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After Living In The Hospital His Whole Life, Fort Madison Child Goes Home

Courtesy of the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.
Aidan Moles at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

Aidan Moles is two-and-a-half years old. He lives with his mom in Fort Madison, but until recently, the only home he had ever known was Stead Family Children’s Hospital at the University of Iowa. Moles was born seven weeks early with non-functional kidneys. He received a kidney transplant in November that eventually made his homecoming possible.

On this episode of Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe speaks with Moles' mother, Aron Donaldson, and one of his doctors, Dr. Lyndsay Harshman, about his incredible journey and how they found family in a hospital setting.


Aron Donaldson, mother of Aidan Moles

Dr. Lyndsay Harshman, assistant professor of pediatrics, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa
Katelyn Harrop is a producer for IPR's River to River and Talk of Iowa