Diana was a 28 weeks, 3 pound 2 ounce preemie and has had 57 surgeries in all at riley and Lutheran combined. 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 most of October in Lutheran Hospital. She even spent Christmas at Riley, and Santa was still able to find her. Diana has had 5 surgeries just this year and will be having her 6th during PUDM 2017.
Diana was named a 2014 Riley champion the weekend of PUDM. She used her title to show other girls that having a disability and being in a wheelchair will not slow her down. She had thyroid cancer and had battle it for 4 years. She also has Cerebral Palsy and left sided weakness. We do not know what the future holds, but for now we celebrate today and our family being together. She is in the hospital right now so if you could send your thoughts and prayers their way that would be greatly appreciated!