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 [...]
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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 [...]
“Breath is the finest gift of nature. Be grateful for this wonderful gift” --Amit Ray Our journey consciously celebrating each successful breath began June 12, 2009. It was our son, McClain’s, due date, yet instead of joyfully welcoming him to this world I was somberly carrying him through Riley Hospital. [...]
Megan Weisenbach was born on March 7th 2000 and the Weisenbach family was blessed with a very special little girl. Megan was diagnosed with Mucopolysaccharidoses (MPS) on July 14th 2004. Megan had MPS III A, also called Sanfilippo. This was a day that turned our world upside [...]
On October 7, after dealing with a high fever and cough for a couple of days we decided to take our 5-year-old son Carter to the doctor. Carter was immediately seen, given a breathing treatment and then had a few other tests done. The doctor said that he [...]
Cassi Nicole Bacon was born on August 21, 2004, although her anticipated due date was a week later. The pregnancy went very well, and an ultrasound two weeks earlier had shown a baby girl who appeared to be perfectly healthy. During the late afternoon of August 21, Saturday, I noticed that [...]
Oliver is the Gilkison's miracle baby. He was born February 3, 2009. He has surpassed all odds and expectations set before him. Though there were no signs of problems during the pregnancy, Oliver was not breathing upon birth. He was revived, but still suffered from breathing difficulty during his first [...]
When Cade was around 9ms old he presented with what looked like seizures. As you can imagine we were terrified that he too had an AVM. We were sent to our local hospital and from there given the choice on transporting him to a (closer) Chicago Childrens Hospital (Lurie) or [...]
Lexi is a 10-year-old spunky, outgoing, athletic, kind-hearted little girl. She is extremely active and loves to play soccer, basketball, tennis and do gymnastics. Lexi is also a huge fan of Harry Potter! Lexi loves to sing, she sings a different Disney song every year at the marathon. Lexi is [...]
Zane was diagnosed at 9ms old with what could be a life threatening AVM. He was referred to Riley Childrens hospital at that time. We were seen by Neurosurgery and told that it was probably just artifact on the scan as this wouldn't typically present on a CT. At that [...]
From the time Ella was 6 months to a year, she had stopped growing and was not hitting milestones. We were visiting the Dr often and it wasn’t until July 31st of 2006 when she was at her weakest, she was admitted to the hospital and was in heart failure. She looked [...]