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Kid Captain Nick

Pella boy, 12, to be Kid Captain when Hawkeyes host Illinois for Homecoming

Toddler's once-quirky gait was diagnosed as Duchenne muscular dystrophy
DMD is a genetic disorder that causes progressive muscle degeneration. It is most common in very young boys and first affects the muscles of the hips, pelvic area, thighs, and shoulders. It eventually impacts additional muscles, and by the early teen years, the heart and respiratory muscles become affected.
Kid Captain Logan

Mason City boy, 6, is Honorary Kid Captain when Hawkeyes travel to Wisconsin

Logan Brown was born with microcephaly and other birth defects
When Logan Brown was just 20 hours old, his doctors noticed a blood clot near a large vein that carries blood to his heart. He was transferred to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at University of Iowa Children’s Hospital, where pediatric specialists discovered other challenges.
Laila Walton

Cedar Rapids girl to be Kid Captain when Hawkeyes host North Texas

Girl's rare disorder puts potassium, sodium at odds and causes chemical imbalance
Genetic testing revealed that Laila Walton possessed a variant of the gene associated with hypokalemic periodic paralysis, a rare kidney disorder, which may be responsible for her symptoms.
Kid Captain Colton

Sioux City boy, 8, is Kid Captain when Hawkeyes host Pittsburgh Sept. 19

Colton Barker had eye removed after cancer diagnosis at age 2
Colton's parents noticed something cloudy in their toddler's eye in 2009 and thought it was related to their new puppy. Their doctor recognized the symptoms and referred the family to UI Children's Hospital, where it was determined Colton had retinoblastoma, a rare cancer of the retina.
Abi Frye jersey

Muscatine teen to be honorary Kid Captain when Hawks take on Iowa State Sept. 12

Abi Frye was born at just 25 weeks
Early on in her pregnancy, Abi’s mother, Julie, wasn’t feeling well and was diagnosed with preeclampsia, a pregnancy complication that causes high blood pressure and protein in the urine, which can be life-threatening to both mother and baby.
girl in Iowa football jersey

Pella girl, 8, is Kid Captain for Hawkeyes' season opener

Makayla Bell was born with her organs outside her body
Eight-year-old Makayla Bell was born with OEIS syndrome, named for each of the birth defects characterized by the disorder.
2014 Kid Captain Treyvon Martin stands on the sidelines with the Iowa Hawkeyes.

UI Children's Hospital announces 2015 Kid Captains

Program kicks off seventh year with Hawkeyes
Thirteen kids ranging in age from 5 to 18 will serve as the UI Children's Hospital Kid Captains during the 2015 Hawkeye football season.
Kid captain standing with UI Hawkeye football players

UI Children's Hospital opens nominations for 2015 Kid Captains

Program enters seventh year, nominations accepted through March 24
Parents and guardians of current or former pediatric patients of University of Iowa Children’s Hospital are invited to nominate their child as a Kid Captain for the Hawkeyes’ 2015 football season. Nominations will be accepted through March 24.
Liam Feeley

West Des Moines boy, 10, is Kid Captain when Hawkeyes take on Nebraska

Rare genetic disorder left Liam Feeley missing large bones in his arms
When Liam was 2 months old, the Feeleys came to University of Iowa Children’s Hospital and met with pediatric orthopedic surgeon Ericka Lawler, who put the family at ease.
Rylan Mohr

Hudson boy, 8, will be Kid Captain when Hawkeyes host Wisconsin Nov. 22

Skin condition causes blisters at the slightest irritation
"UI Children’s Hospital has really changed our lives. They brought Rylan along from a disease which he was not expected to live more than a year to being a very healthy 8-year-old boy," says Mark Mohr, Rylan's father.