Posts from Sue Thoms

PATIENT STORY

‘I was brave’

Diagnosed with epilepsy two years ago, 6-year-old Maci Nichols now enjoys life free of seizures and medication.

December 8, 2017 0
PATIENT STORY

Stepping out with a new hip

Mary Howell had no idea how quickly she'd rebound from her joint replacement surgery.

December 6, 2017 0
PATIENT STORY

Hidden tremors

They can walk but can't stand still: Some folks live for years with a medical mystery before they get a diagnosis.

November 15, 2017 0

Hepatitis A: Are you at risk?

An outbreak in Southeast Michigan raises questions about the viral liver disease and the vaccine to prevent it.

November 9, 2017 0
PATIENT STORY

A super Halloween for super kids

Princesses, fairies, superheroes and assorted friendly creatures mingled with young patients at the annual children's hospital party.

October 31, 2017 0
PATIENT STORY

‘The best day in a long time’

With help from family and hospice caregivers, Gloria Koch makes her annual trip to an apple orchard.

October 27, 2017 19

‘A warm and generous woman’

Helen DeVos leaves a legacy of compassion and healing at the children’s hospital that bears her name.

October 19, 2017 0
PATIENT STORY

‘Feeling blessed that I’m here’

As a patient recovers from a life-threatening brain infection, a doctor reminds residents, 'West Nile virus is in our backyard.'

October 11, 2017 1
PATIENT STORY

Doctors schooled in nutrition

Medical residents cook up lessons―and sample the results―in a new Culinary Medicine program.

October 3, 2017 4
PATIENT STORY

An unexpected blessing

An artist balances the challenges of chemotherapy with the excitement of her first entry in ArtPrize.

September 20, 2017 9
PATIENT STORY

De vuelta a casa con amor

El apoyo de amigos y extraños hace realidad su último deseo: Volver a Nicaragua.

September 19, 2017 0
PATIENT STORY

‘You’re one in 1,000’

After suffering severe injuries in a car-deer accident, Linda Ball stages a recovery that impresses her family and medical team.

September 15, 2017 3