MSU basketball stars take on slam-dunk event at children’s hospital: ‘Just the greatest feeling.’Alex McCready sat in his hospital room, decorated with a Spartan-green basketball theme, when suddenly the real deal appeared before him. Five towering Michigan State University players walked in and surrounded the 16-year-old boy’s bed, greeting him with hellos and smiles. Alex looked up and beamed. “Oh, this is a good surprise,” he said.
Originally published on Spectrum Health Beat and republished here with full permissionKierstynn Foster Rozema swept through the doors of Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, a beaming, beautiful bride in a white wedding gown, with her handsome groom by her side. On the happiest day of her life, Kierstynn chose to visit the place where she fought and survived leukemia as a teenager. She endured many tough and terrifying moments in the hospital.
Isaiah Lunsford held the lumpy chunk of plastic against his bare chest, looked up at his mom and grinned. In his hands, the 8-year-old boy cradled a replica of his heart. The swirling maze matched the wildly unusual anatomy of the organ that kept his blood pumping in his first years of life. His heart has changed quite a bit since that model emerged from a 3D printer.
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Selecting a term
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