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Lena Hill in Old Capitol

Avenues to effect change

UI Professor Lena Hill discusses her new appointment as senior associate to the president
Lena Hill, recently appointed senior associate to the president, discusses the priorities and experiences she brings to her new role.
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Children's Hospital announces 2016 Kid Captains

Current, former patients represent hospital at Hawkeye football games
Thirteen current and former UI Children’s Hospital patients will take their turn representing the hospital as Kid Captains during the Iowa Hawkeyes’ 2016 football season.
Kid Captain on the field

Kid Captain 2016 nominations are now open

Program pairing UI Children's Hospital, Hawkeye football enters eighth year
Parents and guardians of current or former patients have until March 31 to nominate their child to be a 2016 Kid Captain.
Kid Captain Kaelea

Marion girl, 12, will be honorary Kid Captain for Big Ten Championship game

Severe, life-threatening asthma will require lifetime treatment
When Kaelea Butterfield was in kindergarten, her parents learned she has severe, life-threatening asthma. Not only is she unable to breathe in enough oxygen during an episode, she’s unable to breathe out carbon dioxide as well.
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Hedrick girl, 16, to serve as honorary Kid Captain for Heroes Game

Reagen Kopsieker is a spunky, spirited 16-year-old who loves to spend her time shopping and on social media, a sharp contrast to the days after her birth, when her parents worried she wouldn’t live to see her first birthday.
Beau Atkinson Kid Captain

Central City boy, 13, is Kid Captain when Hawkeyes host Purdue Nov. 21

Unusual bruising as a toddler led to diagnosis of hemophilia
Hemophilia is a rare disorder in which the blood doesn’t clot normally because it lacks certain crucial proteins. Beau Atkinson would bleed internally rather than externally, which led to bruising. Making matters worse, Beau received the most severe hemophilia diagnosis.
Drake Fricke

Marshalltown boy, 8, is Kid Captain when Hawkeyes host Minnesota on Saturday

Drake Fricke was diagnosed with Hirschsprung's disease a day after his birth
When Drake Fricke was just one day old, doctors in Marshalltown found a blockage in his colon and sent him to a Des Moines hospital where it was suggested he may have Hirschsprung’s disease, a condition that affects the colon and can make newborns unable to have a bowel movement.
Sean Peck

Tipton boy, 5, is Kid Captain when Hawkeyes host Maryland on Halloween

Family participates in clinical trials to help find a cure for cystic fibrosis
When Sean Peck was 9 days old, a test revealed he has cystic fibrosis (CF), a genetic disorder that causes his body to produce thick, sticky mucus. The disease impacts Sean’s lungs, pancreas, and liver, affecting his breathing, digestion, and growth.