• Parent blog: Dani and Joe Louison

    Joseph Louison, portrait

    Our child was diagnosed with hydrocephalus a few days after he was born. We were referred to University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital after a few months because our son’s condition seemed to be getting worse.

  • Parent Blog: Andrea and Zac Smith

    Charlotte Smith portrait

    From the minute he arrived, he was so impressed with Iowa City and how they handled the situation and continued to keep us updated with Charlotte’s progress.

  • Parent Blog: Ashley Coake

    Kooper Coake, portrait

    "The day we left, I cried. I cried because of the amazing care we received and the friendships I had made."

  • Parent Blog: Kim and Jared Irish

    Mason Irish photo

    "I didn't understand, after so much that my husband and I had already gone through, why this and why now."

  • Parent Blog: Tricia and Casey Wells

    Jayden and Delaney Wells, photo

    "Tricia, this is not for you to worry about. As of now, you are healthy, and you are pregnant. This is a journey you should enjoy. Don't stress. Any complications that come up are for us to worry about and manage, not you." I immediately knew I was right where I needed to be.

  • Parent Blog: Tishana and Eric Suiter

    Eli Suiter, portrait

    "There are not enough words to say how great this hospital is. They are there for you in probably the worst time of your life."

  • Parent Blog: Anna and Derik Woody

    Piper Woody, portrait

    Piper was born with a rare condition called esophageal atresia (EA). Her parents Anna and Derik had no idea what to expect.

  • Parent Blog: Jade Dix

    Eli Dix holding his growth chart

    "He is still small for his age, but looking at him, you'd never know he had to fight to live."

  • Parent Blog: Shayna Boxleiter

    Amelia Boxleiter photo

    "We felt at 28 weeks things were going to be OK, but unfortunately there were many complications for what had seemed to be a perfectly healthy full-term baby."

  • Knox Tysdahl

    Tysdahl family photo

    “People put clichés on teaching hospitals, they say they’re impersonal, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. This place is incredibly special to us. These people are family.”

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