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The miracle lady

With help from a mechanical device, Jennifer Devoe conquered life-threatening heart inflammation.

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‘I’m more appreciative of my life’

A new technology helped pinpoint Tim Lemon's prostate cancer last spring. After undergoing surgery, he's now cancer-free.

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A winning team

A pediatric plastic surgery patient enjoys honorary status at a Griffins hockey game, joined by the surgeons who treated her.

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A ‘journey to heaven’

Todd Alward, diagnosed with ALS four years ago, is preparing to die.

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‘There’s nothing more they can do’

Despite a terminal diagnosis, a new airway stent program extends Dwayne Scheidel's life.

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An optimistic outlook

Diagnosed with heart disease at birth, Hannah Webb now expects a baby of her own. She returned to where her care began.

More than just a nightly nuisance?

Frequent trips to the bathroom could indicate bigger problems for men 50 and older.

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‘You are my sunshine, my only sunshine’

Born with an ultra-rare condition that caused her brain to outgrow her skull, little Kenzie Bennett is 'still smiling at life.'

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‘A phenomenal relationship’

Grand Rapids Ballet dancers aim to stay strong and on point with a support team of athletic trainers.

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Defying a dire diagnosis

Doctors in New York told Marcia Fraser her lung disease would kill her within months. Years later, she's running 5 miles a day.

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‘I hope to live’

Brenda Crandall survived stage 4 ovarian cancer. Now, she's choosing to give up her breasts to keep cancer at bay.

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Cancer is mystery author’s real-life antagonist

Chris Renker hopes for a happy ending in his personal cancer story.

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