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Congenital Heart Center at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital

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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.

Patient Story

‘Full of beauty’

It took a team of specialists to deliver Willow safely. At 4 days, she underwent surgery. Through everything, her parents see God’s blessings.

Patient Story

‘They called us blue babies’

For one Michigan woman, a doctor's retirement brings back memories of miracles.

‘A warm and generous woman’

Helen DeVos leaves a legacy of compassion and healing at the children’s hospital that bears her name.

Patient Story

The heart of a (3-time) survivor

A new solution for his faulty artificial valve has David Walker ready to hunt another season.

‘The very definition of a miracle’

Quick action by Peter Lombardo’s teachers saved the 17-year-old when he suffered a sudden cardiac arrest.

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‘Life is more precious’

Growing up with a congenital heart defect, Julie Palma has learned to treasure life and focus on the positive.

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‘A last resort’ keeps her heart pumping

Debra Peck’s parents were told she wouldn't live long. Now 60, she is the second person in the world to get an innovative new device.

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