Riese Madalyn was born on May 7th, 2003 at the Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria. When she was 8 hours old it was determined that she had a severe heart defect called Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrom and was airlifted to Children's Hospital in Minneapolis.
She spent her first 5 1/2 months of life in the PICU, and has been in and out of the hospital numerous times. Riese has endured 6 heart surgeries and dozens of others and will eventually need a heart transplant.
Please visit her old CB website for her life story of her first 9 years of life www.caringbridge.org/mn/riese (http://www.caringbridge.org/mn/riese