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When four-month-old Haevyn Stoddard's heart began to fail, doctors put her on a heart-lung machine. When that wasn't enough to sustain her, a new transport service offered at St. Louis Children's Hospital served as her lifeline.
Erin Mazzola remembers looking at a clock right before she, her husband Nick, and their daughter Abigail left an area hospital. Ten minutes later they arrived at St. Louis Children's Hospital, after a brief ride that was the beginning of what she calls a life-changing experience.
We picked up George on December 24 at a hospital in Springfield, Missouri. The 14-year-old had Influenza A and it had done significant damage to his heart, reducing his circulation, threatening the health of his extremities and affecting his kidneys.