Patient Stories

At Henry Ford Health System, we don’t just treat illness or disease. We treat people. Our patients’ lives are touched by the compassion, dedication and expertise of our staff in thousands of different ways every day, whether it’s a lifesaving treatment or simply a reassuring smile and kind word. Every patient’s story is unique. We are grateful for those who allow us to share their stories here:

erin hunter with husband and baby Patient's Dream Comes True

It's all about the simple things

Erin Kuznia always dreamed of having a family in the future but at 5'2", 281 pounds, she knew she was going to have to make some major life changes to ensure she stayed healthy for those dreams



bill and crysta bariatric story Love Story

With love, in it together

Bill and Crysta were married in a simple, quaint ceremony at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital, the same place they met during a bariatric surgery support group meeting.



weightlosssuccess Transforming A Life for The Better

From Existing to living

After waking up one morning and struggling to put on her size 26 jeans, Ashley Metzger decided it was time for her to make a change.



Albertoweightlosspatient Back to A Normal Life

Much more to do

Since losing 160 pounds, Alberto Sandoval has been able to do more than ever before, including activities with his four children.



angela bariatric Finding A Healthy New Person

It's all about the simple things

Angela Valentine spent almost twenty years dealing with her weight. She tried multiple diet and weight loss programs with no results. This time, she was determined to succeed.



Earle family at beachEmbracing life after bariatric surgery

The best decision ever made

Linda realized, she needed help when she was turned away from a ride at Cedar Point. Now, her entire family has benefitted from her healthier lifestyle



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