When Lily Garner from Camby celebrated her second birthday with an Elmo-themed party, guests were encouraged to bring donations for Riley Hospital – a tradition Lily’s grateful parents began with her first birthday. Thanks to her generous friends and family, this smiling birthday girl (whose parents call her their “dream baby”) helped raise close to $400 dollars for Riley Hospital.
It’s the Garner family’s way of saying “thank you” to the hospital that is helping Lily thrive in spite of a series of medical challenges including Down syndrome.
“The folks at Riley gave us so much hope during our darkest hour,” says Lily’s mother, Stephanie. “If our small gift can bring hope and relief to even one suffering child and their family, then we have made a difference!”
It’s simple for you to make a gift in honor or in memory of someone who is special to you.
Look for the “Tribute Information” section of our online donation form and indicate the name of the person you would like to honor with your gift.
We will ask you to provide the address of the honoree or their family so we can notify them of your gift, however, the amount will remain confidential.
Your Impact on the Riley Relief Fund June 2, 2020
We put out the call that Riley Hospital for Children needed help during the COVID pandemic and you answered. Find out how your donations impacted Riley kids, their families, and hospital staff.×
Nurses Week 2020 May 7, 2020
A heartfelt thank you to the nurses at Riley Hosptial for Children as we celebrate Nurses Week!×
Waiting for Two Miracles April 27, 2020
Riley mom Amie Hastings lost her job due to the coronavirus pandemic. Your donations to the Riley Relief Fund provides emergency assistance to Riley families during the coronavirus crisis. It also supports Riley program and team member needs, and gives doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals flexibility as they respond to the evolving healthcare crisis.×
Happy Birthday, Teddy! April 16, 2020
Riley kid Giancarlo "Teddy" Gomez celebrates his eighth birthday at Riley Hospital for Children. Please join us in wishing him a Happy Birthday!×
A Piece of Riley June 27, 2019
I am the Riley Wagon. I mean a lot of things to different people. I'm also a way for donors, like the Burr family, to give back to Riley Hospital for Children.×
Be the Star You Are May 22, 2019
Check out this behind the scenes look at the 2019 Riley Cancer Center Prom.×
Meet Rowan Breyts March 19, 2019
A baby dies in Indiana about every 14 hours. Rowan Breyts was not one of them. However, he came dangerously close.×
Be the Hope NOW: The Campaign for Kids December 19, 2018
We have launched a $175 million campaign for Riley Hospital to save kids’ lives through three high-priority programs.×
Kennedy's Story: How Family Support Helps December 19, 2018
Watch the Strayer Family's story about their Riley journey.×
Sheila and Jameson's Story December 19, 2018
Sheila Dolan shares how the donor-funded Riley Maternity and Newborn Health team saved her life, and her son’s life.×