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Dawson's Smile

Six-year-old Dawson has Mobius Syndrome, which causes facial paralysis. That means he has never had the ability to smile...until now. Dr. Alison Snyder-Warwick is a Washington University pediatric plastic surgeon at St. Louis Children's Hospital. She specializes in facial reanimation surgery. The Plastic Surgery specialty at St. Louis Children's Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine is one of only a handful of centers in the country that focuses on this specialized procedure.

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St. Louis Children's Hospital ROAR

We watch these kids fight every day. It’s time everyone else has the chance to hear them ROAR!

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Baby Josiah's Journey with Gnathodiaphyseal Dysplasia

Baby Josiah has a rare condition called gnathodiaphyseal dysplasia. It causes extra bone growth in his skull and jawbone, and causes the rest of the bones in his body to be extremely brittle. He has undergone several facial reconstructions at St. Louis Children's Hospital with Dr. Albert Woo, director of the craniofacial institute at St. Louis Children's Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine.

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Children with Williams Syndrome are Caring People

Tracey Clobes says Abby and other children with Williams Syndrome are caring people.

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Ulcerative Colitis Surgery

Bradley sees Dr. Warner at St. Louis Children's Hospital for his ulcerative colitis, which is inflammation of the colon that can cause severe discomfort. Brad will have his colon removed in a series of three surgical procedures, which will relieve the inflammation and the pain, and allow Brad to return to normal activity, eat normal foods, and otherwise lead a normal life.

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Endoscopic Surgery for Craniosynostosis Repair

Meet Liam. He had endoscopic surgery to repair sagittal craniosynostosis. His surgical team at St. Louis Children's Hospital was made up of neurosurgeon Dr. Matthew Smyth and craniofacial surgeon Dr. Kamlesh Patel.

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Delivery by EXIT Procedure: The Rouse Family's Story

When doctors saw a mass growing on the neck of one of Sarah and Jason Rouse's twin boys, they sent the family to The Fetal Care Center. There, a team of Washington University physicians at St. Louis Children's and Barnes Jewish Hospitals performed an ex utero intrapartum treatment (EXIT) procedure to safely deliver both boys.

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Level 1 Trauma Care Helps Save Teens Injured in Car Accident

On July 4, 2010, Joe and Cecilia Detwiler were critically injured in a motor vehicle accident near their family farm. Thanks to their dedicated care teams at St. Louis Children's Hospital and strong spirits, both are thriving today.

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Noah's Battle With Brain Cancer

Noah has had brain cancer since he was an infant. His smile, his spirit are an inspiration to all who know him. This year, Noah is the St. Louis Children's Hospital ambassador for Pedal the Cause, a bike ride to raise money for cancer research in St. Louis. All the proceeds from the event go to St. Louis Children's Hospital and Siteman Cancer Center.

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Sickle Cell Disease - Isaac's Story

Isaac has been living with the pain of Sickle Cell anemia all his life. Isaac is an athlete, and is preparing to enter college. Despite its challenges, he has not allowed Sickle Cell slow him down. His doctor, Dr. Monica Hulbert, director of the Sickle Cell Program at St. Louis Children's Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine, discusses the disease and Isaac's management of it.

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