Patient Stories

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Patient Story

‘So thankful to be alive’

For senior pictures, Bree Town, 18, returns to the children's hospital where she spent months of her childhood.

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An end to years of pain

With a new electronic spinal implant, John Watson is finally returning to the active life he knew.

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Amazing Amelia

Born with a rare syndrome, a 5-year-old Michigan girl is thriving as she undergoes a series of reconstructive surgeries.

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‘It can provide hope’

Kids, families and caregivers celebrate the gift of organ donation as they meet the new Gift of Life Michigan mascot.

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Therapy on the slopes

When Kyle Kelly injured his knee, he made no plans to slow down. With help from his physical therapist, he set out for a world record.

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‘The best decision’

After brain surgery, a Michigan teen is finally winning in his lifelong battle against seizures.

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‘So much more energy’

Short medical fasts are giving a Michigan mom improved health and vitality.

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‘She’s overcome so much’

After pregnancy loss, ovarian cancer and the birth of her “miracle babies,” Heather David hopes for normalcy.

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Building Momentum

A 12-week program is guiding patients to better health through customized fitness.

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‘Honored to be his mom’

Forget all the tests and treatments. Jase Amesbury embraces life with joy—swimming, bike riding and playing with his sister.

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‘We love these kids’

With skill and grace, the Child and Family Life team brings education and entertainment to young patients.

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‘More than a frequent flyer’

In his battle against kidney disease, 11-year-old Isaac has become a familiar, smiling face at dialysis treatments.