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Dr. Reda Girgis

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Hardware for the heart

An investigational device helped a Michigan grandmother regain her health.

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‘An amazing gift’

A Michigan dad of six becomes the first Spectrum Health patient to receive a lung transplant following a lung cancer diagnosis.

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‘We are supposed to grow old together’

With great determination—and with the gift of new lungs—John McKay begins a new life with his wife and family.

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‘We’ve got a set of lungs for you’

Rick Andreen celebrates a Christmas dream come true—the freedom to breathe.

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‘Our only salvation’

A lung transplant saved his life. Now, he is determined to make the most of his second chance.

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The heart of a (3-time) survivor

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

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‘I think it’s a God thing’

When he couldn't afford treatment, a clinical trial prolonged Jim Blum's life so he could later be matched to a lung transplant.

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Defying a dire diagnosis

Doctors in New York told Marcia Fraser her lung disease would kill her within months. Years later, she's running 5 miles a day.

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‘I think I’m Wonder Woman now’

Mary Bostwick delights in her new life after becoming a heart-lung transplant recipient.

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Fighting for each breath

Daring to hope for a lung transplant, Judy Weimer keeps up her strength with help from doctors and a home health care team.

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Jeff gets a second chance with a new heart and lungs

His spirit and stamina lead to an amazing recovery.