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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.

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‘It’s good for everybody’s heart’

Charlie, a miniature therapy horse, visited his favorite neigh-bors in Helen DeVos Children's Hospital.

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A new twist on the house call

An on-demand nursing service sends help to West Michigan patients when they need it most.

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A leg up for caregivers

Before taking her mom home after hip surgery, Emily Adamczyk got a confidence boost from a joint replacement class for caregivers.

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A closer look at a complex heart

Pediatric cardiologists use 3D viewing technology to plan how to re-route and replace a teenager’s blood vessel.

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Abracadabra!

The International Brotherhood of Magicians coax smiles during a visit to the children’s hospital.

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‘It creeps up on you’

After gaining significant weight in his late 20s and early 30s, a Michigan man sheds 90 pounds through a new health program.

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‘A good moment’

A father in hospice care spends an evening at a Whitecaps game with his sons: "Just being with the kids is the main thing."

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‘One small girl with a huge heart’

Inspired by her grandma, 12-year-old Delaney Viewig shaved her head to support cancer research.

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‘I refuse to quit’

Partially paralyzed by a spinal stroke, Kevin Hanlon is determined to run a 5K.

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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.

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‘She has this awesome spirit about her’

Meredith Veenstra, 6, survives rare eye cancer with the grace and beauty of a princess.