Patient Stories

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Patient Story

‘We’re here to celebrate with you’

Two families connected by organ donation meet to honor the gift of a young man's heart, now living on in another.

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Navigating hope

Marcia Poolman had a sore back. She never suspected lung cancer.

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Coming full circle, from patient to physician

Doctors diagnosed Abigail Wenzlick with cancer as a toddler. Some 28 years later, she finds herself working as a medical resident alongside the physician who saved her.

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A journey for her heart

A teenage girl from Honduras travels far from home for a highly specialized ablation procedure.

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The fun factor

A woman with Parkinson’s disease gets back on her feet through the perfect beat—music-based rehab that feels more like entertainment than therapy.

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‘The loss of that baby will always be with me’

A young family and a midwife bond through life and loss.

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‘Our first moment of joy’

As Sid Sybenga lay in critical condition following a cardiac arrest, an innovative lung treatment gave his family hope for his recovery.

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‘We are very grateful’

A first-time mom donates her baby’s umbilical cord blood in hopes of saving a stranger’s life.

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Getting unstuck

For a first-grader who stutters and has trouble using language to process the world around her, weekly speech therapy fosters breakthroughs.

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Protecting our smallest passengers

Specially designed car seats keep preemies and tiny infants safe.

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‘Full of beauty’

It took a team of specialists to deliver Willow safely. At 4 days, she underwent surgery. Through everything, her parents see God’s blessings.

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A new way to fight

Jeremy Rootes' immune cells are trained to recognize and destroy his lymphoma cells in CAR T-cell therapy, a groundbreaking cancer treatment.