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Experimental treatment life saver for Grand Rapids seven year old Midday West Michigan


David Moore
May 9, 2014 | WGVU  

Today on WGVU Midday West Michigan, a remarkable story involving a five-year old with a rare and potentially deadly kind of tumor. 

Spectrum Health assembled a team of specialists to come up with a treatment regimen.  

Two years later, Nathaniel is a happy, active seven-year-old, back in school and thriving. 

WGVU’s David Moore talks with one of his doctors, orthapaedic oncologist Matthew Steensma.  Here’s his interview…


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More Mid-Day Features
Yesterday
St. Marys cutting down on germs with futuristic robot
Grand Rapids MI  August 20, 2014  |  WGVU  Cleaning patient rooms is entering a new dimension at Mercy Health St. Mary’s hospital in Grand Rapids.   
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Museum school promises immersion experience for GRPS students
Grand Rapids MI  August 20, 2014  |  AP  There’s a new school in Grand Rapids, with classrooms at the Van Andel Public Museum Center. It’s called, appropriately, the Museum School. Today on WGVU Midday West Michigan, we talk with GRPS Communications Specialist John Helmholt for some details.   
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Monday
SE Michigan company recycling poisonous Mercury
Ypsilanti MI  August 18, 2014  |  WGVU  Just about everything can be used again these days. Here's one more item to add to the list.   
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Food bank study on hunger "disturbing"
Grand Rapids MI  August 18, 2014  |  AP  A new study on hunger is proving to be a real eye-opener. It shows about 493,000 people in West Michigan and the Upper Peninsula turn to the Feeding America West Michigan food bank each year. Today on WGVU Midday West Michigan, we talk with Feeding America Communications Specialist Andrew Steiner for details. Steiner calls the situation “disturbing.”   
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Western Michigan Jazz Orchestra returns with Travel Notes
  August 18, 2014  |  WGVU  Western Michigan University has a thriving music program with jazz as its strength. The Western Michigan Jazz Orchestra has a fine tradition both on CD and in performance. Their latest recording "Travel Notes" present six epic composition...Here's a preview..   
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Thursday
In The Tradition brings Detroit jazz to Grand Rapids
  August 14, 2014  |  WGVU  The third annual GRandJazzFest is this weekend. Rick Braun and Alexander Zonjic are headlining with west Michigan artists Grand Rapids Jazz Orchestra, Cooper Hay VanLente, Evidence and Edye Evans Hyde also hitting the stage at Rosa Parks Circle. In The Tradition is a Detroit group performing Saturday at 5pm Here's a feature interview with co-founder Olujimi Tafataona.   
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Wednesday
West Michigan mission organization has Ebola connection
Grand Rapids MI  August 13, 2014  |  WGVU  Although the Ebola crisis may seem a long ways away to most of us, there are some West Michigan connections. Among them, a Calvin College graduate who’s had firsthand experience with the situation. Today on WGVU Midday West Michigan, we speak with Sarah Kluitenberg, who’s recently back from Sierra Leone, where she worked as a teacher   
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Tuesday
Depression or just down? We look at the difference
Grand Rapids MI  August 12, 2014  |  WGVU  With the death of comedian Robin Williams, there’s been a lot of attention to the devastating mental condition he apparently suffered from. The word and the concept of depression is very often misunderstood by the layman. Today on WGVU Midday West Michigan, we talk with Grand Rapids psychologist Dr. Paul Critelli to sort out the confusion over clinical depression and just feeling down or sad.   
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Innovation Talk
  August 12, 2014  |  WGVU  Disclosure agreements: When you need them and when you might not?   
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