Meet Our Patients
It was just another day at the park, playing softball with her friends, when Lily had a tragic accident that forever changed her life. She was running back to the softball field when she fell backwards and hit her head on concrete.
Seven-year-old Blair Partain is a fist-full of energy. Whether she’s bouncing on the trampoline, trying on costume jewelry or playing with her Barbie dolls, her mom says she’s a bona fide princess.
Since age 9, Greg has divided his time between two passions: baseball and music. His pitching progressed to the point that coaches put him on the mound in games against major opponents last year, when he was a freshman at Vianney.
A ten-year-old from south-central Missouri not only has a smile on his face after a devastating accident that nearly killed him, he has a new face altogether.
Just after noon on January 30, 2010, Sherry Mitchem picked up the phone. “They said Drew had an accident.” She remembers. “I thought, ‘Oh, he hurt his arm or leg.’ I never imagined it was going to be such a traumatic event.”
Joe and Cecilia Detwiler were critically injured in a motor vehicle accident near their family farm. After months of rehabilitation following a brain injury for Joe, and a nearly severed leg for Cecilia, both are alive, thriving and providing proof to their loved ones that miracles do happen.
Richard and Rita Teague had never given trauma credentials much thought until the night their sixteen-year-old daughter, Anna, was airlifted to St. Louis Children’s from the site of a devastating motor vehicle accident.