Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome Awareness Game was first organized in 2013 after the birth of our twin boys. Aidan and Blake were born in October of 2012. Prior and after to my wife being diagnosed with TTTS we were unaware of any Hospitals or medical teams that could perform the fetal surgery to reverse the effects of TTTS and save our unborn babies.
When my wife was in so much pain and discomfort she went to a local hospital and was told she could not travel to Cincinnati, OH to be treated. We were then informed of the St. Louis Fetal Care Institute (FCI). The FCI was a team of doctors and nurses from SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Childrens Hospital and St. Mary's Hospital.
We were very hesitant on having the surgery at St. Mary's Hospital and the FCI team. After talking to RN Katie and Dr. Vlastos we decided to have the surgery. Before and after the surgery was performed Dr. Vlastos explained everything in detail so you could understand what Dr. Vlastos was explaining to you. The FCI seemed as if they were family up until our boys were born and still today the FCI is family to us.
Dr. Vlastos and his team is an extraordinary medical team. I would recommend the FCI to anyone I know that needs any type of Fetal surgery. Due to their professionalism and knowledge they are a world class medical team. So I wanted to show them my families appreciation and to help other families in need I created this event.
In honor of The Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome Foundation's TTTS World Awareness Day the St. Louis Fetal Care Institute put together this special video with the help from the great families of St. Louis Fetal Care Institute.
Please join us in building awareness about Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome by sharing these videos with friends and family.
The first four annual Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS) Awareness Games with the St. Louis Cardinals has raised $8700.00 for The St. Louis Fetal Care Institute.
Go to the Ticket tab to purchase tickets. The proceeds will again go to St. Louis Fetal Care Institute @ SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital.