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Spectrum Health Blodgett Hospital

Patient Story

‘I collapsed like Jell-O’

Paralyzed by Guillain-Barré syndrome, Rich Toole found his way back to mobility through intense physical therapy and unyielding positivity.

Patient Story

‘I refuse to quit’

Partially paralyzed by a spinal stroke, Kevin Hanlon is determined to run a 5K.

Patient Story

‘You’ve gotta keep moving’

Triathlete Rob Norris is in his mid-70s, with hip replacement surgery in his rear-view mirror. Nothing has slowed his training regimen.

Patient Story

Stepping out with a new hip

Mary Howell had no idea how quickly she'd rebound from her joint replacement surgery.

Patient Story

Fighting a fistula

Dan Smith isn't shy about sharing his deep-rooted belief about colonoscopies—you need them. Regularly.

‘It’s God’s gift’

Mary Lou, Sue and Christina celebrate three generations of caring for mothers and babies.

‘Productive and successful’

Meet Bradley Spidell: Artist, entrepreneur, volunteer.

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.

From running back to giving back

Jackie Zagers, widow of NFL running back Bert Zagers, excels in the volunteer field.

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