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Patient Stories

Welcome Back, Maddie

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


Opening the Door: Pediatric Neurology Improves Access to Services

In late 2018, pediatric neurology at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, a division of the department of neurology at Washington University ...


Children With Rare Gene Mutation Gather in St. Louis as Doctors, Researchers Try to Build Treatment Guide

Doctors and researchers at the GNAO1 clinic are trying to build a diagnostic and treatment guide for children impacted by ...


Novel Nerve Transfer Surgery Gives Hope for Patients with AFM

Watch one patient's story In late 2018, a polio-like illness called acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) was making headlines as cases ...


Moyamoya Expertise Allows Stacey to Bounce Back After Strokes 

As 6-year-old Stacey was getting ready for her bath, she suddenly couldn’t move her left arm. Moments later, the left ...


Motion Analysis Center Offers Comprehensive Gait Evaluation

By Pam McGrath St. Louis Children’s Hospital now offers comprehensive gait evaluations for children with mobility problems at its newly ...


New Neurology Chief Focuses on Research and Collaboration for Better Patient Care 

With an insatiable curiosity and passion for patient care, pediatric neurologist Christina Gurnett, MD, PhD, doesn’t accept the status quo ...


Clinic Helps Children With Congenital Heart Disease Reach Their Full Potential

Children with congenital heart disease are now surviving and living longer lives because of advances in surgeries and medical management. ...

Patient Stories

After Being Struck by a Rare Disease, Neurorehabilitation Patient is 'Back to Normal'

In March 2016, Leo Martin contracted a virus, but as a child with a history of asthma and allergies, his ...