• Brock Beinhart

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    Brock Beinhart seemed perfectly healthy at first. But soon after being born at an Iowa City hospital in October 1998, it became clear to doctors and nurses that something was wrong. Brock was having difficulty breathing, and his skin color was a dusky gray.

  • Taytum Bell

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    Taytum developed a rare autoimmune disease as a child but after a week of in hospital treatment is back to what she loves. Read more about Taytum’s story.

  • Maddie Strauss

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    At the age of eight, Maddie suffered a severe stroke. Now she approaches every day with enthusiasm. Read more about Maddie’s story.

  • Nate Fisher

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    There was a strong possibility that Nate wouldn’t live past a few months old, but UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital never treated him that way. He’s past 10 now.

  • Austin Hills

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    At the age of eight, Austin had his right eye remove. He ended up as a straight-A student at West Branch High School.Read more about Nate’s story.

  • Zephan Abel

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    Zephan was born with Alagille syndrome and has had many surgeries because of it, but has made giant strides.

  • Ross Wiltgen

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    Ross suffers from a condition only forty others in the world do.

  • 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.

  • Mason Allen

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    Mason spent his first 10 weeks receiving life-saving care in the NICU.

  • Korri Hoeger

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    Korri and her parents traveled three times a week to UI Stead Family Children's Hospital for dialysis. It’s about 160 miles round-trip, but an alternative option was in the works. Korri became the first UI Stead Family Children's Hospital patient to receive dialysis at home.