IOWA CITY, Iowa — CC Hoover was born in China and adopted by the Hoover family when she was 15 months old. When she was 3 years old, she was referred to University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital for an overactive bladder. She has had five surgeries to address her overactive bladder and leaking, including rerouting her urethra and creating a belly button stoma, an opening in her abdomen to allow urine to leave her body; augmentation of her bladder using part of her colon; and surgeries to tighten the bladder neck and reroute her ureters.
CC started her care afraid of her doctors, and now she is becoming her own health advocate, asking questions about her care and voicing her opinion on her care and treatment options.
Read CC’s story here.