• Rylan Mohr

    Rylan Mohr portrait

    Rylan was born with an extremely rare skin disease called epidermolysis bullosa, a condition that causes his skin to be extremely fragile and to blister and come off with the slightest friction. His condition was detected at birth, and he was transferred to UI Stead Family Children's Hospital when he was just 3 days old.

  • Faith LeMaster

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    Faith was transferred to the UI Stead Family Children's Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit when she was five days old. She had multiple organ failure, bleeding on the brain and gastrointestinal issues. In her 10 years of care at UI Stead Family Children's Hospital, she has been seen by doctors and nurses in 17 different areas.

  • Listening Matters for Mothers

    Cassie Howard of Cedar Falls

    UI study shows mothers with prematurely born infants benefit from personal sessions with NICU nurses.

  • Dylan Holub

    Dylan Holub portrait

    When doctors in their hometown “gave us a one percent chance that Dylan would survive,” the Holub family requested to be transferred to UI Stead Family Children's Hospital. Read more about Dylan’s story.

  • Carson Thomas

    Carson Thomas portrait

    Carson has been treated in almost every pediatric department but is now a boy who just loves the Hawkeyes. Read more about Carson’s story.

  • Newborn Beats the Odds

    Noelle Larger Pic

    Noelle was born eight weeks before her due date and 12 weeks after her mother's water first broke. Read more about Noelle's story.

  • Brynn Bowman

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    A routine ultrasound at 20 weeks brought alarming news for Brynn’s parents.

  • Emery Tillberg

    Emery Tillberg

    Halfway through Sarah Tillberg’s pregnancy, it became clear something was seriously wrong.

  • Landon

    My name is Rachel, I am a NICU nurse and the mother of two children, both of which were born very prematurely one at 30 weeks and the second at 25 weeks. Both pregnancies were

  • Parent to Parent Stories

    Parents of NICU graduates offer their words of wisdom to other families.

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