Oak Trace Elementary School student and Riley Kid to be honored locally in special ceremony
Nine-year-old Oni Davenport of Westfield, Ind. brightens the day of everyone he meets. His infectious personality has helped him combat Juvenile pilocytic astrocytoma (JPA), a rare, slow-growing brain tumor. Since his diagnosis at Riley Hospital for Children in February 2015, Oni has undergone surgery to remove a third of the walnut-sized tumor and is undergoing 70 weeks of chemotherapy. Although the tumor has caused Oni to lose much of his vision in his right eye, he remains positive and active by playing football for the Westfield Football League’s Northwestern Wildcats.
On Friday, December 18 2015 Oni will be recognized as a 2016 Riley Champion in a special ceremony at Oak Trace Elementary School. Riley Champions presented by Kroger is a program that was created to recognize and honor remarkable Riley patients across the state that have distinguished themselves by overcoming medical obstacles, and often times beating impossible odds. Oni is one of eight 2016 Riley Champions that have been selected throughout the state.
WHAT: Riley Champion School Celebration
WHO: Oni Davenport, 2016 Riley Champion
WHERE: Oak Trace Elementary School (16504 Oak Ridge Rd, Westfield, IN 46074)
WHEN: December 18, 2015
About Riley Children’s Foundation
Riley Children’s Foundation supports Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health, Camp Riley and the James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home. As Indiana’s only comprehensive hospital dedicated exclusively to the care of children, Riley Hospital has provided compassionate care, support and comfort to children and their families since 1924. Each year children from all 92 Indiana counties turn to Riley Hospital and its regional clinics throughout the state more than 300,000 times. Riley Hospital’s partnership with Indiana University Health and its strong affiliation with the Indiana University School of Medicine make Riley Hospital the leader in pediatric care in the state and the region. For more information, visit RileyKids.org.