• 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.

  • Chloe Dardis

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    At 5 months pregnant, Lori Hill learned that her baby had Turner syndrome, a chromosomal abnormality.

  • Kelby Telander

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    The Telanders believe they “have truly been blessed to be located next to one of the best hospitals in the nation for otolaryngology and cochlear implants, not to mention world renowned surgeons.”

  • Savannah Erck

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    According to her father, Dean, “Every neurosurgeon on the East Coast that I talked to said that if this was their daughter, they would want Arnold Menezes, MD to perform the surgery.”

  • Reid Shadle

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    At just 13 days old, Reid underwent the first of six open-heart surgeries.

  • Trae Hamilton

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    Trae Hamilton’s kidney donor also happens to be his dad. See Trae's story here.

  • Clarissa Kraayenbrink

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    Clarissa was born with congenital heart defects, including transposition of the “great arteries”–the aorta and pulmonary artery.

  • Cal Kunnert

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