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‘Hang in there, Nate’

After a bull stomped on Nate Davis, 17, during a rodeo, a rapid-fire response from emergency crews would prove to make all the difference.

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‘I can do anything … It’s just amazing’

Former baseball hopeful Terry Fewless gets his life back thanks to newer technology for clearing clogged arteries.

Growing in all the right ways

'I really like that Spectrum Health embraces the community and opens their arms to business.'

A legacy of care

The Battles treat everyone who walks through the hospital doors as part of their family.

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Bringing out the inner beauty

Amid the exhausting battles, cancer patients enjoy a welcome pause to find transformation and courage in henna tattoo crowns.

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‘I managed to dodge a big, big bullet’

In defeating Guillain-Barré syndrome, a drywall finisher reclaims his good health—and recovers a long-absent sense of smell.

‘We are honored and inspired’

Communities light up the night and warm hearts of health care workers.

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From Wales: A rainbow warrior princess

Mia Chambers, 6, travels far from home for medical care, all in hopes of keeping her cancer in remission.

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Going home, with love

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

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‘You’re never going to walk again’

A motorcycle crash left Tom Weaver paralyzed from the waist down. That hasn't stopped him from moving on in life—and fighting for greater wheelchair accessibility.

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Next best thing to being there

Telestroke technology puts remote patients like Larry Veldink face-to-face with neurologists at the stroke center.

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The vestiges of war

Vietnam veteran Patrick Wilson, a former smoker, underwent surgery for lung cancer—only to learn he had an enlarged aorta, too.