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‘You just have to do it’

After battling chronic hip pain, Jon VanEizenga's hip replacement surgery gave him back his active life.

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‘I took my life back’

Avid fisherman Jim Ehnen despaired over his Parkinson’s diagnosis―until he found hope.

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A legacy of letters

German-born volunteer Hildegard Krusch, 90, delivers cheer and mail to hospital patients.

Battling bad blood

A new vaccine could be a major breakthrough in treating acute myeloid leukemia.

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A ‘toytacular’ afternoon

The Bottomless Toy Chest makes a special delivery to children in the hospital.

‘Just keep your feet up’

More than 500 kids twirl and hop through the fifth annual Jump Jam.

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‘The best thing that could have happened to us’

After waiting his whole life, 5-year-old Jazir Westerfield receives a kidney.

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‘Coming here is like assurance’

Moms-to-be with similar due dates enjoy learning and laughing in CenteringPregnancy program.

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A ‘journey to heaven’

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

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Doctors by day, rockstars by night

Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children's Hospital hosts its first staff talent show.

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‘You’re amazing, boy’

Jake Rodgers, 17, plays the guitar again for the first time since suffering a traumatic brain injury.

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‘I’m getting my life back’

After a battle with Guillain-Barré syndrome, Heidi Roine is learning to move again. And live again.

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