MIRACLE MONDAYS – Brandon Mcilroy

The story of Brandon Mcilroy

Though you would never know it by his sincerely sweet disposition and sunny personality, Brandon Mcilroy has been a patient of HSHS St. John’s Children’s Hospital for nearly 15 years. Since Brandon was 10 days old, he has had multiple surgeries, outpatient and inpatient surgeries, and pediatric rehabilitation.

Brandon was born with Anal Stenosis. “Anal stenosis is the most common type of outflow obstruction and is usually mistaken for constipation,” said Angela Mcilroy, Brandon’s Mom. “It was a scary diagnosis and it took some time for us to realize just what was ahead of us. He has battled with bowel, urinary and tube issues for most of his life.”

Brandon has faced other challenges as well but he has not let it stop him. Because of his therapy and care at St. John’s, he can enjoy sports such as, swimming, running, and his favorite….basketball! “Brandon is a people person,” said Angela. “He loves to talk to everyone and has an infectious smile!”

“I have been at other hospitals outside of Springfield where I didn’t know anyone. Having to travel such a long distance definitely made me appreciate St. John’s Children’s Hospital.”

Do you have a miracle child that was treated as HSHS St. John’s Children’s Hospital? Facebook message us or email dave.newton@hshs.org and tell us your story! #miraclemondays

 

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