Meet Our Patients
Born with a cleft lip and palate, and living with joint issues, Andrew Range has overcome his medical challenges and will play ball at Busch Stadium.
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.
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.
Paiton was born with hypertelorism, a condition associated with multiple craniofacial anomalies, including abnormally-spaced eyes.
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.
When Roberta Miller’s 7-year-old daughter, Jolene Green, required surgery to remove a tumor compressing her airway, she knew St. Louis Children’s Hospital was where her daughter needed to be.
Lucas crushed his finger between a 15-pound weight and a piece of wood. The ring finger on his left hand was split open and we could tell it was broken.
Matthew Roche has a rare disease called Crouzon syndrome, which causes the skull bones to fuse prematurely. This leads to craniofacial deformities including bulging eyes and dental problems. Matthew has had multiple surgeries to try and normalize his appearance. Now that he is full-grown, he is ready for a full reconstruction.
These days, Mia can usually be found coddling one of her many dolls, participating in the activities of any good mother — feeding, kissing and holding her babies. According to the 18-month-old’s parents, Amy and Ryan Ramkhelawan, it is remarkable to see their little girl do something as simple as carry her doll around their Lilburn, Georgia, home.
One look at Landon Snethen, and you can tell there’s a lot going on in that head of his. Landon is a happy, busy 1-year old boy, but when he was only three weeks old, his family had real concerns.
When Wyatt Heilman was 4 months old, he was diagnosed with craniosynostosis, a condition that occurs when one or more joints between the bone plates of the skull fuse together. Trying to find the best treatment for Wyatt led his Michigan family to travel miles from home to St. Louis Children’s Hospital.