Isabella was born with End-Stage Renal Disease due to renal dysplasia. While her mom was pregnant with her, it appeared she did not have any kidneys at all and doctors said she would only live for a few minutes. She is a miracle baby and has beaten all odds. She made [...]
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Hi! My name is Hannah Fulford, and I am from Zionsville, Indiana! I go to Pleasantview Elementary, and I am a congenital heart defect survivor. I was born in 2004, with four holes in my heart. I had two atrial septal defects and two ventricular septal defects. My breathing was very labored and my heart was enlarged. Because of the holes in my heart, [...]
Leigha was always healthy. Never had the flu, just a minor cold here and there since birth. She was always full of energy! On March 23rd, 2014 Leigha woke up sick. We just thought it was the flu. Two days later, her fever was still high and she woke up with bloody, [...]
Andrew has a rare metabolic condition called LCHAD Deficiency (short for Long-chain 3 hyroxyacyl CoA Dehydrogense). This is a condition caused by an enzyme defect that keeps the body from breaking down fatty acids into energy. LCHAD symptoms include feeding difficulties, lethargy, SIDS, hypoglycemia, hypotonia (poor muscle tone), liver problems, [...]
Sneha Dave is always in motion. Whether she’s on the tennis court, a hiking trail or volunteering her time, this 20-year-old leads an action-packed life. She is the picture of perseverance. Sneha was only 6 years old when she was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, a painful inflammatory bowel disease. “Ulcerative colitis [...]
Olivia was born nine days after her due date in a small community hospital in Angola, Indiana. She only weighed five pounds two ounces even though she was a full-term (overdue!) baby. When she was three hours old, she was taken by ambulance to a hospital in Fort Wayne, [...]
Today, Brodie is a strong, active 5-year-old little boy. He loves playing games and reading books. He plays with his doctor kit and tool set and loves spending time with his family. We are very happy now, but things were not always this easy. During Brodie’s 2-month wellness visit, the doctors [...]
Adam was born in Bloomington, Indiana. After he was born, the doctor noticed he had quite a bit of fluid in his lungs. They kept him in the NICU for the first day, and when the fluid was still there the next day, they did an MRI, which determined that [...]
When I was born I had 3 holes in my heart. When I was 9 months old, Mom and Dad and I moved from Illinois back to Indiana so I could get my heart fixed at Riley. I had surgery when I was 10 months old. The biggest hole in [...]
For years, I had the feeling there was something wrong with my daughter, Kaylie. As Kaylie grew through her toddler and preschool years, she had a hard time walking properly, would fall often and was never fully potty-trained. Her pediatrician said Kaylie was fine, but I knew my daughter had been born with a deep sacral dimple—an indentation [...]
Cecil was born in the summer of 2013. When he was 3 months old we began noticing some breathing problems. He would wheeze a lot of the time. His pediatrician gave him some antibiotics to try, and then some others, and then a Nebulizer with several different medications, and on [...]
Reagan was two months old when her pediatrician recommended we take her to Riley because she didn't feel as though her head was shaped right. We drove up in December for Dr. Ackerman to take one look at her and say "Oh yeah, she has craniosynostosis." She put Reagan through a [...]