• Parent Blog: Andrea and Zac Smith

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    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: Stephanie Fisher-Clark

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    "Nurses and doctors are not thanked enough, but without these amazing people today I wouldn’t know how to handle it." — Stephanie Fisher-Clark

  • Parent Blog: Hilary and Brannon Spengler

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    "We know we are very fortunate and are thankful for the care he received. Everyone that cared for our son played such a crucial part in his survival and experience." — Hilary and Brannon Spengler

  • Laurel Schaul

    Laurel Schaul

    Laurel was playing with friends in the basement of her Springville home when an accident left her with intense back pain. Her mother took her to a walk-in clinic, where she was directed to go to the emergency room at a Cedar Rapids hospital. As her mother was helping her into the van, Laurel told her she could feel her legs but could no longer move them.

  • Parent Blog: Jessica Flanscha

    "I will pick [University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital] every time we need specialized care."

    My daughter Katelyn broke her arm on Nov. 10, and our local doctor referred us to University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital. This was the first time any of my kids have ever needed hospital services or had surgery, and I have to say the experience was amazing, from start to finish.

  • Carley Neustel

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    Carley was rushed by helicopter to UI Stead Family Children's Hospital in September 2015 after a farm accident nearly severed both of her legs below the knees. She had also sustained a broken arm and a large cut on her scalp.

  • Aaron Miller

    Aaron Miller portrait

    Aaron came to UI Stead Family Children's Hospital emergency department after a routine physical with his local doctor showed he had lost 15 pounds since the previous year and his blood sugar was abnormally high. Aaron was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.

  • 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.

  • Maree Scholl

    Maree Scholl portrait

    Maree was playing at a neighborhood park with her friends and cousins in June 2013 when a 17-foot wooden pole came loose from the playground equipment and hit her on the head. Her skull was fractured in four places and was flown by helicopter to UI Stead Family Children's Hospital. Doctors weren’t sure if Maree would survive, and if she did, there were concerns about brain injury, facial movement, and her ability to walk and talk.

  • Meg Michalski

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    After a boating accident, Meg had to undergo emergency neurosurgery, but has now recovered to be an honor student. Read more about Meg’s story.

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