Riley Kid of the Week

/Riley Kid of the Week/

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

June 24th- Reagan DeLoach

2018-05-31T20:39:29+00:00

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 [...]

June 24th- Reagan DeLoach 2018-05-31T20:39:29+00:00

June 10th- McClain Stout

2018-05-31T20:35:33+00:00

“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.  [...]

June 10th- McClain Stout 2018-05-31T20:35:33+00:00

May 27th- Megan Weisenbach

2018-05-09T20:39:02+00:00

       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 [...]

May 27th- Megan Weisenbach 2018-05-09T20:39:02+00:00

May 13th- Carter Swathwood

2018-05-09T20:30:59+00:00

       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 [...]

May 13th- Carter Swathwood 2018-05-09T20:30:59+00:00

April 29th – Cassi Bacon

2018-05-01T11:28:32+00:00

        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 [...]

April 29th – Cassi Bacon 2018-05-01T11:28:32+00:00

April 22th – Oliver Gilkinson

2018-03-25T22:12:04+00:00

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 [...]

April 22th – Oliver Gilkinson 2018-03-25T22:12:04+00:00

April 15th – Cade Johnivan

2018-03-25T22:10:56+00:00

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 [...]

April 15th – Cade Johnivan 2018-03-25T22:10:56+00:00

April 8th – Lexi Nalin

2018-03-25T22:09:21+00:00

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 [...]

April 8th – Lexi Nalin 2018-03-25T22:09:21+00:00

April 1st – Zane Johnivan

2018-03-25T22:09:19+00:00

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 [...]

April 1st – Zane Johnivan 2018-03-25T22:09:19+00:00

March 25th – Ella McBride

2018-03-21T16:29:47+00:00

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 [...]

March 25th – Ella McBride 2018-03-21T16:29:47+00:00