14, 2017 0
PATIENT STORY

‘Just a lucky guy’

After treatment for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, James Gilleland says he feels better than he has in 20 years.

April 12, 2017 0
PATIENT STORY

‘So happy I could cry’

For Naomi, progress after her bone marrow transplant means strawberries and bike rides.

April 10, 2017 3
PATIENT STORY

‘I’m more appreciative of my life’

A new technology helped pinpoint Tim Lemon's prostate cancer last spring. After undergoing surgery, he's now cancer-free.

April 7, 2017 0
PATIENT STORY

‘I’m not a quitter’

Larry Whitten rolled into pulmonary rehab in a wheelchair. He walked out using the stairs.

April 3, 2017 3

Costly struggle for life-saving drug

The price of insulin has jumped 400 percent over the past decade, leaving some patients choosing between food and medicine.

April 2, 2017 2
PATIENT STORY

Prescient advice: Get your mammogram

‘You never know how people are going to touch your life,’ says Paula Bowen, who followed wise words from a former president's daughter.

March 31, 2017 3

‘A true inspiration’

Despite a string of bad breaks, a Michigan man turns to the gym and a healthy diet to shed nearly 120 pounds and some bad habits.

March 29, 2017 4
PATIENT STORY

Gabe’s story

Gabe Dehen, 2, has a terminal genetic condition—but his parents are clinging to hope for a miracle.

March 28, 2017 9
PATIENT STORY

‘It’s done wonders for me’

Mike Bowman had been a virtual shut-in—until weight-loss surgery gave him back his life.

March 27, 2017 11
PATIENT STORY

Improving care, one patient at a time

When a patient saw a burdensome step in his twice-a-week hospital visits, he teamed with an advocate to make a time-saving change.

March 26, 2017 0