PATIENT STORY

Back to the beat

Jason Wise almost died in 2016. A year later, he's back to his love of music—and spinning tunes for the people who helped him get there.

July 11, 2017 4
PATIENT STORY

‘I took my life back’

Avid fisherman Jim Ehnen despaired over his Parkinson’s diagnosis―until he found hope.

May 22, 2017 8
PATIENT STORY

‘I felt like I was dying all the time’

After battling back from a heart condition and leukemia, Liz Klinkoski, 31, is now recovering from a stroke.

May 15, 2017 6
PATIENT STORY

Less pain, more gain

Spectrum Health athletic trainers help large companies cut down on work-related injuries, boosting productivity and profits.

March 17, 2017 3
PATIENT STORY

‘I’m getting my life back’

After a battle with Guillain-Barré syndrome, Heidi Roine is learning to move again. And live again.

February 20, 2017 28
PATIENT STORY

Life with Levi

Born with a severe heart defect, this lovable preschooler is now working to build muscles through therapy—and plenty of laughter.

February 17, 2017 3
PATIENT STORY

Day in the life of Fix

Police dog Fix and the 'guy at the other end of the leash' bring comfort and smiles to patients, staff and visitors.

January 30, 2017 6
PATIENT STORY

Walking (and trying to run) again after amputation

Days after losing his foot and lower leg, an early post-operative prosthetics program gave Mark McGregor an accelerated path forward.

October 17, 2016 0
PATIENT STORY

Against all odds

A paralyzing stroke could have forced Dave Jones to live out his days in a nursing home. He's now preparing to walk a 5K.

September 5, 2016 3
PATIENT STORY

‘My heart is just full’

After a stroke paralyzes the left side of her body, landscaper Janette Tazzia cultivates patience and regains independence.

August 12, 2016 1

Make key decisions with this driving simulator

This high-tech device will help patients with dementia and brain injury remain safe on the road—or off it.

July 30, 2016 2
PATIENT STORY

‘I didn’t think I’d make it’

Creativity and technology helped motorcycle crash survivor Derrick Curtis along his road to recovery.

July 27, 2016 5