The University of Iowa
The University of Iowa News Services Home News Releases UI in the News Subscribe to UI News Contact Us


8900Z John Pappajohn Pavilion
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 356-3945

Release: Immediate



IOWA CITY, Iowa -- A family from Wellman will receive some special "Gifts from the Heart" just before Valentine's Day at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

Forty-nine-year-old Kathy Nupp of Wellman is currently a patient being treated for lung cancer at the John and Mary Pappajohn Clinical Cancer Center. Staff members learned that the Nupps' teenage children did not ask for Christmas gifts in 1998 because of the family's financial situation. The staff of the center decided to help make this Valentine's Day more special for the Nupp family.

On Friday, Feb. 12, Kathy Nupp will return to the John and Mary Pappajohn Clinical Cancer Center for an appointment at 10:30 a.m. Following her appointment, Kathy and family will join her health care providers in the staff lounge, where clinic staff members will present gifts and gift certificates to the family. The staff is calling the project "Gifts from the Heart."

The John and Mary Pappajohn Clinical Cancer Center is located on the fourth floor of the John Pappajohn Pavilion of the UIHC, across the hallway from elevator I. If you want to arrange to cover this story, please contact Tom Moore in the Joint Office for Planning, Marketing and Communications at the UIHC at (319) 356-3945 or via e-mail at