Rally Round Riley

$69,513 of $100k goal

Raised by 1,305 people in 8 months
Amy Wales  Modbury, SA

On the 8th of May 2016, Riley woke up vomiting and had a temp. Typical symptoms many 1yr olds have when getting sick. As time passed Riley got worse and he could barely move a muscle. Something wasn't right but no one could have imagined just what was about to happen. Riley was taken to seek medical advice and was told out of precaution he should go to the Womens and Childrens Hospital.  The hospital was an hour and a half drive away and by the time the family arrived he was covered in a rash from head to toe. Doctors took one look at him and he was quickly rushed out the back where he was sedated, put on a breathing tube and pumped full of antibiotics and once stabilised the family were told it was meningococcal b and the first 24hrs were critical and he had a very high chance he wouldn't make it through. Riley suprised everyone with how strong he was and how hard he was going to fight for his life and he has won the battle but not without sacrifices.  Riley has always been an outgoing boy who spent all his time playing outside either in the backyard or at the park and after a long battle and alot of obstacles is now a 4 limb amputee and has had to have skin grafting to the majority of his body.  He has spent the last 4 months in hospital and doctors have no plan on discharging him anytime soon. We hope to raise money for the the ongoing care and support Riley needs, including prosthetics and gadgets to help him with everyday tasks. If you want to help by donating thank you and for those who just want to leave a supportive message Riley would love to hear from you :) xx

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Update 4
Posted by Amy Wales
4 months ago
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Riley is home!! We have been home for 2 weeks and are settling into a new routine with daily dressing changes, scar management and compression garments. We are loving being home even with the new challenges that life has been throwing at us and just want to thank everyone of you guys that have been supporting us and keeping us strong xx
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Update 3
Posted by Amy Wales
6 months ago
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Rileys new wheels xx
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Update 2
Posted by Amy Wales
6 months ago
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We have just hit 1000 donations!! We can't thank you guys enough for all the support xx any amount helps and is greatly appreciated. We have now just ordered our first piece of equipment suggested by our physio so once it's here ill post pictures of riley using it and will continue as we start getting more and more. Xx
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Update 1
Posted by Amy Wales
7 months ago
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Rileys had 3 amputations closed/grafted over.. waiting on his right leg to heal enough to close over and then we're over all the major surgerys :) such a trooper!! Xx thanks to everyone who has shared or donated you guys are amazing xx
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Catherine Hunter
7 months ago

Hi,The Team at Coles Whyalla are really keen to get get be hind you and help out in anyway possible if we could get someone to contact us at the store 86468300 and ask for Catherine.

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Alison Gaston
4 months ago
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Thank you for the update, it is lovely to see how you all are getting on. Love to you and your family xx

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Alison Gaston
6 months ago
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What an inspiration your little man is. All the best to you all xx

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Lorraine Clark
7 months ago
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Keep smiling Riley, you have a long road ahead but with the love of your wonderful Mum and Dad your future will get brighter. What a beautiful little man you are, you will shine in adversity and grow stronger each day. Love and kisses to you and your family xox

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Amy Louise
7 months ago
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Thanks Ashy for sharing Riley's story

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Alison Gaston
7 months ago
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All the best to your little man and you both. Great to see the kindness of people. The funding so far looks awesome all the best to reaching 50k xx

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Charlie Dooley
7 months ago
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Shout out to Ashy Bines for bringing attention to little Riley

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Lisa Parsons
7 months ago
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Sending our love parsons family xx

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Penny DeSalvo
7 months ago
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Riley what a soldier! I can't imagine the difficulties both parents have faced through this horrible disease. I just saw this on my local news and the little guy has such a beautiful smile. Keep smiling riley, you're a beautiful baby boy. :')

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Lara Tenikoff
7 months ago
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Can't even begin to imagine your pain... Prayers, love and hugs ❤️ Xx

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Karen Travers
7 months ago
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what an inspirational story hope all continues to go well and Riley continues to meet his milestones and continues to improve,,, Pray are with u all and know there are heaps of pp thinking of u all and praying hard,,, What a brave little boy he will go along way in life,,,, Lots of love

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Ros Whitehead
7 months ago
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My little mate got this last year.she is doing nf well now.I believe ur an inspiration Riley.love and hugs to u n ur family.xc

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Dianne Mullins
7 months ago
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Our family has seen firsthand what this devastating disease can do when my niece contracted it last year. Sending lots of love and strength to you all. Keep fighting Riley. Xx

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Judy Bennett
7 months ago
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Sending love and empathy to Riley and his family.

