Your Health Matters: Munson Charlevoix grants wishes to celebrate 100 years

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Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital is granting 100 wishes to celebrate their 100th birthday. (Lourin Sprenger)

CHARLEVOIX COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- One hundred wishes.

That's the mission of Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital as they celebrate their 100th birthday.

"I am recently retired and my own attempts at exercise are hit or miss," said Michele, who had her wish granted.

Michele is now on the move, but not long ago she'd lost her way.

"I really didn’t know much about exercise, so I really needed some information and I needed a plan."

So, on a whim, she asked for a wish, wanting a little help on her exercise journey.

"I don’t think I knew how discouraged I was. Two days later I have an appointment with the exercise consultant."

This wish was granted from Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital to celebrate 100 years in the community by granting 100 wishes.

"Without the community, the hospital wouldn’t survive without the support," said Julie Voci, the community health education exercise specialist at Munson.

It was Julie Voci that granted Michele's wish.

"When you call them and tell them, it's like they won the lottery," said Voci. "The staff that has met with people, it’s rejuvenated them and has them more excited about their jobs, they are able to see immediate results."

Michele said it was small changes that have made a big difference.

"It fired me up."

Not only in her physical health but overall confidence.

"She gave me some of the tools for that, so I started doing and it’s amazing how much it just lifted my spirits and we have built on that," said Michele. "It has changed my life, it has helped me rebalance my life."

So far, Charlevoix has granted 70 wishes.

You can submit a wish online for yourself or someone else.

The hospital said the campaign has been so successful, they're considering granting extending past their 100.

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