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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

Cardinal Glennon Jamierson Montgomery

In February 2017, Jamie Montgomery found out she was expecting her first child through a local Thrive Women’s Clinic. She was referred to Family Care Health Center for obstetrician services, and informed that she would deliver at SSM Health St, Mary’s Hospital. Because of her advanced maternal age, she was encouraged to have genetic testing… 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 »

Jack Naunheim

Jack Naunheim - Cardinal Glennon kid

Jack Naunheim was born on New Year’s Day, 2014. His mother, Myrrah, recalls how much she tried to “control” having him born on New Year’s Eve….but despite her efforts…. Jack obviously had other plans. Now at age 4, Jack has shown his family that “life not going as planned” can provide a strength and appreciation… Read more »

Henry Walker

Henry Walker at Cardinal Glennon

Henry’s mother Leticia was at a routine 20-week ultrasound when her obstetrician informed her that she had abnormally low amount of amniotic fluid, and that her growing baby’s kidneys AND bladder were significantly inflamed. She was quickly referred from her hometown doctor’s office in Carbondale, IL to the St. Louis Fetal Care Institute (FCI) at… Read more »