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Thomas Lorenz

Thomas Lorenz

For the first three and a half years of his life, Thomas Lorenz appeared to be a typical young boy, attending pre-school with his friends, inventing new games to play, running up and down the street in front of his house, and snuggling up with his brother and sister for a movie. Little could anyone… Read more »

Lilly Yank

Lilly Yank

Expecting our third child, we were blessed that SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital was chosen for us to be our home away from home for our sweet miracle to come.  At 24 weeks, we were told by our OB GYN…a man we had come to love and trust, our baby girl had some sort… Read more »

Mia Amerson

Mia Amerson

Mia Amerson was only 2 months old when she was diagnosed with sickle cell anemia disease (SCD). Sickle cell anemia is an inherited condition in which there aren’t enough healthy red blood cells to carry adequate oxygen throughout your body. In sickle cell anemia, the red blood cells become rigid, sticky and are shaped like… Read more »

Blake Bahr

Blake Bahr

Blake’s journey with SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital began at just 2 days old when he was transferred by ambulance and officially went into kidney failure. At 3 days old his dialysis catheter was surgically placed and we knew our son would need a lifesaving kidney transplant once he met the size and age requirements. During… Read more »

Kennedy Burger

Kennedy Burger

Kennedy is a sweet, bright and funny 7-year-old girl. In March of 2015, Kennedy was taken to the emergency room with extremely swollen ankles and feet. She was diagnosed with nephrotic syndrome, where high levels of protein are found in the urine. It is a definite sign that something is wrong with the kidneys. Kennedy… Read more »

Alec Ingram

Cardianl Glennon kid Alec Ingram

“This is something that you never think is going to happen to you. You wish you didn’t have to go through these things, but you do and we have been blessed with all of things that have been given to Alec at Cardinal Glennon,” says Jennifer Ingram of Washington, MO. In May 2015 Alec Ingram,… Read more »

Madison Harbison

Madison Harbison - Cardinal Glennon kid

Madison with Pediatric Gastroenterologist Jeffrey Teckman, MD “Upset tummies are childhood rites of passage. Abdominal pain, constipation, vomiting and diarrhea bring many children to SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital,” says Jeffrey Teckman, MD, director of gastroenterology and hepatology. “Within those common complaints are a hundred possible causes. What we do is be sure it… Read more »

Kevin Lowery

Kevin Lowery

The Super Kev This family’s journey of faith is made possible by God’s loving grace and guiding hand. Newlyweds Dave and Jen were excited to learn they conceived a child three weeks after their wedding. Baby Kevin was born in May, 24 weeks after the announcement, weighing 1 pound 4 ounces and 11.6 inches long…. Read more »

Elsa Wiemerslage

SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Patient Elsa Weimerslage

Last October, Elsa Wiemerslage suddenly became devastatingly nauseous with a fever. Her pediatrician sent her directly to the Dan Dierdorf Emergency and Trauma Center at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon. Christopher Hugge, MD, a Costas Center oncologist, spent the night beside Elsa, initiating treatment in the pediatric intensive care unit as tests were ordered to pinpoint… Read more »

Ryan Smith

Ryan Smith with "second mom" Julie Keeley

Ryan, born in Jamaica with complex congenital heart disease, struggled to breathe almost since the day he was born. “I remember when I was 4 or 5 years old that I couldn’t walk from one room to the next. I would have to fall to the floor to catch my breath.” Unknown to his family… Read more »