Riley was born 3.5 months premature due to HELLP Syndrome and preeclampsia. She weighed 1 pound, 10 oz at birth and was 13" long. She spent 90 days total in the NICU at Riley before coming home. While there, she had surgery to close her patent ductus arteriosis. She had issues with feeding, breathing, and getting bigger. She spent a month on a ventilator before switching to a CPAP and eventually a nasal canula. She came home on tube feeds and a small bit of oxygen assistance. Today, Riley is 14, a freshman in high school, and is on a gymnastics team.