A HealthBeat Special Series

From the heart

Nearly 1 in 100 babies each year is born with a congenital heart defect. Currently up to 1.3 million adults are living with congenital heart disease. In this heart-warming series, we share the stories of Congenital Heart Center patients who refuse to be defeated.

Health Beat Special Series
Patient Story

Heart surgery at just 6 days old

Norah Mae Boss now has beautiful pink fingers and toes. Find out what this has meant for her and her parents.

Patient Story

Anthony Vitale, heart reconstruction

A heart unlike any other.

A world-wide medical first

West Michigan woman receives newly developed heart device.

Patient Story

Sandra Guiter, congenital heart disease patient

She needed care that understood her past.

Patient Story

Meet the Crudens: Writing their own story

Three of the five members of the Cruden family have heart defects, but they choose to not let it define their lives.