Baby Hospitalized Since Birth Celebrates First Birthday

A St. Louis family is celebrating a special birthday at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

Little Oakes Ortyl has spent most of his life in the hospital. He’s had a double lung transplant, two open heart surgeries and chemo to help him survive.

His parents took the experience and created the Mighty Oakes Heart Foundation to help other parents who spend time in the hospital.

The family has raised $100,000 so far and says Oakes will be headed home next month.

www.mightyoakes.org