Patient Stories

A Gift of Gratitude

Joyce and Tim Detterline

When their son, Eric, was a child, Riley Hospital for Children helped Joyce and Tim Detterline gain control of his asthma so he could enjoy an active and fulfilling childhood. For more than a decade, the Detterlines have donated to Riley Children's Foundation in appreciation for the care Eric received. Recently, Tim and Joyce decided on a planned gift, designating a gift to Riley in their will. “The most important thing to us is helping any child who has a serious illness,” Tim says. Learn more about how they are making an impact at Riley. Read More

A Heart for Riley

Nichole Gralia with her family

Ranked 5th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, the cardiology and heart surgery program helps thousands of kids each year by treating complex congenital heart defects and providing ongoing, lifelong care patients need to thrive. That includes Nichole Gralia, who was born with multiple heart defects and is now on the other side of the stethoscope as a Riley nurse practitioner. Read More

The Sickest Kid in Indiana

Aiden Hunter

In just three days Aiden went from singing at a concert to being placed on the highest level of life support. Thanks to the quality care he received at Riley Children's, he was able to make a full recovery. Read More