Riley Hospital for Children became my second home when I was in fifth grade. My brother had brain surgery just a few months before. It was during that year that I learned that I would need brain surgery too, for a condition called Chiari Malformation. Even after leaving the hospital, the doctors there never stopped caring for my brother and I, not only by providing the best treatment possible for the complicated medical conditions we have, but also by showing their love for every single patient that came to see them. I went from being unable to attend school entirely to being able to attend college as a full time student, participating in several extra-curriculars. The physicians, nurses, and staff at Riley Hospital for Children have done more for my family than I could ever even thank them for.
This year, I am raising money for the kids at Riley Hospital for Children again. I will be serving as the Director of Traditions for Jagathon this year and will be dancing in our 15 hour event. I dance not only because Riley has done so much for my family, but because I have seen the immense impact it makes of hundreds of other families like mine. Through attending dance marathons over the last several years, I have met families that have inspired me with their determination, their endless courage, and their bulletproof hope.
After being amazed by the incredible support of my family and friends, I have decided to increase my goal this year to $3,000. This would represent $1,000 for each year I have participated in Jagathon so far. If you would like to stand with me, please click the 'Donate' button above. Every donation makes a real impact of the lives of Riley kids, giving them the opportunity to one day beat their disease, leave the hospital, or celebrate one more birthday.
Thank you for always being For The Kids