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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Ankeny)

1055 Southwest Oralabor Road
Ankeny, IA 50023

Current Estimated Wait:
0 hr 26 min

UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Jordan Creek)

180 Jordan Creek Pkwy
West Des Moines, IA 50266

Current Estimated Wait:
0 hr 59 min

UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Waukee)

950 E Hickman Rd
Waukee, IA 50263

Current Estimated Wait:
1 hr 11 min

UnityPoint Clinic Behavioral Health Urgent Care - Des Moines

1250 East 9th Street
Des Moines, IA 50316

Current Estimated Wait:
0 hr 36 min

UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Altoona

2720 8th Street Southwest
Altoona, IA 50009

Current Estimated Wait:
1 hr 9 min

UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Ankeny Medical Park

3625 North Ankeny Boulevard
Ankeny, IA 50023

Current Estimated Wait:
1 hr 4 min

UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Ingersoll

2103 Ingersoll Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312

Current Estimated Wait:
0 hr 42 min

UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Lakeview

6000 University Avenue
West Des Moines, IA 50266

Current Estimated Wait:
0 hr 44 min

UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Southglen

6520 Southeast 14th Street
Des Moines, IA 50320

Current Estimated Wait:
0 hr 33 min

UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Urbandale

5200 NW 100th Street
Urbandale, IA 50322

Current Estimated Wait:
1 hr 45 min
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Parker

Parker is a pretty tough kid, which isn’t surprising given his tough start to life. 

“He’s willing to try anything to keep up with everyone else!” said Parker’s mom, Kelly. “He’s very determined!”

When Parker was born, he had a stroke that caused him to have seizures. He was later diagnosed with epilepsy. Before starting Kindergarten, he began randomly falling down. For about six months, Parker’s family and doctors were baffled. He was finally diagnosed with drop seizures. As if that wasn’t enough, along the way he was also diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Parker has been going to Blank Children’s Pediatric Therapy every other week since he was only six weeks old for occupational therapy. Once a month he has a physical therapy appointment to address his right-side mobility problems.

Daily life is fairly normal for Parker with school and after-school activities. His schedule is only different than his peers in that he has physical therapy and occupational therapy appointments several times a month. Parker wears a leg brace, so he's sometimes a little slower than the rest of the kids, which can be frustrating for him.

Parker participates in soccer, and he would love to be able to play football. Basketball is one of Parker’s favorite sports, and he has gotten pretty good at one handed shots!

Having dealt with medical issues since Parker’s birth, the seizure activity, medication, and therapy are all a normal part of his family’s daily life. “I think we all baby him a little bit,” Kelly said, “but we do our best to push him to work hard and be responsible.”

Parker is very excited to be a Kid Captain! He loves Iowa State and wears his basketball jersey on a regular basis!