Who is your real-life superhero?
Do you have a real-life superhero? Maybe it’s a physician or nurse who took extra time to ease your child’s fears. Or maybe you know a patient who turned his or her health care crisis into a way to help others.
Tell us about it. Take the time to recognize an exceptional doctor, nurse, staff member, parent, or patient at Amplatz Children’s Hospital by telling us why he or she is your superhero.
"Logan Whitcomb is my superhero! He was born with prune belly syndrome and posterior urethral valves. Basically, this means he was born without a lot of stomach muscles, and his urinary tract was either out of place or not there. He was born very early and already had kidney failure. His lungs were not supposed to be developed enough for him to live, but they worked with a little bit of help. He has had numerous surgeries, blood draws, and hospital stays over his short 7 years. He received a brand-new kidney on November 24, 2010, from his wonderful auntie. Transplant is not a cure, but it gives these kids a much better life—they can run, eat food, and enjoy life. Logan has had many hospital stays due to 'bumps' in the road. Although he has many of them, he always has a smile, and he does not worry—he leaves that to his mama. :) When the doctors and RNs come to see him when he is hospitalized, he wants to help them, either by helping to change his dressings, take his temp, etc. He knows how to use everything by now! He is a funny little boy who loves everyone and rarely complains about anything. He enjoys life to the fullest and is our miracle boy. He shows me strength and patience, and what matters in life. He is my superhero, and without him in my life, I do not know where I would be today. He teaches me something new every day."