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‘Our little fox’

Paxton Florek survived a brain tumor and now seems determined to defy what once looked like insurmountable odds.

‘A small but meaningful act’

With fewer blood donations made during the travel season, summer is an important time to donate.

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‘I just want you to save my boy’

After managing hemophilia since birth, MacKale McGuire faced a diagnosis of bone cancer at age 11.

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A boatload of fun

Santa makes a splash as he brings Christmas in July to little ones spending summer days in the children's hospital.

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‘Don’t limit yourself’

Plastic surgery to repair burn scars has given Blake Babic, 33, new hope for improved hand function.

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‘One true cardiac emergency’

After a 10-hour surgery to repair arterial and heart damage, a vintage tank enthusiast is back on track.

‘A race against time’

Diagnosed with a fast-growing tumor at 5 weeks old, Alexander Neal undergoes treatment with precision medicine—and it's delivering promising results.

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Ava, Ollie and Caramel Willy

With a cat and a new puppy awaiting her return home, a West Michigan girl ventures across the state for a precision cancer treatment.

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‘It was like a dream’

The Gashi family, of Michigan, traveled far in their quest for answers to their daughter’s mysterious illness. They found success right here at home.

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‘Incredibly important’

With the COVID-19 vaccine approved for ages 6 months and older, a Michigan mom is finally able to get her young children vaccinated.

‘It is a full-time job’

For Ricardo Vail, the successes of parenting have been bolstered by connecting with a Strong Beginnings project for dads.

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‘I wanted to live’

After surviving some of the worst injuries trauma doctors have ever seen, Kim DeWind intends to "live life a little fuller."