• 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

  • Hope

    Dan, Karen and Hope Bernick Dan and Karen Bernick’s daughter, Hope, was born weighing one pound, three ounces in July of 1992.

  • Isabel

    Isabel was born on Monday, November 22 on the 30th anniversary of the assassination of JFK. I don’t think I would have really known this fact had it not been for the constant television reporting and my pacing in front

  • Faith

    Even though it has been six years since our story began, it all comes back to me as if it was only yesterday. My story began eight weeks into my pregnancy with my second child.

  • Elle

    When I look at Elle, I’m still amazed that she was the tiny 24-week baby born in the back of our car. No one who sees her today would ever guess.