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UI Stead Family Children's Hospital celebrates first "birthday"

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The University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital turns 1-year-old today and what a year it has been!

The hospital posted on Facebook saying,

"One year ago today, the first patients moved into the new UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital. Here’s to our first “birthday” in this building…and many more to come! We’re grateful for our patients, their families, and everyone who is Changing Medicine. Changing Kids’ Lives!"

The UI Stead Family Children's Hospital received international recognition for the "Iowa Wave". After every home game's first quarter, all of Kinnick Stadium waved to children in the hospital. It was considered the best new tradition in college sports.

Back in December, "The Wave" got Disney's Spirit Award. The wave also represents the entire country as a nominee for a prestigious Laureus award, for best sporting moment of the year. 

The Laureus World Sports Awards will be held in Monaco on February 27th. Click here to vote:https://mylaureus.com/

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