In the balance
Blindsided by a life-threatening diagnosis, a Central Michigan University student beats the odds and lives to receive a heart transplant.
Medical teams from two hospitals work through the night to save the lives of a mother and her newborn child.
Ollie Lott beats the odds against a life-threatening condition with help from a surgery performed while he was still in the womb.
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.
Christine and Matt Stevens wanted to give their baby girl a traditional name. When delivery day arrived, they looked at their beautiful bundle of joy and knew her name: Eleanor. (Chris Clark | Spectrum Health Beat)Explore this story
In 2016, breast cancer survivor Linda McCaleb joined the yoga class for patients at Spectrum Health Cancer Center at Lemmen-Holton Cancer Pavilion. (Chris Clark | Spectrum Health Beat)Explore this story
"We've never been shy about talking about her medical stuff with her," Hope's mom, Kara, said. "It is part of her life. She's always going to have to talk about it." (Chris Clark | Spectrum Health Beat)Explore this story
David Spaulding meets his great-great-grandson Grayson David Fandrich. As Grayson entered the world, David was fighting to survive a near-fatal heart attack. (Chris Clark | Spectrum Health Beat)Explore this story
Komonte Hassel, 17, a senior at University Prep Academy, felt devastated when he realized he would miss his high school graduation because of a rare disease that confined him to his hospital bed. (Taylor Ballek | Spectrum Health Beat)Explore this story
Tricia Johnson thought her stomach pain was probably caused by stress, or exercise, or maybe her gall bladder. "Pancreatic cancer" were the words that spilled from her telephone. (Chris Clark | Spectrum Health Beat)Explore this story
Chelsea Boet, a doctor and mom of two, is battling colon cancer with a powerful social network, humor and plenty of snuggles. (Taylor Ballek | 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.