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Lily LaMartina

Cardinal Glennon kid Lilly LaMartina

How are we so lucky? “Lots and lots of wonderful kids come into The Costas Center every day. Most of them are doing well and it is a really positive, upbeat place. Lily takes that up one or two notches,” says Christopher Hugge, MD, SLUCare physician of pediatric hematology/oncology at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s… Read more »

Lakynn Haver

Lakynn Haver - Cardinal Glennon kid

Jennifer Haver remembers her pregnancy with daughter, Lakynn, now two years old, very vividly. In the early months, she was closely monitored by her obstetrician at SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital-Lake St. Louis for depression, anxiety, fatigue and tachycardia. Jennifer was placed on medication to address these symptoms and remained out of work for a… Read more »

Aidan Milner

Aidan Milner - Cardinal Glennon kid

Baby Aidan was born at 23 weeks gestation at St. Anthony’s Medical Center. It was an unexpected and unanticipated early arrival. After a few short days, Aidan was transferred to the NICU at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital. He spent the next 70 days there, with what mother, Carla recalls as “so many ups… Read more »

Lucas Simcox-Powell

Lucas in the Tra-La-La Express in the Cardinal Glennon Atrium

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Two years ago this month, in 2016, that month of national observance would not have meant anything to Tana Simcox. But fast forward to current day, and childhood cancer is her daily awareness with 5-year-old son, Lucas. In September 2016, Lucas began complaining of “belly pain.” Her son… Read more »

Jamierson Montgomery

Jamierson Montgomery

“From a mother’s standpoint — and you know mothers have a biased opinion — I think he is doing great. I think the Lord aligned us with the right doctors and the right people at the right time. They are my family,” says Jamie Montgomery, the mother of 1-year-old Jamierson. Jamierson was born on August… Read more »

William Stephenson

William Stephenson - Cardinal Glennon kid

Baby William Stephenson was born full term on April 22, 2016 at Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital with his umbilical cord wrapped around his neck and body. Immediately after the delivery, William stopped breathing. William’s mother, Desirae recalled, “There was a lot activity going on. Doctors were working to get him breathing again and took… Read more »

Konnor Jones

Cardinal Glennon kid - Konnor Jones

Tiffani Jones, a teaching assistant in the Illinois Special School District was expecting her first child, in early March, 2016. Unexpectedly, Tiffani contracted pneumonia in December 2015. Complications required her to be hospitalized for the remainder of her pregnancy at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital. Her illness lingered on and baby Konnor was born at… Read more »

Barrett Earnest

Barrett Earnest at Cardinal Glennon

Barrett Earnest has a calm demeanor and contemplative eyes. In six short months of life, he has undergone 10 medical procedures to address a cleft lip and palate, a heart defect and lung problems. His family anticipates several more procedures to deal with other health issues before Barrett turns 5 years old. “I promised myself… Read more »

Michael Loness

Michael Loness

Michael’s Superhero It was early in the morning so few people — or germs — were passing through the hospital’s atrium. Sarah Loness unbuckled Michael from his stroller and placed his feet on the floor. Spotting the water bubble sculpture across the room, he was off in a flash. Less than a month after a… Read more »

Michael Ball

Cardinal Glennon kid Michael Ball

Eighteen years old. Eighteen years at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital. Now an adult patient, Michael Ball literally can’t remember a time – when the hospital, its people, or the disease that keeps him here – were not a part of his everyday life. Michael Ball was born March 30, 2000, one month premature…. Read more »