Kendra Hines, portrait
Mount Vernon, Iowa
Iowa vs. Purdue, 10/19/19

Kendra was born with Down syndrome, and began having breathing issues as a baby. At two months old, she stopped breathing in the middle of the night and was rushed to University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital where she underwent surgery to remove excess skin around her airway. Pediatric specialists at UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital also discovered that Kendra stopped breathing an average of 9 times a night, leading her to use a CPAP machine.

Kendra is an outgoing girl known for her dancing, and is a joy to all who know her.

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