Riley Kid Of The Week

/Riley Kid Of The Week

November 4th – Braden Tamosaitis

2018-11-04T19:13:47+00:00

Hi!  My name is Braden… I am seven years old, and I have a pretty cool story if you’d like to read about me! I was born in March of 2005, and even before I was born, my parent’s knew that I had so many tough things ahead of me.  [...]

November 4th – Braden Tamosaitis 2018-11-04T19:13:47+00:00

October 28th – Makenna and Maison Gibson

2018-10-26T19:38:15+00:00

Makenna’s Riley Story:    Makenna was born 45 minutes after her baby shower at 3 months premature. She was born 1 pound 6 ounces and 11 inches long. We had an emergency c-section at our local hospital and then she was rushed to Riley and placed in the NICU. She spent 87 [...]

October 28th – Makenna and Maison Gibson 2018-10-26T19:38:15+00:00

October 21st – Diana Overman

2018-10-21T11:53:02+00:00

Diana has been going to riley since she was 6 months old. She has had eye straightening surgery, tendons tightened and lengthened, and numerous neurosurgeries.  21 surgeries in all at Riley. Her only seizure was at Riley. She spent 7.5 weeks straight at Riley 5 years ago, after having spent [...]

October 21st – Diana Overman 2018-10-21T11:53:02+00:00

October 14th – Isabella Cruz

2018-10-13T02:10:51+00:00

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 [...]

October 14th – Isabella Cruz 2018-10-13T02:10:51+00:00

September 30th – Leigha Scott

2018-09-27T17:40:16+00:00

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, [...]

September 30th – Leigha Scott 2018-09-27T17:40:16+00:00

September 23rd – Andrew Kerrigan

2018-09-23T12:14:43+00:00

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, [...]

September 23rd – Andrew Kerrigan 2018-09-23T12:14:43+00:00

September 16th – Sneha Dave

2018-09-16T14:53:26+00:00

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 [...]

September 16th – Sneha Dave 2018-09-16T14:53:26+00:00

September 9th- Olivia Lautzenhiser

2018-09-08T22:02:44+00:00

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, [...]

September 9th- Olivia Lautzenhiser 2018-09-08T22:02:44+00:00

September 2nd – Brodie Welshan

2018-09-02T02:05:57+00:00

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 [...]

September 2nd – Brodie Welshan 2018-09-02T02:05:57+00:00

July 22nd- Kaylie, Landon, & Hudson Phillips

2018-07-02T15:25:51+00:00

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 [...]

July 22nd- Kaylie, Landon, & Hudson Phillips 2018-07-02T15:25:51+00:00