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Conner Walkenhorst

Conner Walkenhorst

Jennifer Walkenhorst sat at her 20-week ultrasound, puzzled and confused after witnessing the first technician leave the room after viewing what came up on the screen, followed by the second who took a look, and then a third. She ached to know what had left everyone “quiet” about her baby Conner, but was only given… Read more »

Reagan Hageman

Reagan Hageman

We found out we were pregnant in July of 2016. We had two other sons and eagerly awaited our 20-week ultrasound in October. We hadn’t done a gender reveal with either of our other children and had planned a football-themed reveal for after practice with our eldest son’s team (dad was a coach on the team)…. Read more »

Michael Loness

Michael Loness

Shawn and I became a part of the Cardinal Glennon family the day our first child Michael was born. I was on hospital bed rest for 8 weeks prior to his delivery. When he was about 6 hours old, he was transferred to the NICU at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital because he needed… Read more »

Caleigh Rae Jackson

I learned at my 10-week ultrasound that my husband and I would be blessed with having twins. When I returned to the doctor’s office at 29 weeks, I laid on the table to receive a routine ultrasound. The ultrasound tech seemed a bit different and almost eerie in her silence while looking at the screen. She… Read more »

Kevin Lowery

Kevin Lowery in the hospital

The simple act of playing with a ball might not have been possible without the help of a special device that enables Kevin to breathe easier. Called neurally-adjusted ventilator assist, or NAVA, the system has a unique sensing mechanism that detects electrical activity in the diaphragm whenever a patient wants to take a breath and… Read more »

Lily LaMartina

Lily LaMartina - Cardinal Glennon kid

Lily greeted SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Childrens Hospital with a great big smile. She was filled with contagious joy and displayed high energy throughout the visit; coloring passionately, playing with Lego blocks, and walking the halls. Anne, and her husband, Jay, have five other children: Joe is a senior in college; Andrew is a junior… Read more »

D.J. Adams

D.J. in the healing garden at Cardinal Glennon

Third-grader D.J. Adams is great at math. “He has won trophies and certificates in math. I don’t know where he gets that — his parents hate math!” says his mother, Andrea Dodd. But she knows the source of another of his outstanding traits. “He talks A LOT. He picks that up from me because I… Read more »

Aly Bauman

Aly Bauman

I never expected I’d have a child who needed more than me. Of course, no one ever does. My plan was to have baby number four, one we planned to the date, hoping to have a large family to share our love with. I expected the usual routine, bottles, diapers, sleepless nights. God had a… Read more »

Super Thomas and Uncle Joey

"Super Thomas" and Uncle Joey

Two generations face leukemia at The Costas Center Carol Anne Lorenz and her son “Super Thomas”It was, unusually, a gloomy day on 4 North, where doctors and nurses faithfully maintain a cheerful atmosphere for patients undergoing inpatient treatments for cancer and blood diseases. “A nurse said he could feel that something wasn’t right,” says Carol… Read more »

Dru Hemmann

Dru Hemmann

Ace-ing Her Recovery By all accounts, 14-year-old Dru Hemmann is “ace-ing” her recovery. The Perryville, MO teen has made a remarkable comeback following a traumatic injury and has returned to the sport she loves — competitive volleyball. Her family credits her comeback to an indomitable spirit and a fierce drive to succeed. While off-road riding… Read more »