Posts from Sue Thoms

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

‘Be a Betty Ford’

The first lady’s daughter encourages women to make breast cancer detection and prevention a priority.

September 13, 2017 0
PATIENT STORY

Going home, with love

Help from friends and strangers made Alfonso Guerra’s last wish come true: He returned to Nicaragua.

September 11, 2017 7
PATIENT STORY

‘Wonder’ kid gets a new jaw

A 16-year-old boy has a new look and better function following pioneering facial reconstruction surgery.

September 6, 2017 25
PATIENT STORY

‘Don’t wait to get help’

After seeking treatment for addiction during her pregnancy, a mom shares a message of hope and recovery.

September 4, 2017 4

Top 10 reasons to exercise 30 minutes today

Want to break out of your sedentary rut? Check out these tips from a preventive cardiologist.

September 3, 2017 3
PATIENT STORY

Picture that!

The ArtPrize Mobile Workshop brings fun and creative activities to the kids at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital.

August 30, 2017 0

Infant formula: Mixing it right is crucial

Pediatric experts raise the alarm: The wrong powder-to-water ratio can lead to serious deficiencies in babies.

August 27, 2017 0
PATIENT STORY

‘God wasn’t finished telling her story’

Two years after a terrible car crash, Kathryn Dotas returns to the pediatric intensive care unit to thank the team that saved her life.

August 25, 2017 7
PATIENT STORY

The smallest survivor

Born premature, tiny and with a serious heart defect, Elliot Dykstra overcame tough odds.

August 25, 2017 14
PATIENT STORY

Picnic joy: Kids being kids

Young patients and their families enjoy the annual summertime gathering for the pediatric hematology-oncology program.

August 5, 2017 0
PATIENT STORY

‘Scars are nothing’

A veteran of multiple joint-replacement surgeries, Chelsee Stark volunteers her insight and skills to help others.

July 26, 2017 3