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Sharon Todd
8 months ago
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Sending lots of love to Riley and his family. You have a hard road ahead but you are a little fighter and an inspiration. Xxxx

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Ali Higgins
8 months ago
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I hope everyone gets behind Riley, what a little Fighter & Champion you have..Go Riley All my thoughts with the Wales and extended families x

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Renee Hewett
1 month ago

Hi, we have raised some money through work by having casual day Friday, with a donation. We would like to donate the money we've raised to Riley. Wondering if you have bank details we can transfer to. If you could call 88213622 and ask for Leanne. Thank you

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$69,513 of $100k goal

Raised by 1,305 people in 8 months
Created August 24, 2016
Amy Wales  
JW
$50
Jan Williams
1 month ago
1
1
LP
$50
Lynne Porcsin
1 month ago
1
1
$100
Anonymous
1 month ago
1
1
AH
$100
Aisha Hargraves
1 month ago
1
1

Thinking of you and wish you all the best xoxo

FG
$10
Felicity Gould
1 month ago
1
1
$10
Anonymous
2 months ago
1
1
$5
Anonymous
2 months ago
1
1
$5
Anonymous
2 months ago
1
1
MG
$100
Matt Griffiths
2 months ago
1
1
RB
$50
Raelene Barnes
2 months ago
1
1

God bless you Riley

Catherine Hunter
7 months ago

Hi,The Team at Coles Whyalla are really keen to get get be hind you and help out in anyway possible if we could get someone to contact us at the store 86468300 and ask for Catherine.

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Alison Gaston
4 months ago
1
1

Thank you for the update, it is lovely to see how you all are getting on. Love to you and your family xx

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Alison Gaston
6 months ago
1
1

What an inspiration your little man is. All the best to you all xx

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Lorraine Clark
7 months ago
1
1

Keep smiling Riley, you have a long road ahead but with the love of your wonderful Mum and Dad your future will get brighter. What a beautiful little man you are, you will shine in adversity and grow stronger each day. Love and kisses to you and your family xox

+ Read More
Amy Louise
7 months ago
1
1

Thanks Ashy for sharing Riley's story

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Alison Gaston
7 months ago
1
1

All the best to your little man and you both. Great to see the kindness of people. The funding so far looks awesome all the best to reaching 50k xx

+ Read More
Charlie Dooley
7 months ago
1
1

Shout out to Ashy Bines for bringing attention to little Riley

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Lisa Parsons
7 months ago
1
1

Sending our love parsons family xx

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Penny DeSalvo
7 months ago
1
1

Riley what a soldier! I can't imagine the difficulties both parents have faced through this horrible disease. I just saw this on my local news and the little guy has such a beautiful smile. Keep smiling riley, you're a beautiful baby boy. :')

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Lara Tenikoff
7 months ago
1
1

Can't even begin to imagine your pain... Prayers, love and hugs ❤️ Xx

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Karen Travers
7 months ago
1
1

what an inspirational story hope all continues to go well and Riley continues to meet his milestones and continues to improve,,, Pray are with u all and know there are heaps of pp thinking of u all and praying hard,,, What a brave little boy he will go along way in life,,,, Lots of love

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Ros Whitehead
7 months ago
1
1

My little mate got this last year.she is doing nf well now.I believe ur an inspiration Riley.love and hugs to u n ur family.xc

+ Read More
Dianne Mullins
7 months ago
1
1

Our family has seen firsthand what this devastating disease can do when my niece contracted it last year. Sending lots of love and strength to you all. Keep fighting Riley. Xx

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Judy Bennett
7 months ago
1
1

Sending love and empathy to Riley and his family.

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Sharon Todd
8 months ago
1
1

Sending lots of love to Riley and his family. You have a hard road ahead but you are a little fighter and an inspiration. Xxxx

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Ali Higgins
8 months ago
1
1

I hope everyone gets behind Riley, what a little Fighter & Champion you have..Go Riley All my thoughts with the Wales and extended families x

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Renee Hewett
1 month ago

Hi, we have raised some money through work by having casual day Friday, with a donation. We would like to donate the money we've raised to Riley. Wondering if you have bank details we can transfer to. If you could call 88213622 and ask for Leanne. Thank you

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