Medical Services

Yordonis' Story - Surgeons Rebuild His Esophagus

Catch up with Yordanis DelaCruz, profiled in the second season of The Frontline for Hope. The 3-year-old boy lives more than 1,800 miles away from St. Louis, in the Dominican Republic. In his tiny village, he accidentally drank a substance in a soda can, which he thought was soda. It turns out, the can was filled with toxic cleaning chemicals that burned his throat and esophagus. The damage was so extensive, Yordanis could no longer use his esophagus to eat or speak, and he needed a tube in his neck, or a tracheotomy, to breathe.

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Physician Profile: Jeffrey Nepple, MD

Meet Dr. Nepple

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Physician Profile: Mark Miller, MD

Meet Dr. Miller

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St. Louis Children Compete in First TriMyBest Triathlon

On Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015, 40 athletes, with the help of 250 volunteers, competed in an adaptive triathlon. The event, sponsored by the Carol and Paul Hatfield Cerebral Palsy Sports and Rehabilitation Center, Washington University in St. Louis Triathlon Club and St. Louis Children's Hospital collaborated to provide children of many levels of ability one extraordinary experience.

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Beat NF

The Washington University NF Center at St. Louis Children's Hospital, in collaboration with the St. Louis Children's Hospital Foundation, Jazz St. Louis and the Saigh Foundation, is proud to host Beat NF- a toddler and parent jazz music, motor therapy playgroup focused on developing social skills, attention skills and motor skills in toddlers with NF1 while fostering parent-child interactions, peer interactions, and jazz appreciation.

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Pedal the Cause: Team Colin

For the 2015 Pedal the Cause event, St. Louis Children's Hospital is riding for 10-year-old Colin, who was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor in 2014. Meet Colin--who despite everything he is going through, has one of the most infectious grins you will ever see--and learn about the difference you can make by participating in Pedal the Cause.

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Meet Makenna - Spina Bifida Clinic

The specialists at St. Louis Children's Hospital help guide parents through caring for a child with spina bifida using evidence based protocols, offering families the benefits of a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary approach to treatment. Patient Makenna Barnes was diagnosed in utero, and is an energetic, thriving toddler today.

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Helping Children Who Have Chronic Pain

The Pain Management Clinic at St. Louis Children's Hospital specializes in helping children who have chronic pain.

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Grace Rings the Chemo Bell

We first met Grace while she was receiving chemotherapy for a form of childhood cancer called rhabdomyosarcoma during season 2 of The Frontline for Hope, a TV docuseries highlighting the patients, families and staff of St. Louis Children's Hospital. We are so happy to report that Grace has finished her treatment. She celebrated by ringing the ceremonial bell in our oncology department.

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Living with Heartware: A Pediatric Experience

The HeartWare VAD gives pediatric cardiac patients the ability to live a nearly normal life outside the hospital. Meet 13-year-old Aimen, a patient of the Washington University and St. Louis Children's Hospital Heart Center, who has lived with the device for nearly two years.

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