St. Louis Doctor Successful In Treating Children With Rare Polio-Like Illness

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – A St. Louis surgeon has successfully treated children suffering from a rare, polio-like illness.

Washington University Dr. Amy Moore has made a breakthrough in restoring function to the legs of children paralyzed by acute flaccid myelitis (AFM). Families from around the country are coming to St. Louis Children’s Hospital for specialized surgery for their children.

One of those children came back to the hospital Friday for a follow-up visit.

In 2016, six-year-old Brandon Noblitt of Greenville, South Carolina was a healthy little baseball player but that changed over the course of one week.