Emily was born June 9 2012, a normal healthy baby. She weighed 7lb2oz and was 19.5 inches long. At 3 weeks old she started vomiting and red marks started appearing on her skin. At 5 weeks old she was vomiting so bad, she was having all sorts of tests done, [...]
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Cohen was diagnosed with the rare Kawasaki disease on Tuesday 10/6/19 after being super sick with a high fever that wouldn’t go away, a rash all over his body, red eyes, red lips that were cracking, very lethargic and fussy, and was limping when he walked. We came to our [...]
Hi my name is Joseph Peters and this is my Riley story! First, me and my brother were mowing the lawn and I was riding on the deck of the mower. We went over a mole hole and my leg went in front of the mower and my leg went [...]
Hannah was born full term. I had a healthy pregnancy and there was nothing alarming on any of my ultrasounds. After delivery the nurses in the nursery noticed that Hannah appeared uncomfortable. After a quick lookover of her anatomy they decided to call in a specialist who recommended that we [...]
"When I was born I had 3 holes in my heart. When I was 9 months old, Mom and Dad and I moved from Illinois back to Indiana so I could get my heart fixed at Riley. I had surgery when I was 10 months old. The biggest hole in my heart [...]
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 [...]
Cecil is one of the most energetic kids you'll ever meet! He and his brother Hugo enjoy coming to PUDM events, especially Grill Out Chill Out. Cecil went through 4 rounds of chemotherapy to treat his Neuroblastoma before he even turned one year old. Now, Cecil is cancer free and [...]
Riley, 17 years old and on her 15th dance marathon, enjoys gymnastics and playing the saxophone. She goes to a lot of dance marathons across Indiana and is basically a pro at this point. She loves sharing her story and meeting other people impacted by Riley Hospital for Children. Here [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]