Love Notes

The Murphey Family

Jamie Murphey was treated as an infant at his local hospital for bilateral clubfoot. Unfortunately, as Jamie grew his feet regressed. The Murpheys decided to

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The Reuter Family

Feb 2nd is a day the Reuter Family will remember forever: Deacon was born. The day was filled with swirling emotions and tough decisions. He was

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The Lentz Family

When Eva Lentz was born with end stage renal disease, her mother Rachel was told that she would eventually need a kidney transplant. As Eva

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The Kohn Family

It’s was a year like no other for the Kohn family. Born with a rare heart defect, their son Will—just six-years-old—had already undergone multiple open-heart

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The Tysdahl Family

It was a seemingly normal day for Carrie Tysdahl. Despite a few pains that she dismissed as a typical part of pregnancy, she went about

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The DeWolf Family

When Tara and Brandon DeWolf toured the birth center at UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital, Tara remembered passing the Ronald McDonald Family Room and

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The Hobart Family

It was her worst fear: At 25 weeks pregnant, Nadine Hobart felt for her stomach. Her baby had stopped moving. At the hospital, Nadine was

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The Phillips Family

Marissa and Ryan Phillips came to St. Luke’s for Marissa’s standard 32-week checkup. But to the couple’s surprise, the appointment was anything but standard—and they

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The McMannus Family

Alan and Carly McMannus were taken by surprise when their daughter, Margaret, was born at just 29 weeks. After their daughter was transferred to the

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The Robles Family

Sylvia Robles and her husband, Edgardo, faced uncertainty when their twins, Mia and Ian, were born premature at 29 weeks. Mia was initially diagnosed with

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The Crossett Family

Wendy and John Crosset didn’t know what to expect when twins Magnolia and Finley were born at just 29 weeks, but they knew they could

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Kruckenberg Family

It was no ordinary Christmas. Ruby Kruckenberg was born nine weeks early on the morning of December 25, weighing a mere 2lbs, 11 oz. Her

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