Oct. 4, 2011
At A Glance
Fort Madison teen is Kid Captain for Iowa-Penn State game Oct. 8
Shelby, now 16, was just a few months old when doctors at UI Children's Hospital diagnosed a defective aortic valve. A few days later they performed surgery to re-form Shelby's valve so her heart would grow with her.
Two years ago, Shelby was diagnosed with Turner syndrome, a genetic disorder that causes small stature and heart problems, and last year she required surgery to repair an aortic aneurysm.
Despite these medical challenges, Shelby continues to thrive and in March joined her marching band in New York City for the St. Patrick's Day parade.
More information and a video about Shelby are available at http://www.uihealthcare.org/kidcaptain.
In its third year, the Kid Captain program is a partnership between UI Children's Hospital and the Iowa Hawkeyes to honor UI Children's Hospital patients and celebrate their stories.
Home game Kid Captains are honored at midfield before the game. All Kid Captains, including honorary away game captains, will have their individual stories told throughout the football season and will receive a commemorative jersey.
Sustainability Rally at Kinnick Press Box set for Oct. 13
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