Jeg Weets, portrait
Morrison, Illinois
Iowa vs. Illinois, 11/23/19

At 2 years old, Jeg was seen by pediatric gastroenterologists at University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital, and was ultimately diagnosed with Crohn’s disease at age 4. When pediatric specialists noticed that his spleen was enlarged at a routine visit, they pushed for answers. Through extensive testing, Jeg was diagnosed with Niemann Pick Type C (NPC), a rare, progressive genetic disorder where cholesterol accumulates in body tissues, including the brain.

While there is no cure for NPC, Jeg receives an experimental drug, and continues to inspire everyone he meets.

View the full roster of 2019 Kid Captains here.