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Every child deserves the opportunity to chase their dreams. However, we all know children whose childhood has been plagued with health opportunities that can be complex - both financially to the parents and emotionally for the child. Riley's Children Hospital continues to perform miracles on a daily basis to help these families cope and move onto their next chapter of healing.
We have all been touched by a child in our family or community that has benefited from Riley. Personally, I interact with a patient several times a week. A month or so ago, I was helping Matt get everyone to bed. As Makenna was settling in, she was telling me about all the stuffed animals she has brought home from the hospital. She has suffered from pneumonia several times over the past 3 years, and - if you know Makenna, you know that we have to experience the full thing... so a hospital stay isnt just a hospital stay. We start or go thru ICU first. However, her shortest hospital visit was to Riley last year, and even though she has gotten sick, they have continued to keep her out of the hospital.
Words will never be able to describe how important raising money for Riley is to me.
Every person has a "why" that pushes them to accomplish different tasks. As I run the last six miles of that race, my "why" is going to be that I am physically capable to have made it that far and that your generosity will help other children to maybe someday run their own race.
Thanks for dropping by!! And thank you for the donation!!