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Historic Heart-Lung Transplant Saves Baby

Jack was born in January 2018 with an underdeveloped heart and severely damaged lungs—hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Clearly a fighter, ...

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Nerve Surgery Leads to Remarkable Recovery After Boating Accident 

It was a perfect, sunny Memorial Day weekend on a private lake near New Florence, Missouri, when Ashton Yates, 11, ...

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Owen Kicked Cancer - Twice

During a routine surgery to repair a hernia, Owen Williams’ doctors found something much more menacing: a tumor in the ...

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Kayla's Story With the Melody Heart Valve

“I just want to be able to fly!” says 14-year-old Kayla Adams. Adams, an incoming high school freshman, just made ...

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Logan - A Year to Remember

He may be only two months old. And he’s only recently gone home from the NICU at St. Louis Children’s ...

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Newborn Baby Receives First Artificial Lung as Bridge to Lung Transplant

A newborn baby from Michigan is being kept alive at St. Louis Children’s Hospital with an artificial lung, the first ...

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Knowing Jack

As a mother whose child, 13-year-old Jack, does not communicate verbally, Ann Schrooten is quick to point out that there ...

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Blair's Story - Omphalocele

When Tiffany Morris was twenty weeks pregnant, her doctor delivered some scary news: her unborn baby had an omphalocele. “It ...

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A big "STEP" for Nick

Nick eats like a typical 14-year-old boy, listing common favorites like steak, mashed potatoes, corn on the cob, pizza and ...