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Fearless prospectors

Ten teens headed into the California wilderness to find courage in the face of hemophilia. A Michigan nurse with the same disorder helped show them the way.

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‘No day is a given’

A 34-year-old doctor and mom of two is battling colon cancer with a powerful social network, humor and plenty of snuggles.

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‘The best hope you can have’

JJ Smith’s parents moved to a new home and found new doctors—all to save their son.

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Going green: Irish Jig 2019

The event supporting colorectal cancer awareness drew nearly 3,500 runners.

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‘I collapsed like Jell-O’

Paralyzed by Guillain-Barré syndrome, Rich Toole found his way back to mobility through intense physical therapy and unyielding positivity.

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May the force be with you, kiddos

Project Night Lights, Star Wars edition, features hundreds of waving lightsabers inside and outside Helen DeVos Children's Hospital.

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‘One last chance’

A rare, eleventh-hour cardiac ablation procedure saves a retired firefighter’s life.

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Merritt’s mystery

Merritt Smith experienced seizures and missed developmental milestones. Genetic testing revealed the cause—a missing chunk of a chromosome.

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Eager to breathe

An Ionia man becomes the first in Michigan to undergo an innovative new treatment for severe emphysema.

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‘You’re never going to walk again’

A motorcycle crash left Tom Weaver paralyzed from the waist down. That hasn't stopped him from moving on in life—and fighting for greater wheelchair accessibility.

De vuelta en la carrera

Ted Droski sufrió la pérdida de una pierna en un repentino accidente automovilístico. Desde entonces se ha convertido en ejemplo del espíritu humano que emerge más fuerte que nunca ante la adversidad.

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Aurora’s whirlwind start

A little fighter beats all the odds to overcome congenital heart disease shortly after her birth.