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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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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Art Therapy Program

The Art Therapy Program at St. Louis Children's Hospital uses artist tools as therapeutic outlets to help children cope with serious illnesses.

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http://www.hectv.org/watch/innovations/sleeper-ship-to-mars-therapeutic-hypothermia/19078/

NASA recently backed a study exploring how humans can be put into a prolonged sleep using therapeutic hypothermia. Dr. Amit Mathur explains that therapeutic hypothermia is standard of care hospitals for some trauma patients, including patients at St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

http://fox2now.com/2015/05/12/raising-awareness-on-distracted-driving-consequences/

St. Louis Children's Hospital partnered with a former patient to spread the message about the dangers of distracted driving. KTVI explains the project.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

http://www.ksdk.com/story/news/2015/05/18/it-can-w8-campaign-inspired-by-local-teen/27542957/

After she suffered serious injuries in a distracted driving accident, Ashlei turned to her care team at St. Louis Children's Hospital to help raise awareness among teens. KSDK tells about the program developed as a result.

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Sunday, May 10, 2015

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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http://kplr11.com/2015/05/25/stroke-can-strike-infants-children-and-adults/

KPLR interviews Dr. Kristin Guilliams, a pediatric neurologist, and Jessica Spear, the mother of a child who suffered a stroke, about pediatric stroke.

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Monday, May 25, 2015

http://www.stltoday.com/sports/high-school/softball-spring/edwardsville-s-kruse-battles-through-life-threatening-illness/article_d57dbf5e-f52b-11e4-9eef-ef3884b2c332.html

Diagnosed with Wilson's Disease, Torrie Kruse was in need of a liver transplant. After treatment at the Liver Care Center at St. Louis Children's Hospital, she’s doing well and is a star high school softball player.

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Sunday, May 10, 2015
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http://www.wsj.com/articles/emergency-room-season-for-kids-1430760729

Hospitalist Dr. Kathleen Berchelmann talks to The Wall Street Journal about injuries she often sees in the emergency department during the summer months.

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Monday, May 4, 2015
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