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Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital

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School rocks—even at the hospital

A party for young patients and their siblings delivers photo ops, fun activities and backpacks filled with supplies.

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Sweet baby, big victories

Born with a disorder of the bowel called Hirschsprung disease, Paul underwent surgery at 6 months of age for a delicate repair.

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A day for smiles

Past and present cleft palate and craniofacial surgery patients connect with one another and their surgeons during a day of celebration.

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An opportunity to play

A giant Play-Doh donation to a children’s hospital stretches imaginations.

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‘It’s incredible every time’

Frozen treats give a summertime fun boost to kids in the children's hospital.

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Butterflies and battle scars

After sudden cardiac arrest a year ago, 14-year-old Lani Salinas is spreading awareness about this often fatal condition.

‘We knocked on doors, and doors flew open’

Twenty-four years ago, a little girl from Ukraine came for heart surgery. Now she pays a return visit.

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‘This changed us all’

A diagnosis of cancer—every parent’s nightmare. For the Hoffman family, it was a mountain to climb, but one they tackled with the help of everyday heroes.

‘Anything you can do makes it a little better’

Two volunteers, 1,000 hours, lots of smiles. Add it up and you get nothing short of total joy.

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‘The best hope you can have’

JJ Smith’s parents moved to a new home and found new doctors—all to save their son.

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May the force be with you, kiddos

Project Night Lights, Star Wars edition, features hundreds of waving lightsabers inside and outside Helen DeVos Children's Hospital.

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‘I’m here for a reason’

Surviving sudden cardiac arrest, 17-year-old Luke Anhalt discovers new insights into sports, life and faith.

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