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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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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 »

As West Michigan local Charity East, 39, faced her battle with triple-negative breast cancer, she grew determined to use her diagnosis to connect more with others. “Breast cancer has opened more doors for me to talk to people. Everyone tells Read More »

Chickens, painting, gardening, repeat. These are just some of the hobbies you’ll see Christina Lloyd, 51, passionately participating in every day. Country living comes easy at her home in Coopersville, with a menagerie of farm birds, an art studio, and Read More »

Clifford (Cliff) Cook, 72, strives to inspire and comfort his fellow patients during appointments reminding others they are not alone in their battle. In 2019 Cliff was driving north when he received the call that changed his life. He was Read More »

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