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Help us reach our goal for Cardinal Glennon kids!

Anticipation is one of the hallmarks of childhood. Waiting for Christmas. Wishing for that special gift from Santa. Counting down the days until that special moment.

When a child is sick or injured, their families may not count down days, or even hours. Time is often measured in heartbeats, especially for Luke.

Luke Newbern and familyHe was born with congenital heart disease, a life-threatening condition that affects 1 in 100 births across the country. Luke spent his first month of life in the intensive care unit at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital, undergoing his first open-heart surgery when he was just 9 days old. His parents watched those heartbeats on his bedside monitor, anxiously hoping for his recovery. When he later returned for a second open-heart surgery, Luke’s doctors and nurses again successfully maintained his tiny heartbeat.

The skilled surgeons at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon, along with nurses and other professionals, saved Luke’s life and save the lives of children every day. SSM Health Cardinal Glennon relies on the support of friends like you who enable us to continue our lifesaving Mission of providing exceptional health care to all children, regardless of their family’s ability to pay.

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We are blessed to have the faith and trust of Luke and his family, and to have friends like you who support our lifesaving work. Your heartfelt donation will not only impact the lives of the children in our care, but also contribute to our Mission:

“Through our exceptional health care services,
we reveal the healing presence of God.”