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Patient Story

‘Such a joy’

A colorful string of bravery beads shows a baby girl’s remarkable journey.

Patient Story

Always a friend in sight

Born with a congenital cataract in one eye, Sam Pepper has come to see treatments as a fun childhood adventure with a cherished friend—his doctor.

Patient Story

Rufus, the teaching teddy bear

A cuddly companion guides young patients in helpful lessons about diabetes.

Patient Story

‘The tumor is just melting away’

A 10-year-old girl's fight against a rare cancer brings her to West Michigan for precision treatment.

Patient Story

Kids conquer the diamond

Minor League baseball team puts patients from children's hospital in charge for one special night.

Patient Story

No place like home

A rare sarcoma brought Gary Zacharias into the doctor’s office—and he found not just healing, but a special connection.

Patient Story

‘Forever changed’

Battling fatigue and heart trouble, Tim DeGeest learned he had a rare genetic mutation—and he'd need a heart transplant to survive.

Patient Story

‘In good hands’

A fast-acting surgery on a ruptured hemangioma pulled Victoria Beauregard back from the brink.

Patient Story

A heart for art

Amid a battle with cancer, Diane Meyer returned to her artistic roots. "Once you get into the art, everything else goes away," she says.

Patient Story

‘It was a wonderful year for us’

A breakthrough discovery and new chemotherapy medication give new hope to the family of an incredible 3-year-old.

‘I never knew I liked cauliflower’

A creative cooking class whips up family-friendly, healthy meal ideas for kids and parents.

Patient Story

‘Life is valuable’

A teen with cancer opts for a new treatment—ovarian tissue cryopreservation—in hopes it will help her have a child someday.