Week of Feb. 18, 2019
The Hannibal (Missouri) Courier-Post ran the story Feb. 15 of a 13-year-old from Paris, Missouri, who had an emergency heart transplant at St. Louis Children's Hospital a year after his mother died from heart failure.
The obituary of pro golfer Gene Littler in the San Diego News-Tribune Feb. 16 and other media outlets including ESPN and the San Francisco Chronicle notes that Littler considered his win at the 1973 SLCH Open tournament was his most significant win, as it was his first after recovering from cancer.
The Alton (Illinois) Telegraph reported Feb. 18 on a Greenville girl whose college basketball career has been interrupted as she undergoes treatment at SLCH for Hodgkins lymphoma.
The naming of Alexis Elward, MD, as SLCH chief medical officer was reported Feb. 18 in Becker's Hospital Review.
KMOX-AM reported Feb. 19 on a Granite City, Illinois, pastor who helped an Australian family from his tiny, rural hometown during their stay in St. Louis while their son had selective dorsal rhizotomy surgery at SLCH.
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