Medical Services

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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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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Helping Children Who Have Chronic Pain

The Pain Management Clinic at St. Louis Children's Hospital specializes in helping children who have chronic pain.

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Living with Heartware: A Pediatric Experience

The HeartWare VAD gives pediatric cardiac patients the ability to live a nearly normal life outside the hospital. Meet 13-year-old Aimen, a patient of the Washington University and St. Louis Children's Hospital Heart Center, who has lived with the device for nearly two years.

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Cancer Predisposition Program

It's estimated that 30% of childhood cancers are caused by genetic factors. The cancer predisposition program seeks to better understand what causes childhood cancer and how to treat it. Children with pre-existing conditions that can lead to cancer, or with a family history of cancer, are followed in the program, to optimize early detection and treatment of cancer.

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Camp Rhythm

Welcome to Camp Rhythm - a summer camp sponsored by St. Louis Children's Hospital for children with heart defects. All kids who attend Camp Rhythm have had heart surgeries or heart transplants.

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Dr. Shalini Shenoy is #InspiredByKids

Dr. Shalini Shenoy is inspired by the kids she treats at St. Louis Children's Hospital, most of whom are coping with cancer or blood disorders.

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#InspiredByKids Dr. Elizabeth Utterson

Dr. Elizabeth Utterson, a pediatric gastroenterologist, is inspired by the kids she treats at St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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#InspiredByKids The Letter

Zach, a three time cancer survivor, was treated at St. Louis Children's Hospital. He shares words of inspiration with Demonte, who is currently battling the disease.

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