A HealthBeat Special Series

Inspire

Spectrum Health makes it easy and fulfilling for people to achieve their best health.

Patient Story

‘My life is different’

Small goals and self-compassion deliver big results.

Patient Story

‘Tears of joy’

Holsey James battled his way back from cancer and cardiac arrest to earn a spot on the lung transplant waiting list and a renewed life.

COVID-19 donations: ‘It gives me goosebumps’

Donations of masks, gowns, food and flowers pour in to help the health care workers on the front line.

Patient Story

‘An amazing save’

The way Paul Niles sees it, his decision to go truck shopping set off a miraculous chain of events that saved his life.

Patient Story

‘The greatest feeling ever’

Little Tinley never stops smiling—from adoption as a baby through months of leukemia treatments and, now, a happily ever after.

Patient Story

Stronger than ever

At age 5, a heart warrior bravely undergoes surgery for a rare congenital condition.

Patient Story

‘On death’s doorstep’

Vietnam veteran Charlie Bell thanks God and his medical team for a lung transplant that gave him a new lease on life.

Patient Story

Holding her heart in her hands

After transplant surgery, a woman plans to have her diseased organ plastinated so it can serve as a teaching specimen to help others.

Patient Story

‘I feel alive’

Little Naomi Gomez battled leukemia. Then a stroke. Now she's back to living life.

Patient Story

Life with Luke

Doctors said baby Luke Worley was 12 hours from death. Today, he's a thriving, striving 6-year-old enjoying life.

Patient Story

‘I don’t want to go back’

Jalyn Phelps struggled with weight issues for years. Bariatric surgery helped her build an active, new lifestyle.

Patient Story

Brave like a bear

Bryar, a 2-year-old from northern Michigan, fights back after a bone marrow transplant to treat acute myeloid leukemia.

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