Iowa wave shirts help stead hospital


MESSAGE OF SUPPORT. IT’S ALSO HELPING THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA STEAD FAMILY CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL. TIM: SHAWN LOGGING HAS THE STORY. “NAT “EVERYBODY HUG IT UP.” THESE THREE FAMILIES& NAT BROOKE MICKELSON “WE MIGHT BE THE LOCOMOTIVE BEHIND IT, BUT THERE’S NO QUESTION WE COULDN’T DO IT WITHOUT EVERYONE’S SUPPORT.” HAVE A LOT OF LOVE FOR ONE PLACE. MEIGHAN PHILLIPS “THE KIDS THAT ARE HERE AT STEAD, THEY’VE CAPTURED OUR HEARTS AND THE HEARTS OF THIS COMMUNITY.” MICKELSON, PHILLIPS AND WILLIS&STARTED TALKING AFTER A STADIUM OF 70,000 TURNED AND WAVED. NAT-WAVE LORI WILLIS “HATED THE IDEA THAT SOMEONE COULD TAKE WHAT’S ORGANICALLY AND BEAUTIFULLY HAPPENING AT THE STADIUM AND PROFIT OFF OF IT. THEN I SAID TO HER, WE SHOULD DO IT AND THEN GIVE THAT MONEY BACK TO THE KIDS.” THE IOWA WAVE SHIRTS TOOK OFF INSTANTLY& JASON WILLIS “AND SHE CALLS ME AND GOES WE SOLD 2,000.” TWO YEARS LATER& A WAITING ROOM IN THE PEDIATRIC SPECIALTY CLINIC CARRIES THE NAME& 63,000 PIECES OF APPAREL SOLD& AND A TANGIBLE DIFFERENCE. MEIGHAN PHILLIPS “WE OFFICIALLY RAISED JUST UNDER $1 MILLION. WE’RE ALREADY ON OUR WAY TO SURPASS THAT JUST THE ACTIVITY WE’VE SEEN IN SEASON THREE.” ON THIS NIGHT& THEY’RE PRESENTING A CHECK FOR HALF A MILLION RAISED PAST YEAR BENEFITING PROGRAMS AT THE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL. LORI WILLIS “CHILD LIFE DEPARTMENT COMES, THEY JUST MAKE THE HOSPITAL AND ALL THOSE EXPERIENCES NOT SCARY, AND THAT THEY LESSEN THE TRAUMA THAT THE CHILD WILL EXPERIENCE.” BUT FOR TWO OF THESE FAMILIES& IT’S MORE THAN BEING ON THE OUTSIDE WAVING IN. MEIGHAN “LIFE STOPS RIGHT AT THOSE FOUR WALLS WHEN YOUR LITTLE ONE IS IN HERE.” FOR MEIGHAN AND CY PHILLIPS& MEIGHAN “OUR DAUGHTER GENEVIEVE, SHE’S SIX TODAY BUT SHE WAS TREATED HERE WHEN SHE WAS THREE AND STEAD SAVED HER LIFE.” AND BROOKE AND JOHN MICKELSON& BROOKE MICKELSON “HUNTER, HIS LIFE WAS SAVED AT STEAD. WE’RE FOREVER GRATEFUL FOR THE DOCTORS AND CARE STAFF HERE. THEY’RE PART OF OUR FAMILY NOW.” GIVING BACK TO STEAD IS A SMALL WAY TO REPAY THIS DEBT AND TEACH THEIR KIDS. BROOKE MICKELSON “WHEN THE BOYS COME TO FOOTBALL GAMES AND THEY WAVE UP TO KIDS, THEY KNOW THE WORK THAT WE’RE DOING AND THEY SEE THE CHILDREN THAT ARE BENEFITING.” AND FOR THE THREE FAMILIES, THESE SHIRTS ARE ANOTHER WAY TO SHOW& JASON WILLIS “YOU REALLY KNOW THAT THERE’S A LOT OF PEOPLE BEHIND YOU AND YOU’RE NOT ALONE.” A COMMUNITY THAT CARES.” TIM: THE X’S IN GAME ONE OF THEIR

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