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Their journeys experienced first hand

Teddy and Lisa's Story: A Remarkable Friendship

JR's Story: Inspirational Healing

Rae's Story: Living a New Normal With Gusto

Kohen's Story: Amazing Recovery

Patient Stories

Amazing things happen here everyday


From Wheelchair to Running

After winning state in cross country as a freshman in 2021, Allie’s life changed in an instant in June 2022…


Battle Against GBS

Walking on the beach may not seem like a big accomplishment for a 7-year-old boy. But for Palmer, the achievement…


Finding the Right Place for Healing

When an Illinois State Trooper knocked on his door, Jim Gray knew right away something serious had happened.


Finally Finding Help and Hope for Bowel Issues

Conquering bathroom issues can be life-changing. That’s what 5-year-old…


Driven to Walk Again

“On May 1st, I got shot.” On any given summer afternoon, you might have found Jaeden outside with…


Coming Home for Healing

Sometimes, home is where the most healing happens. Thanks to intensive therapy and a child-focused…

Blake and Brody

Changing Lives Beyond Our Walls

Our team gives all. When patients come to us for care, we embrace the whole family to offer help…


Can-Do Spirit Makes Teen Unstoppable

Jeremiah came to Ranken Jordan in June 2019 after suffering a spinal…


The Surprising Face of Strength

Some of the most fragile patients often have the strongest spirits. Born with significant heart defects…


Rebuilding Hope One Hug at a Time

In January 2019, 2-year-old Youstiana and her family were in a tragic…


The Healing Power of Fun, Music and Positivity

The word “fun” wasn’t on 16-year-old Tyler’s mind when he arrived…


Love and Determination Conquers All

Nothing could stop 18-year-old David from being part of his brother…



Spreading Generosity

Three years ago, Haili was in a serious car accident that caused Traumatic Brain Injury and left her unresponsive…


Super and Mighty

Immediately after his birth, Asher was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy, or SMA. He has one…


Ready to Live the New Normal with Gusto

After a fun-filled holiday season in 2018, 14-year-old Rae began feeling sick…


New Milestones for Charming Hospital Mini Celebrity

With a tousled mop of blonde hair and a mischievous, charming grin…


Gaining on Cancer One Step at a Time

Like many 5-year-old boys, Taylor was a mix of silly and sweet who always…


Faith Finds Hope

Faith Skaggs, 18, doesn’t remember the car accident just before Christmas 2018 that caused a traumatic…


Dancing Back Into Life

On a cold January night in the small southern Illinois town of Eldorado, 17-year-old Joey Etienne’s…


A Special Heart

Samantha is a sweet 1 year old with a special heart, and she has stolen the hearts of everyone at Ranken…


Finding A New Voice

Sariah was an active and talented five-year-old who couldn’t wait to start kindergarten. She danced…


Focusing on the Moment

Christa entered this world with a wild and adventurous spirit. At nine months, she was climbing out of her…


A Character With Expression

Courtney, Serenity’s mom, was 28 weeks pregant when she suffered an abruption and had to emergently deliver her…


Beads & Milestones

At Ranken Jordan, every patient receives a bead for every milestone they achieve, which could be anything…


Perspective & Perserverance

Kiland was a star tennis player at Parkway North High School in St. Louis. In fact, he was one of the best…


Serving with Honor

Nick was 20 years old when he sustained a traumatic brain injury and left tibia-fibula fracture when he was…


Sass & Singing

Phalynn was born at only 28-weeks and was rushed right into the NICU where she spent the next year and a half. She…


Advocating for Others

Cheyenne was enjoying soccer camp as a young girl, when she started feeling ill. At first, she thought she had a regular…