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Toddler Receives Kidney on National Living Donor Day

In his short years of life, Leo has braved surgery, dialysis and a kidney transplant. ...

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Teen Athlete Fights Rare Knee Condition With Surgery, Rehab and Hard Work

Learn more about Nina Simpson's journey and struggle with osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) and her experience with St. Louis Children's Hospital. ...

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Journey Into motherhood as an Adult Congenital Heart Disease Patient

When Kelsey Beelman was 2 weeks old, her pediatrician heard a heart murmur. “My parents knew it wasn’t good when ...

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St. Louis Children's Hospital ‘the Best Place You Can Be’ for Family After Surprising Diagnosis

Learn more about Journee Vinyard's journey and her diagnosis of renal artery stenosis. Read more about her experience with St ...

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SLCH Cares For Heart Disease Patient From Infancy Into Adulthood

In 1987, at 18 months old, Alex Dixon was the first infant at St. Louis Children’s Hospital (SLCH) to successfully ...

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Relieving Camryn's Scoliosis Pain

Camryn, who has scoliosis, recently returned to school after a thoracic spinal fusion. She is now pain free, her posture ...

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Children’s Arrhythmia Clinic Helps Family Live Normally With Rare Heart Syndrome

Samantha Etheridge and her children have a rare, and potentially life-threatening disease called Brugada syndrome. ...

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Twenty-Five Years Post-Transplant, Jacques Remembers St. Louis Children's Hospital Experience

Kim Jacques recalls being a member of a very exclusive club as a teenager. Kim, who was 16 at the ...

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Special Patient Receives Special Care From Heart Center and Transplant Teams

Dale Robertson, born with a rare congenital heart defect, was among the first generation of patients to receive newly developed ...