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Spectrum Health Inpatient Rehabilitation Center at Blodgett Hospital

Patient Story

The right place at the right time

When she went to a hockey game promoting stroke awareness, Nancy Weeks never imagined she would soon become a living example of early detection and treatment.

Patient Story

‘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.

Patient Story

‘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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‘You’re one in 1,000’

After suffering severe injuries in a car-deer accident, Linda Ball stages a recovery that impresses her family and medical team.

Patient Story

‘It doesn’t look like you had a stroke’

With quick action, surgery and medication, Darlene Smitter avoided major brain damage.

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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.

‘It’s absolutely exciting’

New device gives rehabilitation patients and staff a backboard boost.

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‘Extremely lucky to be alive’

Drew Garcia, 18, was hit by a car going 60 mph. He lost a leg―but not his determination to play basketball.

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