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Hannahs helper Claire braids Hannahs hair before she goes to bed in her apartment on Washington St. in Iowa City. (Ben Allan Smith/The Daily Iowan)

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April 5, 2018
Hannah and her cat Mercury wait in the kitchen of her Iowa City apartment. (Ben Allan Smith/The Daily Iowan)

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April 5, 2018
Hannah in the kitchen of her Iowa City apartment. Her cat Mercury is seen looking onward. (Ben Allan Smith/The Daily Iowan)

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April 5, 2018
Hannah strolls through the aisles of Hy-Vee in Iowa City to look for cooking supplies. (Ben Allan Smith/The Daily Iowan)

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April 5, 2018
Hannah rides to her apartment in Iowa City after getting coffee with one of her many helpers, Maritza Lopez. (Ben Allan Smith/The Daily Iowan)

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April 5, 2018
Medical equipment and supplies are pictured at the Turnbull familys Pella home. (Ben Allan Smith/The Daily Iowan)

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April 5, 2018
Hannah waits at her living room table while her helper Claire washes the dishes. (Ben Allan Smith/The Daily Iowan)

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April 5, 2018
Hannahs helper Cole runs water through Hannahs hair in the bathroom of her apartment in Iowa City. (Ben Allan Smith/The Daily Iowan)

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April 5, 2018
From left: Stella Turnbull, Sarah Turnbull, Chalene Sauer, Mike Hoenig, and Keith Ruff discuss issues relating to disabilities on PATVs show Hello, Its Us at PATVs Iowa City studio. (Ben Allan Smith/The Daily Iowan)

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April 5, 2018
Mike Hoenig, Program Coordinator for PATVs show Hello, Its Us, greets Stella in the Iowa City studio. (Ben Allan Smith/The Daily Iowan)

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April 5, 2018
Hannah poses for a portrait in the living room of her single bedroom apartment in Iowa City. (Ben Allan Smith/The Daily Iowan)

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April 3, 2018
Hannah puts on makeup before a friends birthday dinner in Iowa City. Her friend Ashley holds her arm steady. (Ben Allan Smith/The Daily Iowan)

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April 3, 2018
Stellas parents Sarah and Travis wait for Stella to wake up after a successful administration of Spinraza at the Stead Family Childrens Hospital in Iowa City. (Ben Allan Smith/The Daily Iowan)

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April 3, 2018
Hannahs longtime friend Maddy Tornabane helps her into a replacement wheelchair. Hannahs current wheelchair is becoming less reliable after seven years of use, and she requires a suitable replacement. (Ben Allan Smith/The Daily Iowan)

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April 3, 2018
Stellas brother Sayer, listens to his sisters responses on a machine that registers her eye movements. With Stella being non-verbal, this machine is one of many ways she can communicate with those around her. (Ben Allan Smith/The Daily Iowan)

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April 3, 2018
Stellas brother Sayer practices football in the backyard of their Pella home. (Ben Allan Smith/The Daily Iowan)

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April 3, 2018
Hannahs helper and friend Ashley Joseph adjusts her jacket before heading to a friends birthday dinner in Iowa City. (Ben Allan Smith/The Daily Iowan)

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April 3, 2018
Iowa tight end Noah Fant (87) catches a touchdown pass during the New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium in New York on Wednesday, Dec. 27. The Hawkeyes went on to win 27-20. (

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August 27, 2018
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