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Michigan Answers are found where over 100 years of teaching, research and patient care intersect with an endless curiosity and passion for changing patients’ lives for the better. Michigan Answers come with confidence. Michigan Answers bring hope. Michigan Answers run toward the incurable and wrestle with the impossible until something new emerges. Michigan Answers are small steps and giant leaps, and the pathway to breakthroughs you’re waiting for.

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The easiest way to understand what makes a Michigan Answer is to hear the stories of our patients, physicians, researchers, scientists, students and families. We hope these inspire you and give you hope for finding your own Michigan Answer. 

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Kristi Brown’s first pregnancy had been going even better than she hoped. Her medical appointments had all delivered good news. She and her husband, William, were happily preparing the baby’s room, all the while sharing their excitement with friends and loved ones.

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Michigan Answers: Irwin Futernick
Irwin Futernick, 66, shares his story of finding a solution to his ongoing heart problem - a solution that took him six years and led him to Michigan Medicine.
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Dr. Rao’s Michigan Answer: Finding new hope for people with vision loss
What do you do when you know there’s a disease that’s as common as all cancers combined that steals a person’s vision? For Rajesh Rao, M.D., you conduct a groundbreaking first-in-human trial, with the goal of using an adult stem cell-based approach to restore vision. 
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Dr. Shikanov’s Michigan Answer: Giving childhood cancer survivors the chance to have children of their own
What do you do when you know a disease is reversible, even curable, and yet each year millions of people still suffer from it? For Amy Rothberg, M.D., you find a whole new way to help people not only lose weight, but in some cases even reverse a diabetes diagnosis.
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Andre’s Michigan Answer: A second surgery. And a second chance.
Andre admits he never thought he needed a doctor. But in early 2017 at the age of 49, Andre began to rethink his doctor-less position, because he noticed some subtle changes in how he felt. Sleeping and breathing difficulties created a willingness to visit a primary care physician. After a trip to the ER revealed Andre was in early stage heart failure and that he would need the aortic valve in his heart replaced.
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Bentley’s Michigan Answer: Life-saving care. Life-changing outcomes.
Marguerita Booth had never heard of a child being born with their organs on the outside of their body. And yet as she laid in the darkened room of her first ultrasound of her first pregnancy, she was suddenly introduced to a condition that surprisingly affects 1 in every 3600 babies.
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LaKendra’s Michigan Answer: Liver transplant
Nine years into her elementary school teaching career, LaKendra Butler was ready for anything. But, after experiencing severe pain in her side, she learned she would need a new liver.