Patient Story

Good beans

For an excellent one-pot chili, begin by tossing together Spectrum Health Culinary Medicine and the Children’s Healing Center. It’s all deliciousness from there on out.

Got a finicky eater? Give ’em variety

You might be able to double your little one's intake of veggies—just by giving them options.

Patient Story

‘Watching her grow’

Alison Mastin's blood attacked her unborn baby in utero. With quick intervention, little Violet survived—and thrived.

Patient Story

Uncommon resolve

Pompe disease had no treatment when doctors diagnosed Tasha Veinbergs. Treatment arrived and her future brightened.

Patient Story

Big smiles

As he prepares for college, a teen takes time out for an innovative surgery that gives him a new jaw.

Patient Story

‘An unbreakable spirit’

Born with a bone disorder that leaves her vulnerable to fractures, 9-year-old Addilyn won’t let life slow her down.

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‘The big step’

As a 3-year-old, Violet spent months fighting bladder and kidney infections. After a complex ureteral repair, she’s back to her “sweet, healthy” self.

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‘It is the hardest day’

Two boys, both born early, fill the Neubert family with joy.

Patient Story

Goodbye to Gus

After undergoing minimally invasive surgery to remove a football-sized spleen he nicknamed Gus, 11-year-old Benjamin Wayne is ready to conquer the world.

Ocean scourge: Flesh-eating bacteria

Learn how to avoid this ever-increasing threat.

Patient Story

School rocks—even at the hospital

A party for young patients and their siblings delivers photo ops, fun activities and backpacks filled with supplies.

Patient Story

‘My purpose in life’

A one-of-a-kind device transforms the life of a teen with an ailing heart.

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