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Wed: 9:30-12:00 & 5:30-8:00
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Learn more about our Founder and Executive Director, Amanda Barbour.
It takes courage, hard work, and resources to translate a vision into reality.
Learn more about the history and happenings of the Center featured in the news.
My name is Lex Russ, and I joined the center in November of 2020. I started off volunteering on Monday nights after being encouraged to [...]
Hi Everyone! My name is Clare DeVeau and I am one of the Pediatric Oncology Social Workers at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. [...]
Hello! My name is Ella Beckett and I’ve been involved with the Children’s Healing Center in a variety of ways over the past four and [...]
Hello! I’m Laura Luchies, and I’m the Associate Director of Calvin University’s Center for Social Research. I have been the research and evaluation partner for [...]
Hello! My name is Emily Miller and I joined the Children’s Healing Center in December of 2020. [...]
It’s me, Annalisa Lascoe. A sucker for adventure and the finer things in life. I’m just an ordinary young adult who is learning and growing [...]
For 18 years I taught 3 and 4-year old’s in a preschool classroom. Averaging 30 kids a year that would mean I’ve worked with 360+ [...]
At the Children’s Healing Center, knowing how to have fun and help children heal through the power of play is what we do best. [...]
What I wish I knew before cancer treatment that I know now. [...]
Hi, my name is Andrea Shaner, and I’ve been a committee member at the Center for a couple of years now. When I first became [...]
I am currently a senior at Western Michigan University graduating this spring with my bachelor’s in Child and Family Development. [...]
As I sat on the floor in the fitness area of the Children’s Healing Center, I was overcome with feelings of immense gratitude observing the [...]
My name is Patrick O’Brien and I have been volunteering at the Children’s Healing Center for the past four months. [...]
Hi, everyone! My name is John Kopec, and I act as a consulting physician for CHC. Some of you may know me from HDVCH, where [...]
When I played basketball at Michigan State, I had the honor of meeting several children who were battling cancer. It always struck me that they [...]
My name is Amanda Cohen, I am a student at Grand Valley State University with hopes to become a Certified Child Life Specialist (eventually). I [...]
My name is Taylor Wilson. Over the course of a year, I had the opportunity to fulfill different roles at Children’s Healing Center. It was [...]
If you had asked me what I imagined high school to be like when I was a kid, my answer would not even come close [...]
I am 13 years old. I enjoy going sailing with my family and being outdoors. Right now actually, we are at the Sleeping Bear Dunes [...]
Our names are both Kaitlyn. We are High School volunteers at the Children’s Healing Center. When asked by the Center to write a blog post [...]
Hi! My name is Laurel, and I had the pleasure of being the Program Intern at the Children’s Healing Center this summer. This summer was [...]
My name is Kate McCartney and I was a summer intern at Children’s Healing Center under Cheryl Raguse. I am going into my senior year [...]
Purpose. It’s a word that we hear a lot and something that we might spend our entire lives searching for. Like so many others I [...]
Three years ago in July my daughter Kate wrote a blog post titled ‘More Unknown.’ She had just had a bone marrow biopsy and learned [...]
While the outside world adjusts to this ‘new normal,’ not much has changed at the Center. We have been utilizing the recommended screening and cleanliness [...]
Hi, my name is Mike Copeland. I am a Patient Advocate for the Sickle Cell Disease Association – MI Chapter (SCDAAMI). When I was asked [...]
In early 1999 I was looking for something “fun” to do, and maybe to earn a little extra money. So when my sister told me [...]
Today, my daughter’s physician asked me, “How do you envision your daughter’s death?” Let that sink in for a minute…. [...]
I came across the Center by accident. My university, Grand Valley, had shared the internship posting on their social media and it just happened to [...]
“My name is Liz Greer and I am the Volunteer Coordinator for the Children’s Healing Center. In addition to my work at the CHC, I [...]
“He believed in you and what you do at the Center.” Those were the words Randi Wilson said to me when I arrived at the [...]
Hi, my name is Mary Prindle. I am a 13 year old and a member at the Center. I have two incurable diseases [...]
If you could go back to your teen years, what would you change?. Teens are like squirrels (too indecisive to pick a direction). Not yet [...]
My name is Jan Burgers and my connection with The Children’s Healing Center began with a leukemia diagnosis for my little granddaughter, Becca, when she [...]
My name is Amy Neumann and I have been a nurse for 15 years. I started my career in 2005 as a bedside nurse in [...]
My name is Mary Marek and my family has hit the “jackpot” twice in the last three years. My oldest, Lily, was diagnosed with coarctation of the [...]
After working for Mary Free Bed in pediatrics without kids of my own, I always wished I had held that job as a parent. I [...]
Tell me what you think is the success of our future? Name one thing more important than anything else. My confidence in this answer is [...]
Shortly after my daughter’s Neuroblastoma diagnosis nearly 10-years ago, I was grappling with how, and if, we would come out the other side. [...]
The Children’s Healing Center is for kids. It’s in the name. When I started attending story times and movement classes with my son, I expected [...]
As you may have noticed in our newsletters and recent communication, I have a new surname. [...]
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