"Our Riley story began before Jameson was even born and we have been grateful for their ongoing support for the last 5 years. During pregnancy, a routine ultrasound identified that Jameson had a combination of complex birth defects that would make his future uncertain. Many of his abdominal organs were developing on the outside of his body, his pelvis was misshapen, and he had a form of Spina Bifida. What we learned was that his conditions would require further testing, monitoring, and intervention during pregnancy and after he was born, but it was uncertain if he would even make it to birth, survive delivery, and breathe on his own once he was born.
Fortunately for Jameson and our whole family, Riley was there for us and we were immediately connected with all the experts that would help to give Jameson the best chance for success. From the moment he was born, Jameson has been exceeding all expectations and continues to do so today. The last 5 years haven’t been without challenges, but after 13 hospitalizations (totaling almost 30 weeks) and 9 separate and complex surgeries, Jameson is living his best life as any 5 year old boy should. He is gearing up for kindergarten in the fall, loves sports, playing with his sisters, and is quite the comedian. We are so blessed to see him grow and develop and are in awe reflecting on all he has accomplished.
We are thankful every day for the role Riley has played in his successes. We know our relationship with Riley will continue throughout his whole life and we are so happy to be able to spread the word and support the great work they have done for our family and do for others every day!"
-The Dolan Family