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Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital

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‘Our first moment of joy’

As Sid Sybenga lay in critical condition following a cardiac arrest, an innovative lung treatment gave his family hope for his recovery.

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‘I really see God’s hand’

A soccer player defies the odds of cardiac arrest thanks to a teammate’s quick action.

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Multiple myeloma and Motown memories

After a lifetime in music and a courageous battle with cancer, Chester Lowe faced his final reprise. With the help of music therapy, he made every note count.

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‘Nothing short of a miracle’

Medical teams from two hospitals work through the night to save the lives of a mother and her newborn child.

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‘A walking, living, breathing miracle’

Candus Jones comes from 'a long line of cast-iron skillet women.' That toughness came in handy as she faced a rare and debilitating condition.

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‘I was just crushed’

Fearing an elbow injury would ice his college hockey career, Chad McDonald underwent Tommy John surgery. He has now landed a spot with the pros.

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‘When she’s happy, I’m happy’

When a mom can’t be home for her daughter’s birthday, caregivers on the bone marrow transplant unit help them celebrate with a purple unicorn party.

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‘I thank God every day’

Quick removal of a blood clot led to Linda Raterink's near-total recovery from a stroke in a vital part of her brain.

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‘I could feel God’s hand’

Barbara Kladder suffered the type of brain aneurysm that often kills people. With faith and family, she's back to work and thriving.

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Forging a new path

Shonta Frody's storied road led her to an adoptive family, a battle with leukemia, the development of a clothing line—and a true friendship with a resident doctor.

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A prescription for gratitude

Less than a year after surgery to fix a rare brain abnormality, pharmacist Elena Beaman is reclaiming normalcy.

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‘Feeling blessed that I’m here’

As a patient recovers from a life-threatening brain infection, a doctor reminds residents, 'West Nile virus is in our backyard.'

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