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Carlie Rose Jackson

Carlie Rose Jackson

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Cardinal Glennon kid Matthew Shores playing baseball

Matthew Shores

When Matthew Shores was 2 months old in 2010, Matthew’s pediatrician noticed that he had an abnormal triangular head shape, including forehead ridging. He referred the family to SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital at SLU. It was here that Matthew’s mother Candice met Dr. Alexander Lin, MD, the Director of the St. Louis Cleft-Craniofacial…

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Cardinal Glennon patient Nikki Warnecke playing the banjo

Nikki Warnecke

Diane remembers that Nikki was on a respirator and in a coma. She was informed that Nikki had a broken pelvis, broken vertebrae, a lacerated liver, and a lacerated spleen. She had also acquired a diffuse axonal injury, a type of traumatic brain injury, in which recovery prognosis varies from moderate to severe cognitive deficits…

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Cardinal Glennon patient Max Ernest

Max Ernest

Jessica and Mykel Ernest from Poplar Bluff, Missouri were happily expecting their second child in early 2019, when the unexpected happened. At 20 weeks and 6 days, Jessica began losing amniotic fluid. This was devastating news to the couple, as both knew the risks of this happening so early in her pregnancy. Though she was…

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Cardinal Glennon patient Meleya Haberberger

Meleya Haberberger

In December 2008, Tiffany Haberberger found out at 17 weeks of pregnancy that her unborn daughter had a very complex congenital heart defect known as hypoplastic left heart.  For a child with this heart defect, most of the left side of the heart is small and underdeveloped. This usually affects the mitral valve, the aortic valve,…

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Beckham Bass

Seven-year-old Beckham is the son of Greg and Trish Bass and brother to 9-year-old Annalyn. Last summer, Beckham began experiencing stomach and leg pain and running an unexplained fever. One day in late July, he was playing baseball when he began limping and having difficulty running the bases. The next morning, blood work results led…

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Luke Beck

Luke Robert Beck is the 9-year-old son of Danny and Ronda Beck. He is the sixth of seven children in his family, having three brothers and three sisters. Luke started his journey at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon on May 19, 2017 at the age of 7, when he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Luke’s…

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Micheal Vu - Cardinal Glennon kid

Micheal Vu Jr.

On July 27, 2016, Micheal Vu Jr. was born six weeks early. Unknown to his parents, Melissa and Micheal Vu, their son had multiple congenital anomalies. Micheal Jr. was born with a tethered cord, anal atresia, multiple cardiac defects, tracheoesophageal fistula, cleft palate, renal defects, a limb abnormality (his right hand does not have a…

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Cardinal Glennon patient Lillian Wilson

Lillian Wilson

Sarah Wilson, and her husband, Jeremy, dreamed of having another baby. After going through IVF and a miscarriage, they feared that dream may never come true, until they received a positive pregnancy test. When Sarah was 26 weeks pregnant, they learned that their unborn baby had a congenital heart defect. Upon recommendation from her obstetrician,…

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Cardinal Glennon kid Lily Ward

Lily Elizabeth Ward

“You never think it is going to happen to you. One day you’re sitting in the doctor’s office talking about what you’re going to make for dinner that night… The next minute the doctor comes in and is telling you that your baby will need open heart surgery after she is born.” This is how…

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