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A holly jolly NICU visit

The tiniest babies in the hospital get treasured holiday photos with Santa.

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‘You need to stay happy’

For Hope Gonyon, a 9-year-old who has spina bifida, surgery gives a boost in independence.

‘His true legacy’

As Dr. Bob Connors steps down as president of Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children's Hospital, he looks back on a career dedicated to caring for children—as a pediatric surgeon, an administrator and a tireless advocate.

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‘My December miracle’

A 21-year-old college student battles back from a stroke and returns to the hospital a year later to thank the team who saved her life.

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A merry little holiday party

Kids take a break from hospital rooms and medical appointments to play, meet Santa and choose gifts.

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‘I’m going to live’

Screening found early-stage cancer in Marty LaBrecque’s lung. After minimally invasive surgery, the former smoker is free of cancer and ready to live.

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‘A better version of himself’

For a preschooler with autism, play-based speech therapy challenges him to use language in a natural context.

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‘And so I kept living’

Sara Riemersma overdosed on pain medication. Spectrum Health saved her life. As a paramedic, she's now paying it forward, saving other lives.

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A new resolution: ‘Running again’

When swelling and pain sidelined his marathon runs, Wallace Isaac Gaunichaux turned to specialists to uncover and treat a potentially dangerous vein syndrome.

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‘We’re not made of glass’

Swimming in the World Transplant Games lets Fred Nelis test his limits.

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Double the love

Best friends have babies the same morning in the same hospital.

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‘This will be life-changing for her’

Susan prayed every night for two years someone would come to her orphanage in Myanmar and offer the surgery she needed to speak clearly.