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Patient Stories

Nothing is more important than our patients and their families. A few of our patients have shared their stories here, as a reminder that you are not alone in this journey. If you would like to share your own story, please click the button below.      
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West Michigan local Ray David, 75, believes adventures are a key ingredient to living a fulfilled life. While attending college, Ray met the two loves of his life, science, and his now wife, Ruthanne. Biology, chemistry, and physics became his Read More »

After battling COVID-19 in late 2021, Logan Dillon, 32, suffered severe lingering symptoms. “I was coughing a lot, but then I started coughing up blood, which led to my cancer diagnosis of Synovial Sarcoma in February 2022.” He said. Devastated Read More »

Holland, Michigan resident, and Vietnam War veteran Laurence Heckel, 75, takes readers back in time with his life story and early career in the United States Army. Early days: While attending college in the late ’60s, Laurence became employed with Read More »

Chris Ford, 49, of Grand Rapids, has always been active in his community and life. Single father of three, Chris can be found at a Chicago Cubs game, at church with friends, or on a hike with his family. Working Read More »

Rockford resident Erin Cizauskas, 37, recalls unforgettable moments in her life that shaped her into the person she is today. The day she married her husband Ken, her daughter Veronica’s birth, and the moment she found out she had breast Read More »

Darcy Gooder, 52, of Hudsonville, can be seen sporting her bright pink tutu around Cancer & Hematology Centers of Western Michigan (CHCWM) infusion pods. Dressed head to toe in pink to support breast cancer awareness, she hopes to connect with Read More »

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