Riley Laman's Medical Expenses
Riley Lauren Laman was born on October 19, 2015 to proud parents Melisa and Ryan Laman. Riley was named after her aunt who passed away when she was 18. Riley was initially admitted to the NICU to stabilize her blood sugars, but she began having apnea episodes and had difficulty eating. The next thing they know, Riley was meeting with cardiologists, neurologists, geneticists, etc. Two hospitals and two months later, it was determined that Riley has a rare genetic disorder that involves deletions and duplications on the third chromosome. Since she is the first person with this exact mutation, her future is unknown. However, they anticipate that she will have developmental and intellectual delays ranging from moderate to severe. Riley will remain in the hospital for weeks to months as the doctors determine what interventions she needs to go home safely. Ryan (the father) returned to work, in order to bring in as much income as possible to help supplement the impending bills rolling in. Every weekend he travels to Chicago to spend time with Riley and the rest of his family. Melisa (the mother) was afforded an opportunity to stay at the Ronald McDonald House with their son Bryce. From there, she goes back and forth to spend time with Riley and meet with her doctors. Though the family is praying for a miracle, Riley will most likely require a full array of therapy for the rest of her life. They are now trying to determine how to provide the best care for Riley at home and manage the associated costs and space constraints.+ Read More
Riley's Grandpa George is in the hospital waiting for a heart transplant .
Princess Riley Lauren Laman is 11 weeks old now! Come on baby!