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
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‘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
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‘I truly had God watching over me’

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

February 27, 2017 19
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‘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 2
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A surprise recovery

A new aortic valve and an implanted heart pump kept Bob Verburg alive, giving his heart a chance to heal.

February 24, 2017 5
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‘A strong little trouper’

Maverick Smith came into the world weighing only 1 pound, 7 ounces. Now his mom delights in his chubby cheeks and double chin.

February 22, 2017 0
PATIENT STORY

‘I’m getting my life back’

After a battle with Guillain-Barré syndrome, Heidi Roine is learning to move again. And live again.

February 20, 2017 28
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Life with Levi

Born with a severe heart defect, this lovable preschooler is now working to build muscles through therapy—and plenty of laughter.

February 17, 2017 3
PATIENT STORY

Quick trip from video visit to OR

Peter Cramer wanted to put off medical assistance for severe pain―until a friend referred him to MedNow. A few hours later, he was in surgery.

February 15, 2017 2
PATIENT STORY

‘Very thankful to be alive’

When Nancy Perry’s artificial heart valve failed, she got a new one―without open-heart surgery.

February 13, 2017 4