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Kid captain named for Iowa/Purdue game

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IOWA CITY (KWWL) -

Beau Atkinson will be the next kid captain when Iowa takes on Purdue. Atkinson is 13-year-old and is the son of Craig and Kari Atkinson of Central City.

When Atkinson's parents noticed some abnormal bruising, they were referred to the University of Iowa Children's Hospital.

Atkinson was diagnosed with hemophilia. It's a disorder when the blood doesn't clot normally. 

The Kid Captain program is in its seventh year. 

For more information: www.uichildrens.org/kidcaptain.

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