Mercedes Polega

Mercedes Polega

Assistant in the Cystic Fibrosis Care Center at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital


Mercedes is a Grand Rapids Native who loves to live life to the fullest. She manages a full-time job and full-time school with grace. She is passionate about children, and the differences she is able to make in their lives. Currently she works as an assistant in the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Cystic Fibrosis Care Center, caring for children from infancy to 18 years who are fighting against Cystic Fibrosis. Working with those kids, she has found her passion to the track of becoming pediatric pulmonologist herself.