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‘Watching her grow’

Alison Mastin's blood attacked her unborn baby in utero. With quick intervention, little Violet survived—and thrived.

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‘You’re going to be fine’

Lindsey Pietrzyk grew up with a mysterious heart condition. Now she's part of a growing family with faith in the future.

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Chasing the next adventure

After a motorcycle accident and two hip surgeries, Antonio Kilgo gets back on the open road—but sees life with new eyes.

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Uncommon resolve

Pompe disease had no treatment when doctors diagnosed Tasha Veinbergs. Treatment arrived and her future brightened.

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Big smiles

As he prepares for college, a teen takes time out for an innovative surgery that gives him a new jaw.

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‘Happy hermit’ bounces back

Gray Rushin had pedaled 3,000 miles in 30 days when a stroke felled him north of Ludington, Michigan. Now his No. 1 aim is finishing his cross-country quest.

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‘I have my life back’

Kathy Hoseth battled inexplicable chest pains much of her life—until she finally found the cardiothoracic surgeon who could remedy her condition.

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‘Almost like being in heaven’

At 96, Helen Sharp fulfills her lifelong wish of riding a motorcycle.

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‘I’m so grateful’

It felt like the flu, but turned into something much more serious. A new mother gets fast care—for her and for her baby.

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‘Time to get this taken care of’

A prolapsed organ led a 68-year-old retiree to choose surgery. The outcome: She'll be back on the ski slopes this winter.

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‘An unbreakable spirit’

Born with a bone disorder that leaves her vulnerable to fractures, 9-year-old Addilyn won’t let life slow her down.

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‘A 5 percent chance of living’

After battling back from a devastating brain injury suffered in a car crash, this young man walks side-by-side with his mom as he stakes claim to a new life.