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Our Patients

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…

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Cardinal Glennon patient Gage Dugan

Gage Dugan

Seven-year-old Gage Dugan loves to play baseball on the Britton’s Bullpen team from Olney, IL. In December of 2012 Gage was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in his shin bone and has been in remission since 2015. However, in 2014 he was diagnosed with cryopyrin-associated autoinflammatory syndrome, also known as CAPS, which makes him very susceptible to…

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Brock Beins- Pattonville High Student

Brock Beins

It hurt and looked pretty bad after another wrestler fell on Brock Beins at practice, dislocating his elbow. “When you have a child who is injured, it is panic,” says Brock’s mother, Sandra. “Sam, the athletic trainer at Pattonville, told us to contact Katie at Cardinal Glennon SportsCare.” Brock, 17, is a senior at Pattonville…

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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…

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"Super Thomas" and Uncle Joey

Super Thomas and Uncle Joey

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 Anne Lorenz. “Then someone told him, ‘Thomas Lorenz is up here — Joey’s nephew.’” Carol…

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Lilly Yank

Lilly Yank

Expecting our third child, we were blessed that SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital was chosen for us to be our home away from home for our sweet miracle to come.  At 24 weeks, we were told by our OB GYN…a man we had come to love and trust, our baby girl had some sort…

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Cardinal Glennon patient Mia Amerson

Mia Amerson

Mia Amerson was only 2 months old when she was diagnosed with sickle cell anemia disease (SCD). Sickle cell anemia is an inherited condition in which there aren’t enough healthy red blood cells to carry adequate oxygen throughout your body. In sickle cell anemia, the red blood cells become rigid, sticky and are shaped like…

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Cardinal Glennon patient Blake Bahr

Blake Bahr

Blake’s journey with SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital began at just 2 days old when he was transferred by ambulance and officially went into kidney failure. At 3 days old his dialysis catheter was surgically placed and we knew our son would need a lifesaving kidney transplant once he met the size and age requirements. During…

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Cardinal Glennon kid Kennedy Burger

Kennedy Burger

“We were at Target trying on shoes.” That’s what Kennedy Burger remembers about the day her SSM Health Cardinal Glennon journey began. Her ankles and feet were so swollen that her local doctor sent her to be evaluated at the Dan Dierdorf Emergency & Trauma Center at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital. There, SLUCare…

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Cardianl Glennon kid Alec Ingram

Alec Ingram

“This is something that you never think is going to happen to you. You wish you didn’t have to go through these things, but you do and we have been blessed with all of things that have been given to Alec at Cardinal Glennon,” says Jennifer Ingram of Washington, MO. In May 2015 Alec Ingram,…

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