‘So thankful to be alive’
For senior pictures, Bree Town, 18, returns to the children's hospital where she spent months of her childhood.
Medical teams from two hospitals work through the night to save the lives of a mother and her newborn child.
Susan’s husband, Ron, visited her through the window at the nursing center every day for a year until they finally reunited.
Candus Jones comes from 'a long line of cast-iron skillet women.' That toughness came in handy as she faced a rare and debilitating condition.
Alexa cuddles her newborn son. (Taylor Ballek | Spectrum Health Beat)Explore this story
Wearing glasses, he had 20/130 vision by January. By summer, it was 20/80. That means Grayson must be 20 feet from an object that a person with no visual impairment person could see at 80 feet. (Taylor Ballek | Spectrum Health Beat)Explore this story
Cody Allan Wright, 23, hugs his mom, Brenda, for the first time in months since COVID-19 restrictions. (Taylor Ballek | Spectrum Health Beat)Explore this story
"I am really happy with the formation of my face," Erin said. "And the airway obviously is way better. This is by far the best end result I have ever had out of a surgery." (Chris Clark | Spectrum Health Beat)Explore this story
With strums of her guitar, Erin Wegener brings peace and healing to patients like Renee Teeple. Renee needed months of cancer treatments and music therapy helped her relax. (Chris Clark | Spectrum Health Beat)Explore this story
A group of Spectrum Health medical experts have collaborated to bring a unique lung cancer treatment to West Michigan: photodynamic therapy. (Chris Clark | Spectrum Health Beat)Explore this story
Kayla Lammers, 6, scratches the chin of a life-like Allosaurus named Allie. Child Life team member Alyssa Cosier described the dinosaur visit as "pure happiness." (Chris Clark | Spectrum Health Beat)Explore this story
The special package, flown in express from Europe, is a ‘bag of life’ for Lilly who’s undergoing a bone marrow transplant thanks to a stranger’s heartfelt donation. In this special Health Beat series, Lilly takes us through her journey as a way of promoting the gift of life.