Guardian of Childhood – Kayla Valloni, RN

As a registered nurse in the Heart Center, Kayla reflects on what it means to her to be a guardian of childhood with a story about a baby she was able to take care of for only a few days. She describes the ways that the staff at St. Louis Children’s Hospital go the extra mile to help and comfort families in many circumstances, even if the child has passed on.

St. Louis Children’s Hospital-Washington University in Saint Louis, MO is ranked nationally in 10 pediatric specialties. The heart center at St. Louis Children’s hospital has the largest pediatric heart team in the region, including over cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, cardiac interventionalists, electrophysiologists, cardiac anesthesiologists, and over 80 clinical staff members.

The Guardians of Childhood is an initiative through St. Louis Children’s Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri that helps every kid be and stay healthy through a variety of programs. A key priority of the Guardians of Childhood is to discover better treatments and find cures for childhood illnesses and diseases. Thanks to innovative partnerships and generous donors, we are shaping the future of pediatric medicine.

To learn more about the Guardians of Childhood, visit

For more information about the Heart Center at St. Louis Children’s Hospital visit

Want to hear more from St. Louis Children’s Hospital?

Subscribe to the St Louis Children’s Hospital YouTube Channel:…

Like us on Facebook:
Follow us on Twitter:
Visit Children’s MomDocs (a blog by mom physicians at St Louis Children’s Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine):

Learn More About Donating on YouTube:…

Products You May Like

Articles You May Like

The trendy toys your kids will love this holiday season
Gestational diabetes mellitus linked to early particulate matter exposure with high BMI
COVID-19 pandemic caused rapid brain aging in adolescents
MHRA authorizes the use of Pfizer/Biontech COVID-19 vaccine in kids aged 6 months to 4 years
8 Hanukkah Crafts and Desserts to Make the Festival of Lights Shine Brightly

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *