‘A warm and generous woman’

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

October 19, 2017 0
PATIENT STORY

Reaching for recovery

After complex heart problems and several surgeries, little Graylyn Karaus is stretching, reaching and working toward walking.

September 18, 2017 3
PATIENT STORY

‘God wasn’t finished telling her story’

Two years after a terrible car crash, Kathryn Dotas returns to the pediatric intensive care unit to thank the team that saved her life.

August 25, 2017 7
PATIENT STORY

The smallest survivor

Born premature, tiny and with a serious heart defect, Elliot Dykstra overcame tough odds.

August 25, 2017 14
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‘His whole story has been a miracle’

Adopted from China with heart defects, Isaiah Lunsford receives a life-changing surgical fix.

July 14, 2017 3
PATIENT STORY

‘I have to make my days count’

LeAnn Ouwinga thought her heart troubles were over after childhood surgery. Decades later came serious complications.

February 6, 2017 16
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The harmony of Baby Levi’s heart

Even though a heart may beat only briefly, it's a sound that echoes into eternity for those it touched.

September 7, 2016 3
PATIENT STORY

‘Mighty boy’ defies the odds

Atlanta doctors told Elijah's family he had days to live. They refused to accept this and found hope 800 miles away.

August 8, 2016 24
PATIENT STORY

‘Life is more precious’

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

July 22, 2016 4