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Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital

‘This is what I am called to do’

Emergency department workers draw strength from teamwork, training and community support in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Patient Story

A stroke at 14—and a remarkable recovery

Zosia Wasylewski was “as healthy as they get” until a blood clot suddenly blocked an artery in her brain.

Patient Story

‘I don’t want to go back’

Jalyn Phelps struggled with weight issues for years. Bariatric surgery helped her build an active, new lifestyle.

Patient Story

‘Without that blood, I wouldn’t have made it’

After a 78-year-old deer hunter suffered severe burns, transfusions helped save his life.

Patient Story

‘You need to stay happy’

For Hope Gonyon, a 9-year-old who has spina bifida, surgery gives a boost in independence.

Patient Story

‘And so I kept living’

Sara Riemersma overdosed on pain medication. Spectrum Health saved her life. As a paramedic, she's now paying it forward, saving other lives.

Patient Story

‘He got all the cancer out of me’

The average age for pancreatic cancer diagnosis is 71. John Morris hit it on the nail. But now, he's defying the odds.

Patient Story

‘Never, ever thought I would have a stroke’

In rehab therapy, 35-year-old Tyrone Bell gives his all, working to regain function of his left leg and arm.

Patient Story

‘This is an epidemic’

A painless lump on his neck turned out to be HPV-related throat cancer, a disease affecting a growing number of people.

Patient Story

‘This is not going to stop me’

When severe chest pain turned out to be an aortic dissection, Kim Lautner underwent a new procedure to repair the tear in her blood vessel.

Patient Story

‘You’re having a stroke’

Hockey player and taxidermist Chad Kious envisions his return to the ice after having a unique surgery to remove the blood clot in his brain.

Patient Story

Sibling ties, or happenstance?

Sisters Marrea Cantillo and Liboria Mulero saw fate intervene in the births of their firstborn children. They delivered mere hours apart in the same hospital.

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