CHC – The Cancer & Hematology Centers

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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In 1980, St. Mary’s coworkers Eve Graham and Betty McCarthy worked the third shift together as medical technicians. Eve recalls that Betty drove her “crazy” on their first-ever shift. “I thought I wasn’t going to be able to work with Read More »

Adam Miller, 41, of Hudsonville, has dedicated his career as a psychiatrist to helping others. Most days, he could be seen treating patients through struggles or significant life-changing moments. It wasn’t until the summer of 2022 that he suddenly found Read More »

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 »

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