‘My life is different’
Small goals and self-compassion deliver big results.
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.
From left, Paisley, Evelyn and Hazel Gray, 3-week-old triplets, are an adorable strawberry patch snuggled together in the NICU at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital. (Chris Clark | Spectrum Health Beat)Explore this story
Bryar Johnston, 2, has fought acute myeloid leukemia, a rare form of bone marrow cancer, since he was 6 months old. (Taylor Ballek | 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.