A HealthBeat Special Series

Inspire

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

Patient Story

‘Divining moments’

Cindy Burt is battling aggressive brain cancer. With a keyboard at her side and a song in her heart, she's beating the odds.

Patient Story

‘I love me’

Bariatric surgery set Tonya Woods on the right path. A personal trainer, a high-tech gym and an indomitable attitude helped her stick to that path.

Patient Story

‘She’s perfect’

Born with a rare disorder that causes visual impairment, Luna is a 2-year-old girl who is full of surprises.

Patient Story

A concert of hope and healing

The Grand Rapids Symphony and Spectrum Health music therapists perform in a special event for nursing and rehabilitation residents, family and friends.

Patient Story

‘Your whole life flashes before you…’

Megan Keller battled breast cancer with a child in her womb. These days, both are happy and healthy.

Patient Story

‘She has a mission’

Adjusting to life without her right leg, Nicole Campbell shows tenacity and humor. Her goal: to return to the teaching job she loves.

Patient Story

‘We had to help you’

When a retiree collapsed at the gym, two bystanders jumped in to help save him.

Patient Story

‘Living life to the fullest’

Less-invasive lymph node surgery has meant faster recovery for stage 3 melanoma patient Sally Coburn, who lives for the people she’s passionate about.

Patient Story

Easton Hirdes: Boy wonder

His story could be a Hollywood double for the movie, "Wonder." Like the main character in that film, he has overcome the odds and found his place in public school.

‘Did I hear something pop?’

Using reconstructive knee surgery, a Michigan man overcomes a gruesome injury to run the Boston Marathon.

Patient Story

Miracle Markle is ‘our hero’

Born at 22 weeks and four days gestation, little Noah is the youngest born survivor to graduate from the NICU.

Patient Story

Life after cancer: Puppy love

Cantaloupe-size masses on her ovary shattered her world, but now this survivor has faith in the future.