Aubrey Bussan-Kluesner, portrait
Age: 
8
Hometown: 
Dyersville, Iowa
Game: 
Iowa vs. Minnesota, 11/16/19

Aubrey’s parents knew something wasn’t right with their daughter when she wasn’t meeting all her developmental and behavioral milestones. Teachers and other family members also expressed concern, so Aubrey’s parents took her to their local doctor, but didn’t find any answers. Still concerned, Aubrey’s mother called University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital for developmental and behavioral screenings.

Aubrey was diagnosed with a learning disorder, as well as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), mixed receptive-expressive language disorder, anxiety disorder, and speech sound disorder.

Since her diagnoses, Aubrey has improved and continues to do well. Her medical journey will be lifelong, but Aubrey lives every day to the fullest with her beautiful smile and love for animals.

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