Patient Stories

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‘A hometown hero’

Amway creates hand sanitizer for Spectrum Health—and donates it to help patients and health care workers.

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Pomp, despite the circumstance

Lexanne Sherrell lost her twin sister in utero. Soon thereafter, the 1-pound-5-ounce preemie forged her own path to graduate from the NICU.

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‘An amazing save’

The way Paul Niles sees it, his decision to go truck shopping set off a miraculous chain of events that saved his life.

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‘She’s tenacious’

Kaitlyn Seykora baffled medical professionals all her life. Just last month, a geneticist provided a diagnosis—one so rare, not much is known about it.

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‘I had tears in my eyes’

A knee injury on his daughter’s wedding day couldn’t stop Gary Bustance from walking her down the aisle.

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‘The greatest feeling ever’

Little Tinley never stops smiling—from adoption as a baby through months of leukemia treatments and, now, a happily ever after.

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‘A beacon of hope’

Katriona VanDoorne has battled cystic fibrosis since birth. New medicine and genetic discoveries finally allow her to breathe easy and look toward better tomorrows.

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Knees worthy of a dance

Lou Ann Weber did the work to earn her new joints, and she's now preparing to boogie at her grandson's wedding.

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A stroke at 14—and a remarkable recovery

Zosia Wasylewski was “as healthy as they get” until a blood clot suddenly blocked an artery in her brain.

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‘This is a gift’

Thanks to a mechanical heart pump, Sherri Kanten is living life to the fullest.

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‘I realized I had to take care of myself’

Nancy Wolters learned the hard way that preventive care is crucial after she put her own health on the back burner to take care of her family.

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Las semillas del cambio

Un grupo de mujeres participa en la promoción a la salud como instructoras certificadas de popular programa de ejercicios.