Nothing is scarier than having a sick child. What’s even worse is not knowing what is wrong or how to help your little one get better. During the early stages of pregnancy, doctors informed Ebony and Curtis that their daughter had a 1 in 17 chance of having Down Syndrome. When Faith was born, she did not have any characteristics of Down Syndrome, but something still wasn’t right.
By age 1, Faith was unable to stand, crawl or sit up on her own. She developed Eosinophilic Esophagitis, a severe G.I. disease, and food allergies, as well as experienced significant delays in her motor skills and intellectual function. Faith’s family knew they had to get the answers they desperately needed about her health issues, and fast.
After a visit to SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital, a team of doctors found the cause of Faith’s debilitating medical condition. She was born with a cyst on her brain and a rare Chromosome abnormality. Thanks to our skilled physicians, her family was able to get the correct diagnosis and receive the tools to help Faith not only survive, but thrive.
Today, Faith is living life to the fullest as a happy 8-year-old. She has defied the odds and loves to talk and play with her siblings, one of whom also receives care at our hospital.
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