Patient Stories

Family advocates for lawn mower safety after accident

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University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital
On Aug. 30, 2017, life changed for Ryan Manahl and his family when his 3-year-old son, Tate, was accidentally run over with a lawn mower. “I tried to keep him calm but I kept thinking the worst – ‘Is this really it? Is my son going to die in my arms right now and he hasn’t even started to live his life?’”

Amber grateful for 'incredible journeys' before and after motherhood

Amber Bowers had two incredible pregnancy journeys thanks to care from Rachel Maassen, MD at University of Iowa Health Care.

Putting me back together with a prosthetic eye

Artist painting details on prosthetic eye
“I had a patient tell me that I put him back together, because it felt like he was missing a part of him,” says Lindsay Pronk, an ocularist at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. She spends her days creating and fitting prosthetic eyes. Patients may need a prosthetic eye for a variety of reasons, including cancer, accidents, developmental issues (in children), glaucoma, or serious infections.

Breast augmentation brightens patient's outlook

Stacy had always been small chested and it began to impact her negatively after she became a mother. Read about how Dr. William Albright of University of Iowa Health Care was able to help her through a successful breast augmentation.

Colonoscopy makes a difference

At age 51, Tim Gerst knew it was time to get screened for colon cancer. He’d had a few gastrointestinal symptoms and didn’t want to push his luck.

Craig’s journey to parenthood started at UI Health Care

Craig's desire was to become a parent. After talking to a few fertility clinics around Iowa, but he was ultimately referred to University of Iowa Health Care to work with their gestational carrier program.

Caring approach, proven results

Ferman Milster participates in the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program at UI Health Care
The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program at UIHC provides evidence-based care to patients with many types of chronic lung diseases.

Running races with ease

April Gross running
April Gross has a new goal: Run a 5K race in under 30 minutes. Prior to her lung transplant, April's lungs were so damaged by cystic fibrosis that crawling into bed left her winded, and her goal was simply to live.

A dandy story

Two Iowans share more than a lifetime of memories, they share a kidney named "Dandy." Learn more about their incredible story today.

Getting back on track thanks to a pacemaker

Jerry Turner
At the time, it wasn't his heart that was causing some problems. More specifically, Jerry developed a sudden onset of complete heart block - when the heart's own electricity stops moving through the ventricles, according to Lenni O'Neill Broeg, BSN, RN, an electrophysiology nurse in the University of Iowa Heart and Vascular Center. A week later, after his heart started showing signs of strengthening, a cardiac resynchronization pacemaker – or CRT-P – was implanted.

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