The Van Andel Institute's Student Ambassador Virtual Silent Auction is underway and is raising money for the institute's Purple Community. The student program was put in place in 2019 to give real world experience to West Michigan students interested in philanthropy and fundraising.
A West Michigan teenager has literally beaten cancer.
Fox 17 reports that Helen DeVos Children's Hospital held a special ceremony in which 17-year-old Henry Dai smashed a 3D replica of his tumor with a sledge hammer.
Henry was diagnosed with lymphoma in August and since then has undergone extensive chemotherapy, which ultimately shrunk and eliminated the tumor in his chest...
Ryan talked about his diagnosis at 2-1/2 years old, his record of taking 21 pills at one time, the day they poked him 31 times to get his IV started and his 3.5 years of treatment to get the cancer to stay away.