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Zaylen Ball

“The doctors were very nice but straightforward — they told us what the worst outcome could be. If my son had a malignant tumor, he could only have weeks to live,” says Chauncey Ball. “By the grace of God it ended up being just a cyst. It is a blessing.” His son also was blessed…


Delaney Batchelder

To mother Angela Ford, the giggles are sounds of miracles. Eighteen weeks before birth, Delaney was diagnosed with a chest mass that would have prevented lung growth during her remaining weeks of gestation. Angela was referred to the St. Louis Fetal Care Institute at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital and Delaney became the second…


Robert Clancy

14-year-old Robert Clancy was in SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital re-learning how to walk after undergoing a series of surgeries to treat an advanced stage of ulcerative colitis. Today, he is the picture of health, sinking three-pointers like a pro in a recent Diocesan basketball tournament in O’Fallon, Ill. “I didn’t play much, but…


Abbi & Kate Derque

Abbi Derque, 16, and Kate Derque, 10, were born with a rare genetic disorder that is seldom encountered even in a regional pediatric referral hospital such as SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital. As the disorder’s inevitable and nagging complications progressed, both girls were listed as candidates for kidney and liver transplants – a rarity…


Evie Morgan

The ultrasound at a local imaging center in Springfield, MO showed Heather Morgan she was having a little girl. “I was so excited,” she says. “I couldn’t wait to go to my doctor’s office for their ultrasound, so 
I went to the imaging center first. I was 
so happy!” Her impatience was born out of…


Emiliya Konovalenko

Ask former Cardinals pitcher Andy Benes if he believes in spiritual connections linking people all over the world, and he answers with an enthusiastic ‘yes.’ “Christians are all part of the same spiritual family and we are called to put our faith into action,” says Benes. “God made us aware of a family in need…


Brystol Carter

“It was eye-opening; this was really what her heart looked like,” she said as she recalled holding the model in the palm of her hand at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital. “I was in awe that it was even possible to make something like this to see where everything was positioned.” Brystol Carter was…


Averi Budde

“They kept my daughter alive. I want to give back and help other people have the same kind of care we’ve had,” says Staci Budde. Averi Budde, her 7-year-old daughter, is well known at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital. She was born with five heart defects, strabismus and a rare chromosomal deletion, which may…

Glennon Sunday | Make miracles possible. - John Smith

John Smith

After drowning and being declared dead for almost an hour, John Smith came back to life after his mother prayed at his bedside.