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From Jackson, Mississippi, to St. Louis Children's Hospital: One Mom’s Quest for Her Son’s Cochlear Implant

Ian Farley, now age 12, was born with single-sided deafness. A cause for his deafness was never identified; according to ...

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Hope for the Future

As a mom and a nurse in the St. Louis Children’s Hospital newborn intensive care unit, Lisa Taylor can sense ...

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Medical Animations: Patent Foramen Ovale

The foramen ovale is a natural opening that exists between the right and left atria in the fetal circulatory system. ...

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Jackson’s Story: Intervention Before Birth Delivers a Chance

In January 2019, Micole Hopke and her husband, Patrick, went for what they assumed would be a routine checkup of ...

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Providing Hope Through a Continuum of Care

St. Louis Children’s and Washington University Heart Center offers patients and families medical and emotional support “It felt like the ...

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Haylee York: Living with Joy

Haylee does not let pulmonary hypertension slow her down. ...

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Team Spirit Fuels the Fight of Her Life: The Real Story Behind Laila and the Blues

In January, the idea of the St. Louis Blues playing for the Stanley Cup seemed far-fetched considering the team was ...

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Meet Veyda, the Victorious

She’s a 6-year-old fighter who makes going up against short bowel syndrome look like child’s play. Veyda was born with ...

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Welcome Back, Maddie

Madeline Thompson has accomplished quite a bit for being just 9 years old. At age 5, she began wake boarding ...