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Taylor Ballek

Taylor Ballek is a multimedia visual storyteller for the Health Beat team. Born in Winfield, Illinois, she went on to receive a bachelor’s degree in photojournalism from Central Michigan University in 2015. Her love for storytelling continues to grow with every person she has the privilege to meet through her journey of photojournalism. In her spare time she enjoys hammocking near Lake Michigan, rollerblading, collecting antique clocks, trying new restaurants and traveling to new cities.

Taylor Ballek

Posts from Taylor Ballek

Patient Story

‘We are so excited’

A boatload of toys motored up to Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children's Hospital to brighten patients' days.

Patient Story

A ‘toytacular’ afternoon

The Bottomless Toy Chest makes a special delivery to children in the hospital.

Patient Story

Doctors by day, rockstars by night

Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children's Hospital hosts its first staff talent show.

Patient Story

Batman returns

Children's hospital patients' days brightened with a Caped Crusader visit.

Patient Story

Hoop dreams come true for patients

Kids score big with a visit from Harlem Globetrotters' Briana "Hoops" Green.

Patient Story

‘A big holiday kiss to all of you’

Helen DeVos makes a special visit to the annual Christmas party at the children's hospital.

Patient Story

‘I won’t let it drag me down’

A cystic fibrosis patient's wish to meet his favorite band, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, to come true.

Patient Story

There’s magic in those sleigh bells

Santa visits children's hospital patients to share the cheer of Christmas.

Patient Story

‘And a child shall lead them’

A cancer survivor helps organize an epic toy drive for the children's hospital.

Patient Story

The gift of giving

Children's hospital patients choose donated Christmas presents for their loved ones.

Patient Story

Voldemort’s Very Scary Merry Christmas

Past and present patients roared with laughter during the 24th annual Christmas production.

Patient Story

‘The Nutcracker’ cast brings holiday cheer to kids

The Grand Rapids Ballet Company performs for patients and staff.

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