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‘The most perfect little guy’

Sweet and smiley Camden Cardona has a rare genetic disease―tuberous sclerosis―and a team of experts to help him.

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‘He’s our little Superman’

Enduring six surgeries amid the most serious form of spina bifida, 16-month-old Jeremiah Nelson continues to defy the odds.

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‘The new Jonathan’

At age 22, he became a medical pioneer when he received a jawbone implant. He now has a new chin, too.

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‘I get to eat what I want when I want’

Hospital food gets a tasty makeover as on-demand room service begins for the youngest patients.

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‘This is going to change her life forever’

A surgeon repairs 6-year-old Melissa Seide's leg, injured in the 2010 earthquake in Haiti when she was a baby.

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‘An amazing, selfless act’

A teen’s need for a kidney transplant inspires a flood of volunteer donors.

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‘A small, big miracle’

Hurtling down the road to amputation, a funeral director undergoes a last-ditch endovascular intervention to save his leg.

It’s all about the children … and a world record

Thousands of backpacks are being distributed to students throughout Michigan.

Too few heart patients get cardiac rehab

Study: Some patients may not understand the significance of this step on the road to recovery.

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Breast cancer survivor: Be your best advocate

Community members gather for the fifth annual Candid Conversations event, where Emmy Rickert urges, "Love life ... choose joy."

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‘Lucky girl’

Twelve-year-old Skylar Darga battles cystic fibrosis and embraces life with gusto.

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‘You saved my life, man’

A Michigan State Police trooper in need of a new liver gets a living donor transplant—from a friend on the force.