Patient Stories
Patient Stories

Determined Parents and Dedicated Team Won’t Let Rare Syndrome Hold Back Kerrigan

Erica Waggenspack knew nothing about Rett Syndrome until her youngest daughter, Kerrigan, was diagnosed in April 2020. ...

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Finding New Hope in St. Louis

When doctors in Chicago offered Lucas Parato’s parents a very invasive treatment for their son’s craniosynostosis, St. Louis Children’s provided ...

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One Detail Leads to a Life-Changing Diagnosis

It was likely that Jack was born with the tumor that was discovered when he was just 15 months old ...

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Global Brain Tumor Program at St. Louis Children’s Hospital

In September 2020, Polish 18-year-old Julia was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. Julia reached out to Washington University School ...

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Cardiology and infectious disease experts save twins from heart failure

Twins, Wyatt and Ryder, born completely healthy, were placed on life support at 11 days old. Learn how St. Louis ...

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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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