Patient Story

Haylie’s mystery, solved

The Schneider family faced profound questions about their daughter’s developmental differences. Advances in genetic testing finally revealed answers.

‘Jumping rope makes exercise fun’

Jump Jam encourages healthy, active lifestyles for area students.

Reasons why you should throw flip and flop out

Avoid flimsy footwear to keep calluses and injuries at bay this summer.

Patient Story

‘This changed us all’

A diagnosis of cancer—every parent’s nightmare. For the Hoffman family, it was a mountain to climb, but one they tackled with the help of everyday heroes.

‘Anything you can do makes it a little better’

Two volunteers, 1,000 hours, lots of smiles. Add it up and you get nothing short of total joy.

Beware the ball pit

Scientists took a few samples from these colorful play areas and tested them in a lab. The conclusion: Well, read on.

Patient Story

Focus on these 5 healthy habits

Start wherever you are and build from there to make small steps toward a better future.

Patient Story

‘The best hope you can have’

JJ Smith’s parents moved to a new home and found new doctors—all to save their son.

Patient Story

May the force be with you, kiddos

Project Night Lights, Star Wars edition, features hundreds of waving lightsabers inside and outside Helen DeVos Children's Hospital.

Patient Story

Merritt’s mystery

Merritt Smith experienced seizures and missed developmental milestones. Genetic testing revealed the cause—a missing chunk of a chromosome.

Patient Story

Aurora’s whirlwind start

A little fighter beats all the odds to overcome congenital heart disease shortly after her birth.

The ever-growing scourge

TV, iPads and other modern technology continue to devour childhood hours—and it's only getting worse.

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