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Ollie Lott beats the odds against a life-threatening condition with help from a surgery performed while he was still in the womb.
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These past 12 months of the COVID-19 pandemic have laid bare a beating heart of dedication and compassion in West Michigan. (Spectrum Health Beat photos)Explore this story
Peeples was among the first in the Grand Rapids area to receive a COVID-19 vaccination as Spectrum Health opened its vaccination clinics to the public - by appointment only - on Monday morning. (Chris Clark | 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
Alexa cuddles her newborn son. (Taylor Ballek | 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
Ryan Mooliyil's first Christmas will be a special memory for his parents because of a visit from Santa in the Gerber Foundation Neonatal Center at Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children's Hospital. (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.