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Child Life

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Ribbons send messages of hope

Young patients bring awareness to childhood cancer with personalized ribbons.

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Clowning around at the children’s hospital

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus performers entertain our littlest patients with banter and tricks.

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Dogs and ice cream? Yes, please

Four-legged volunteers coax smiles, and a chill treat, at the children's hospital.

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Patient’s idol, Darth Vader, makes special visit

"May the force forever be with you, Princess," Vader said.

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Whitecaps players win with kids

Athletes might not win at board games, but they sure did win at coaxing smiles and giggles from kids in the hospital.

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Mouse ears sprout

Children's hospital staff and patients join Disney’s Share Your Ears campaign to raise funds for Make-A-Wish.

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Slam dunk smiles

High fives and selfies. Branden Dawson is in the house.

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Superheroes make a super visit

Helen DeVos Children's Hospital celebrates Christmas in July with a surprise visit from Spiderman and Batman.

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Small horse, big smiles

Young patients and their families meet Charlie, a miniature therapy horse, during a summer fun event at Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children's Hospital.

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MSU coaches play doctors for the day

Michigan State University head coaches and athletic administrators visit Spectrum Health patients to see what it’s like to be a doctor, nurse or child life specialist.

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See who met the Dutch royals

'It was a beautiful thing for them to come through here and have a heart for the things these kids go through.'