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Spectrum Health Helen DeVos 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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A party full of love

Volunteers throw a special party for kids spending time in the hospital on Valentine’s Day.

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Solving cancer

A teenager gifted in math overcomes his illness one step at a time.  

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Santa visits NICU babies

The littlest patients see jolly old Saint Nicholas before their first Christmas.

Babes in toyland? Play it safe

Your tiny tots have their eyes all aglow. Make sure this upcoming holiday season’s hot toys won’t backfire in their hands.

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Incredible superheroes save Santa

Kids roar with excitement as their doctors, nurses and caregivers take to the stage in dance and song.

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