When Margaret Schafer from Cedar Falls, Iowa was 11, she started experiencing severe pain in her legs, hips, and shoulders. A UI Children’s Hospital pediatric rheumatologist diagnosed Margaret with two different disorders that cause inflammation in her bones and narrowing in her body’s largest arteries. Medications and ongoing treatments help Margaret control her condition and allow her to play piano and cello, sing in the school choir, and serve on her student council.
Kid Captain is a partnership between University of Iowa Children's Hospital and the Iowa Hawkeyes to honor UI Children's Hospital patients and celebrate their inspirational stories.
Learn more at http://www.uichildrens.org/kidcaptain.