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Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Congenital Heart Center

Patient Story

A journey for her heart

A teenage girl from Honduras travels far from home for a highly specialized ablation procedure.

Patient Story

‘A real pioneer’

Asked if he wanted to undergo a groundbreaking surgery to rebuild his heart, 11-year-old Trent Ahlefeld said, ‘I’ll take a risk to make myself feel better.”

Patient Story

‘They called us blue babies’

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

Patient Story

A closer look at a complex heart

Pediatric cardiologists use 3D viewing technology to plan how to re-route and replace a teenager’s blood vessel.

Patient Story

‘They’ve expanded what we thought was possible’

Christopher Cranson's scar reminds him of his congenital heart defect, but he's not conceding to limitations.

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.

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