Meet Kid Captain Eve Jimenez
Eve Jimenez survived a rare autoimmune disorder as a 4-year-old – and the same condition four years later – with the help of University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital.
Her condition diminished within 20 minutes, so Lindsey called UI Stead Family Children's Hospital. Experts there consulted with the local doctors and Eve was flown to Iowa City, where she was diagnosed with multiphasic ADEM, meaning the condition recurred.
Eve’s recurrent ADEM was due to MOG antibody-associated disease, a neurological disorder characterized by inflammation in the optic nerve, spinal cord, and brain.
Eve fought back from her second bout with ADEM and receives infusion treatments to suppress her immune system. Now 8 and in third grade, she enjoys dance class and other activities.
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