Patient Stories

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‘Do not ignore the warnings’

Migrant farmworker Quirino Mejia has spent much of his summer in the hospital for COVID-19 treatment. He shares a cautionary message.

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From patient to nurse technician

Christopher Love forged an indomitable spirit in his teenage fight against a rare type of cancer. The experience changed his life—and it's now shaping his career.

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‘I needed someone on my team’

When Jacqueline Weeber felt menopause overtaking her life, she tried to tackle it alone. Success came only when she sought help.

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‘You are daddy’s favorite thing’

Little Madison Mick provides a shining example to her father on how to persevere.

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Sexual health, at every age

Thanks to candid questions, Brenda Marihugh learned that intimacy could be possible again.

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‘The most terrifying thing we have ever done’

After an extremely complicated pregnancy, Mallory Hoeve delivered a healthy baby girl.  “We know how blessed we are,” she says.

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‘I wish I’d done this years ago’

James Root overcame his longstanding aversion to weight-loss surgery and regains the active life he'd missed out on for nearly two decades.

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‘Her spirit is just unbreakable’

Acacia shared her high school graduation ceremony with two special guests—a doctor and dietitian who helped her through kidney disease and a transplant.

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‘We’ve got a set of lungs for you’

Rick Andreen celebrates a Christmas dream come true—the freedom to breathe.

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Horses make house calls

A special camp delivers happiness on horseback for children who suffer from cancer and blood disorders.

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‘My whole artery went poof’

Dawn Dipzinski counts her blessings after surviving a life-threatening, heart-stopping emergency.

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‘It was opened for my little guy’

Five years after becoming one of the first patients in a new small baby unit, a Michigan kiddo is thriving.