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‘Nothing short of a miracle’

Medical teams from two hospitals work through the night to save the lives of a mother and her newborn child.

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A Halloween smash

The magic and mystery of Halloween filled the halls of Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital.

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Life after death

Joey Hirl passed through death's door, then turned around. His doctor and family consider it nothing short of a miracle.

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Improving care, one patient at a time

When a patient saw a burdensome step in his twice-a-week hospital visits, he teamed with an advocate to make a time-saving change.

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Ready for her close-up

When medical needs separated a newborn preemie from her mother, video technology bridged the 60-mile gap.

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Small babies, big blessings

Every day mattered to improve the odds for two tiny twin newborns—and they're now thriving.

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‘Huge progress’

For their first three years, twins Ian and Isaac got all their nutrition from feeding tubes. Then they learned to eat.

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‘I sure slept well that night’

Big Rapids resident puts to rest fear of telemedicine technology.

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Tiny baby, big reunion

Eight years later, hospital nurse reunites with girl who was born at a fragile 4 pounds, 3 ounces.

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‘Why did I wait?’

After knee replacement surgery, a 59-year-old Michigan woman is finally back to an active life—and free of pain.

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‘She’s a warrior’

Young bride and mother, Cassie England, resolves to beat cancer.

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One goal at a time

Battling advanced cervical cancer, a Canadian Lakes resident focuses on her bucket list—including a 5K walk to support her regional cancer center.