Patient Stories

Ray's story

Thanks to the UI Hospitals & Clinics Ray Haas was able to get back to his very active lifestyle with no limitations after he had a hip replacement.

Bariatric surgery — it will change your life

"I can remember being chubby in grade school. I was the one who didn’t want to get on the scale so others could see what I weighed. You name the diet, and I’ve been on it – but after awhile your motivation lags, and you go back to your old ways."

Math professor counts on UI for innovative cardiac procedure

Roseanne Wolf and Dr. Michael Giudici
“Every time I come in for a follow-up with Dr. Giudici, he’s telling me to go run more races,” Roseanne says. “There are no restrictions to what I can do now whatsoever.”

New diabetes program connects pregnant patients and providers using cellular-enabled glucose meter

Erin Guthrie
Erin Guthrie was expecting a new baby, not diabetes.

2016 Transplant Games Athlete — Katina Waldorf

Katina participated in the Transplant Games for her children. Katina wanted to show her children what she can do, and how healthy she has become. Donation has been a blessing for Katina since she can now watch her children and grandchildren grow.

2016 Transplant Games Athlete — Hailey Steimel

Hailey has turned her medical illness into a very positive experience. Hailey's transplant has given her a second chance at life and the ability to follow her dream of helping others. She is currently enrolled in community college and is leaning toward a career in medical social work.

2016 Transplant Games Athlete — Kevin Slifka

Kevin wants people to know that organ donation is an opportunity to give another person a higher quality of life. In Kevin's case, he feels physically and emotionally healthier than he did before his donation. For Kevin, he finds the reward in being able to watch his organ recipient accomplish great things — like participating in the Transplant Games!

2016 Transplant Games Athlete — Beckham Scadlock

Beckham Scadlock is a heart recipient and a transplant patient with University of Iowa Children's Hospital. Beckham participated in the Transplant Games' bowling and swimming events, as well as in a variety of track and field events such as the long jump, softball throw, and the youth 50m run.

2016 Transplant Games Athlete — Mary Beth Murray

On Jan. 3, 2013, Mary Beth underwent surgery and successfully helped her friend in need. This year, she and Eric participated in the 2016 Transplant Games, which was held June 10-15 in Cleveland, Ohio. They competed together in the Transplant Games' donor/recipient bowling. Mary Beth also competed alone in track and field events.

2016 Transplant Games Athlete — Jonathan Kiser

Jonathan traveled from his hometown of Muscatine, Iowa to Cleveland, Ohio to compete in the 2016 Donate Life Transplant Games as a kidney recipient. He participated in a variety of bowling events and showed his skill at darts.