Tears, Crayons and Hope: A Little Sister's Riley Story
My name is Cheyanne Keown and I am 9 years old. This is why my heart belongs to Riley Hospital.
My 17-year-old brother had an accident and was on life support suffering from anoxic brain injury in the ICU. I visited my brother every chance I got! There was this one day, when no one was looking, I went to my brother's bedside and held his hand. In that moment I cried, prayed and reached for hope!
As tears were rolling down my face the ICU Nurse touched my shoulder and said "Hope Happens Here, honey," and she gave me a hug and offered me a box of crayons and coloring book. The nurse’s name was Latonya, and she made me feel like I was helping my brother with his recovery by coloring beautiful pictures for him.
My heart belongs to Riley for saving my brother Chad's life!
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