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Eight-year-old Aiden was born without a palate, only one eye, one nostril and one lip. He developed lung problems when he was three months old. After extensive genetic testing at several major medical centers, the only thing doctors know about Aiden’s condition is that they really don’t know how to define it.
Cassidy needed a lung transplant. She got her lungs, which inspired her to start “Perfect Pencils” as a way to give back to St. Louis Children’s Hospital and help other lung transplant patients like her.
A newborn baby from Michigan is being kept alive at St. Louis Children’s Hospital with an artificial lung, the first time such a device has been used as a bridge to a lung transplant for a child this small.
“McKenzie has always wanted to wear a prom dress and go to prom,” says her mother, Angela Poindexter, “but she doesn’t have the opportunity because she’s pretty sick.”
After a childhood of hospitalization in Dallas, it was time for Myka Glennie to die. Cystic fibrosis and further lung complications as she grew older had taken their toll. During her nine months of hospice care as a young teen, her parents made arrangements with a funeral home and picked a cemetery plot.