• 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.

  • Jack Koehn

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    When prenatal tests showed that Julie’s unborn baby was hydrocephalic, the NICU team began to plan for Jack’s birth.