Anna Carroll
Dale County
Not Feature Story
On July 11, 2005, we were blessed with a beautiful baby girl named Anna. My husband said the first thing he did while holding her was count all 10 fingers and all 10 toes. Life was perfect until one checkup when Anna was 4 months old. Her pediatrician noticed that her head had not rounded out and was still pointed at the top. Later that day, we discovered it was caused by her soft spots fusing together much too soon. It was determined that Anna had Craniosynostosis. She was immediately referred to Children’s in Birmingham, Ala. We met with Dr. Grant, Dr. Blount and their staff at Anna’s first appointment. We were nervous parents, but they did everything to make us feel calm, and they assured us that our baby girl was in safe hands. Indeed, she was.

In February 2006, Anna had her surgery and spent a week at Children’s. The staff was so warm and friendly. Not only did they look after our daughter, but they also took care of us. They are very sensitive to the fact that children are not typical patients and the parents may need comfort at times. Since then, we make annual visits to Children’s. We have had the privilege of watching the hospital grow and expand in efforts to assist more children and their families. Our family is so grateful to have such a wonderful hospital to care for our daughter. Thank you Children’s!