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Waucoma teen will be Kid Captain for Hawkeyes this weekend

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13-year-old Logan Manderfield of Waucoma will be the Kid Captain for Saturday's game against Ohio State. 

It was a visit to University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital, where a blood test revealed Manderfield had Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Duchenne is a severe degenerative muscle disorder that occurs mostly in boys. 

Although Manderfield's muscles will continue to weaken, he doesn't let that stop him from the sports he loves. He manages his school's football, basketball, wrestling, and baseball teams. 

Manderfield was just one-year-old when he was diagnosed. His parents started noticing he wasn't meeting his developmental milestones like pulling himself up, crawling or trying to walk. After five months, things hadn't changed, even after visits to their pediatrician. 

Manderfield still wasn't walking. Once they went to the University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital, doctors were able to properly diagnose Manderfield. 

Currently there is no cure for Duchenne. Manderfield has been participating in clinical trials to help doctors research the disorder. 

The game is on Nov. 4 at Iowa. 

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