Cedar Rapids teen is Kid Captain for Iowa-Michigan game Nov. 5

Meg Michalski, 17, daughter of Lori Lindseth and Jim Michalski of Cedar Rapids, has been named Kid Captain for Saturday, Nov. 5, when the Iowa Hawkeyes play Michigan at Kinnick Stadium.

Meg and a friend were involved in a serious tubing accident on the Cedar River on July 3, 2007. Their inner tube struck a submerged embankment and the girls were thrown into a concrete wall on a nearby bridge structure.

Meg had a fractured skull and an epidural hematoma‚ a buildup of blood between the skull and the outer layer of the brain. She was transferred by helicopter from a Cedar Rapids hospital to University of Iowa Children’s Hospital, where surgeons temporarily removed part of her skull to evacuate the blood clot.

More information and a video about Meg are available at www.uihealthcare.org/kidcaptain.

In its third year, the Kid Captain program is a partnership between UI Children’s Hospital and the Iowa Hawkeyes to honor UI Children’s Hospital patients and celebrate their stories.

Home game Kid Captains are honored at midfield before the game. All Kid Captains, including honorary away game captains, will have their individual stories told throughout the football season and will receive a commemorative jersey.