Children with rare genetic disorder gather for research clinic at Washington University

ST. LOUIS — Emily Bejerano, who has worn glasses since before she can remember, was diagnosed at age 5 with insulin-dependent diabetes. Two years later, a doctor linked her vision troubles and diabetes symptoms to diagnose her with Wolfram syndrome, a rare genetic disease that affects only one in every 500,000 people worldwide. “You see […]

Students with sickle cell disease stay on track with help from St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Brandon Gardner graduated Friday on schedule with his class from Trinity Catholic High School in north St. Louis County. The rite of passage wasn’t always a certainty for Gardner, 18, who was born with sickle cell disease and has endured various complications including infections and chronic pain throughout childhood. In March of his junior year, […]