Although she is one of PUDM’s many Riley kids, she is also heavily involved in IUDM in Bloomington!
“I was born 15 weeks premature in March of 2002 and weighed a little under 2 pounds. I spent 90 days in the neonatal intensive care unit at Riley and went through countless blood draws, transfusions, brain and chest x-rays, and had a major surgery to fix a hole in my heart. Even after coming home from the hospital, the fight wasn’t over. I still had routine checkups, spent hours with a variety of therapists, and was fed through a feeding tube and still on oxygen. At age 4, I discovered my love for dance marathons, and by the time I was 14, I had attended 200 Marathons.
I am currently going into my junior year at Indiana University as an exercise science major and continued my love for dance marathon as a chair on the Public Relations committee.”
- Riley Lesh