Tina McDermott lifts her 10-year-old son Ryan over to the couch for Randy Cox, a registered nurse with Unity Point Pediatrics who has spent four years working with Ryan at the McDermott home in Davenport, Iowa, on Thursday, January 12, 2017. McDermott was diagnosed with a severe form of epilepsy as a toddler called Dravet syndrome and currently has between 10 and 20 seizures a day. A cannabis oil study through the University of Iowa did not work for McDermott, but he will soon begin a study through the Mayo Clinic called Fenfluramine Assessment in Rare Epilepsy.
Pastor Drew Nagle, center rear, and Jim Fisher of Rock Island, Illinois, right, help Art Hofmann of Rock Island lift the wooden cross as Brad Flack of East Moline, Illinois, left, walks toward the back of the group as they head along 12th street in Rock Island, Illinois, on Friday, April 14, 2017. For 39 years, Gloria Dei Presbyterian Church has organized a Community Cross Walk on Good Friday. Individuals from a variety of community Christian groups gather together for the three-mile walk, reading scriptures and prayers along the way.
Jude Hill, 5 left, watches as his brother Micah, 9, tapes a card to his bike frame to give his bike a motorcycle sound effect before riding in their driveway in Peoria, Illinois, on Sunday, May 8, 2016. A double amputee as a result of a lawnmower accident two years ago, Jude underwent a number of surgeries and two sets of feet on his journey to recovery with the support of his family. He now runs and plays like any other 5 year-old boy and will be competing in a track and field competition next month in Oklahoma.
North Scott High School student Collin Costello, 17, walks down the line of stalls to clean them out as a part of his daily chores on the farm in Long Grove, Iowa, on Monday, October 9, 2017. Costello is the President of the North Scott FFA chapter and spends much of his time helping his father along with his mother and sister on the family dairy farm.
Firefighters work to start a fan to control smoke and ventilation at 9470 235th Street in Maysville, Iowa, on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. Emergency crews responded to a house fire just after 11 p.m. after a Ferrari crashed into the residence causing an explosion and resulting fire. The homeowner was in the residence at the time of the crash and escaped without injury while the driver was pronounced dead on the scene.
St. Ambrose University students Ryan Fremgen, left of center, Luke McClure, center, and Kendall McKie, right of center, celebrate as they watch the Cubs go into the bottom of the 10th inning with a 8-6 lead at Rookies Sports Bar and Grill in Davenport, Iowa, on Wednesday, November 2, 2016. The Cubs won game seven of the World Series against the Cleveland Indians 8-7, winning the series for the first time in 108 years.
Tennessee-born recording artist Lauren Pritchard, known as Lolo, takes a break from a meet and greet at Wake Brewing in Rock Island, Illinois, to smoke a cigarette on Friday, November 10, 2017.
Davenport Police and Fire crews responded to a fatal three-car accident shortly before 6 p.m. at the intersection of East 2nd Street and Brady Street in Davenport, Iowa, on Monday, January 30, 2017. Upon arrival officers found that a 2005 Dodge truck, which was being driven eastbound on 2nd Street by Laura Kelly of Alvarado, Texas, had struck two vehicles that were stopped for a red light at the intersection with Brady Street. Cynthia Jones, 53, of Davenport was pronounced dead at the scene. Kelly and the driver of the third vehicle were transported to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
Laken Coats of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, dances with electric poi balls outside the Vibe Tent at Summer Camp 2016 in Chillicothe, Illinois, on Monday, May 30, 2016. The three-day music festival brings nearly a hundred musical acts to multiple stages for campers to enjoy among a community of artists and entertainers hoping to share good vibes for the weekend.
Owner Glen Delveau uses his Sutton brand finisher, a machine he estimates to be 50 years-old by now, to sand a pair of boots at The Shoe Hospital in Moline, Illinois, on Wednesday, December 28, 2016. Delveau says he works an average of 60 hours a week, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. every week day. "It just got to a point where I was so busy all the time," he said, "next thing you know I've had this shop 19 years."
Men remove their hats as the American flag is presented before the singing of the national anthem at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Friday, Jan. 29, 2016. The World's Toughest Rodeo makes a weekend stop in Cedar Rapids displaying bull riding, saddle bronc riding, bareback riding and a number of other events.
Nick Brandt looks to his neighbor's home, where the car parked on the street was thrown into the house in Naplate, Illinois, on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. As of about 4:00 p.m. the residents were still searching for a missing black cat. The Tuesday night tornado ripped through neighboring towns in LaSalle County. According to locals, the tornado passed through the area around 5 p.m. lasting just a matter of seconds.
Michael Valerius Jr. walks toward the exit at Jeff's Market after paying $2.56 for his dinner in Blue Grass, Iowa, on Thursday, April 20, 2017. Valerius has lived in Blue Grass since he was about three years old. He struggles living on his own but is taken care of by his community, such as the workers at the market, who charge him $1 for anything he wants from the deli and full price for whatever bottled drink he wants.
Owner of Eugene Skydivers, Urban Moore, of Creswell, Oregon, stands in front of one of the three 50's Cessnas his company owns at the Creswell Airport on April 17, 2015. At age 65, Moore still skydives multiple times a day during the jump season and teaches new jumpers looking to get their jump licenses.
A bald eagle takes flight in front of the Orca Adventure Lodge in Cordova, Alaska on July 15, 2015. It is one of two eagles in the area and appeared to be scouting out a location for a new nest on the pier as it brought over sticks and other materials to the post. After setting a few sticks and loads of other material it stopped and perched on the post, observing its surroundings as if to evaluate the location. A half hour or so it took off and perched on the other side of the historic cannery, near the lodge.