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So far Jackie Ham has created 67 blog entries.

April 21,2019- Carter Swathwood

2019-04-19T11:35:20-04:00

Carter is now a healthy 14 year old who likes sports, running, and video games, but when he was five he faced severe health risks after an H1N1 infection. Riley saved Carter from respiratory failure and the other life-threatening conditions caused by the infection, so now Carter enjoys giving back to Riley [...]

April 21,2019- Carter Swathwood 2019-04-19T11:35:20-04:00

March 31st, 2019- Kaylie Phillips

2019-04-01T15:15:35-04:00

Kaylie is the oldest of four siblings, three of which have been treated at Riley. She is now 14 years old and loves running, art, singing, and llamas! Kaylie did a great job singing at the Riley Kid Talent Show at Ball State University's Dance Marathon back in February of [...]

March 31st, 2019- Kaylie Phillips 2019-04-01T15:15:35-04:00

March 17th, 2019- Michael Holcombe

2019-03-17T12:49:14-04:00

Michael is now 19 years old, but he has been impacted by Riley since he was just two months old. Since Michael has cerebral palsy, him and his family have had to take on some extra tasks and obstacles that most families do not have to face. With the incredible care [...]

March 17th, 2019- Michael Holcombe 2019-03-17T12:49:14-04:00

March 18th 2018 – Faith Amor

2018-03-01T12:12:33-04:00

Faith was born with no medical problems at all! We started noticing that she was not keeping up with other children her age developmentally by about 6 months of age, which is when our Riley trips began.    First, she had an MRI, which showed there were problems, but gave [...]

March 18th 2018 – Faith Amor 2018-03-01T12:12:33-04:00

March 11th 2018 – Lucas Bush

2018-03-01T12:10:14-04:00

On April 2013, Lucas (then 2 years old) developed a bump on the side of his head, near his right ear and temple. After an ultrasound showing swollen lymph nodes and a round of antibiotics, a CT scan was performed at Lafayette's IU Hospital.  On Monday, April 29, 2013 the scan showed a mass [...]

March 11th 2018 – Lucas Bush 2018-03-01T12:10:14-04:00

March 4th 2018 – Aidric Evensen

2018-03-01T12:07:15-04:00

On April 1st, 2013, 3 year old Aidric spiked a fever that would not go away even after his mom gave him medicine. When his fever lasted for a few hours, his mom took him to Porter Hospital in Valpo. Several tests later, he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and was given [...]

March 4th 2018 – Aidric Evensen 2018-03-01T12:07:15-04:00

February 25th 2018 – Kris Kauffman

2018-03-01T12:07:46-04:00

We decided that we wanted to have more children so knowing that having biological children would not be an option for us we decided to adopt another child.  Kristopher’s birth mother drank, smoked and did not have good nutrition during her pregnancy which caused Kristopher to be born 3 weeks [...]

February 25th 2018 – Kris Kauffman 2018-03-01T12:07:46-04:00

November 12th 2017 – Emily Brown

2017-11-12T14:05:36-04:00

I was a pretty healthy kid up until my early teens.  Shortly before my 14th birthday I noticed my ankles were slightly swollen.  Within days they were extremely swollen and my eyes were starting to swell.  I went to my family doctor who ran lab work that indicated my kidneys [...]

November 12th 2017 – Emily Brown 2017-11-12T14:05:36-04:00

November 5th 2017 – John Romine

2017-11-05T18:31:40-04:00

I'll introduce myself first. My name is Marla White (Stanforth) and I'm a 2009 grad from Purdue. I have three adorable little boys and work as a vet tech.      I met John our freshman year at Purdue. I was an Animal Science major and befriended many of the Farmhouse [...]

November 5th 2017 – John Romine 2017-11-05T18:31:40-04:00

October 29th 2017 – Megan Weisenbach

2017-10-29T13:41:07-04:00

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 down and changed us all as a family. After 14 months of in [...]

October 29th 2017 – Megan Weisenbach 2017-10-29T13:41:07-04:00