Tree of Hope – KMOX

Give hope to a child this Christmas

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Tree of Hope – KMOX

Give hope to a child this Christmas

Thank you for supporting Cardinal Glennon kids!

From a very early age, I dreamed of being a wife and mother. I dressed my Barbie dolls up and talked to them about getting married and having children. I didn't have a Ken doll, otherwise I'm sure I would've staged a Barbie wedding! While dreaming of motherhood, I never imagined my children getting sick. I was blessed with two healthy sons and that's why I am standing shoulder to shoulder with Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital and this year's TREE OF HOPE KMOX TEAM.

Because most parents are just like me, they never thought, "What if my child gets sick?" I'm inviting you to join me and give at Treeofhope.org/kmox I want to help Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital be ready for every mom and dad that gets frightening health news! Join me and help the TREE OF HOPE KMOX TEAM continue the mission of helping every child that needs us.

Every gift, no matter the size, makes a significant impact on the hope and healing for the children we serve. Click HERE and please give! - Carol Daniel, KMOX

Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital has discovered unique ways to help heal a child and help them find hope. We’ve all heard that music heals the soul…It’s been shown to provide positive results in reducing pain, anxiety, stress and much more. Music Therapy is used at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital daily to assist patients by improving their experience.

Equally as important is the Footprints Program, you may remember the Footprints poem, this program makes sure the child’s pain and symptoms are properly manage. Please make a one-time gift today by donating to the TREE OF HOPE KMOX TEAM you can even make your donation in honor of a loved one during this holiday season by clicking HERE.
Thank you. - Bo Matthews, KMOX

There is a term I learned from a family that spent time at a pediatric hospital. It’s called a “halo,” and it’s referring to the mark on the wall of the waiting room that a parent leaves after resting their tired head for long periods of time.

I think about what Cardinal Glennon offers to those parents. They offer hope. They offer world class, family-centered health care. They offer a place to turn that won’t turn them away because of the inability to pay. And that’s why I support Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital. I want to make sure organizations that are vital to children are here forever, and parents have a place to rest their head knowing the very best are taking care of their child. Click HERE to make a gift. - Ryan Wrecker, KMOX

KMOX is proud to partner once again with generous community supporters like you to raise funds for SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital’s Tree of Hope year-end campaign.

Through philanthropic donations from supporters like you, we are helping SSM Health Cardinal Glennon continue to fund programs that are not always covered by insurance, but so necessary to a child’s recovery.

Because of you and your support, SSM Health Cardinal Glennon invests in program enhancements, facility updates, charity care and much more. Through your incredible generosity, SSM Health Cardinal Glennon funds general and program-specific improvements, purchases state-of-the-art equipment and even assists with launching new programs. Most importantly, all children in our community receive the very best care, regardless of their family’s ability to pay.

Tree of Hope patient Hailey

1 pound, 10 ounces. That is all Hailey weighed at birth.

After a complicated pregnancy, Jennifer’s little miracle came prematurely at 26 weeks. Hailey immediately was transferred to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital for her best chance of survival.

In her first few months of life, Hailey developed klebsiella pneumonia, along with bronchopulmonary dysplasia, a form of chronic lung disease. Hailey’s tiny body was fighting hard, yet she continued to decline.

“Her doctors told me she needed an emergency tracheotomy. It would be a risky surgery, but I couldn’t give up on her. I had to put my faith and trust in her Cardinal Glennon team,” says Hailey’s mom, Jennifer. Thankfully, our skilled physicians performed her surgery and gave Hailey another chance at life. After 277 long days, she left SSM Health Cardinal Glennon and started the next chapter of her healing.

Hailey is now a happy one-year-old child with a big personality. While she has a long road of recovery ahead, Hailey continues to show her strength and bring joy to her family and care team. “Every minute I get to spend with my daughter is because of Cardinal Glennon and the amazing people in the community who help this special place,” says Jennifer.

Hailey graduating from the NICU at Cardinal Glennon

Your support makes a BIG difference in the lives of our sickest and smallest patients. Please make a special holiday donation today!