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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Ankeny)

1055 Southwest Oralabor Road
Ankeny, IA 50023

Current Estimated Wait:
1 hr 39 min

UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Jordan Creek)

180 Jordan Creek Parkway
West Des Moines, IA 50266

Current Estimated Wait:
2 hr 50 min

UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Waukee)

950 E Hickman Rd
Waukee, IA 50263

Current Estimated Wait:
3 hr 18 min

UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Altoona

2720 8th Street Southwest
Altoona, IA 50009

Current Estimated Wait:
0 hr 49 min

UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Ankeny Medical Park

3625 North Ankeny Boulevard
Ankeny, IA 50023

Current Estimated Wait:
1 hr 41 min

UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Ingersoll

2103 Ingersoll Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312

Current Estimated Wait:
0 hr 55 min

UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Southglen

6520 Southeast 14th Street
Des Moines, IA 50320

Current Estimated Wait:
2 hr 15 min

UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Urbandale

5200 NW 100th Street
Urbandale, IA 50322

Current Estimated Wait:
5 hr 9 min


Kenneth Pilcher has a positive outlook on life and loving nature despite facing many health and developmental issues.  

“Kenneth has always been so loveable to everyone,” said Kenneth’s mom, Kristal Irwin.  “He struggles every day, but he tries his hardest. He has inspired others by never giving up and loving other people, especially others who struggle.” 

Kenneth has Chiari malformation, a condition in which brain tissue extends into the spinal canal. It occurs when part of the skull is abnormally small or misshapen, pressing on the brain and forcing it downward. Kenneth is also missing a chromosome that has caused speech and developmental delays. When it comes to his physical condition, his bone growth is about two and half years behind his actual age. 

“Our family has been impacted a lot,” Kristal said. “His sisters have become understanding of him. They miss a lot of things because I am a single mom and have to work around his therapy schedule.”  

Kenneth’s current care schedule includes speech therapy every week at Blank Children’s Hospital. He also has occupational therapy and speech therapy at school every week. He is on several different medicines and has inserts in his shoes. Kenneth also has appointments with a neurologist every three months. 

As doctors learn more about his condition, Kenneth continues to receive more diagnoses but he and his family choose to react with compassion.  

“All of this has changed our outlook on kids with special needs,” Kristal said. “His sisters are extra caring towards those with special needs and always make sure they are not left out.”