• 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

  • Parent Blog: Serena Reemtsma

    Kali Garman

    A traumatic dirt bike injury resulted in a below-the-knee amputation.

  • Liam Young

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    For Liam, what first appeared to be flu-like symptoms was actually a life-threatening infection known as septicemia, or sepsis. Doctors at a local emergency room sent Liam by helicopter to UI Stead Family Children's Hospital, where his parents learned his liver and kidneys were failing.

  • Parent Blog: Erica Schmidt

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    Kale was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Burkitt’s lymphoma. Erica Schmidt shares her son's story in her own words.

  • Emma Miller

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    A reaction to fever reducing medicine revealed a syndrome that Emma was able to bounce back from.

  • Indya Sorrell

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    A go-kart accident sent Indya to the hospital, but after some surgeries she was able to go home and get back to what she enjoys. Read more about Indya’s story.

  • Maleah McCool

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    Maleah suffered near-fatal injuries in a horrific car crash, but after spending time in a coma is now a healthy high school student.

  • Cal Kunnert

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    An ATV accident required Cal to be air-lifted to UI Stead Family Children's Hospital.