Riverlyn’s Story

Site created on December 13, 2019

Riverlyn Ann Walsh was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia on December 10, 2019 at her two month well baby visit. She was quickly life flighted to Sioux Falls where she is currently being treated. Thank you for visiting this site and supporting sweet Riverlyn. 

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Journal entry by Matthew Walsh

Overwhelmed.. these last couple days have gone in slow motion and yet so fast I can't even remember how long we've been here. The last post on my Instagram was written hours and hours before we were told some of the hardest news about our sweet baby girl. It all started with a chest x-ray because of a heart murmur and then quickly escalated to our daughter's pediatrician sitting us down and explaining our daughter has leukemia (yeah the kind of situation that I only ever thought I would see portrayed in movies) and the really crazy thing is that both Matt and I knew what she was going to say before the words ever left her mouth. From there Riv and I were sent in an ambulance to Rapid City and then life flighted to Sioux Falls while Matt was still hours behind driving. I can't explain how overwhelmed I am with all of the people who have sent kind words and have lifted our little love up in prayer. There is even a GoFundMe page?! 😭❤️ In every single prayer I have thanked God for creating such amazing people - from friends who went out of their way to be with us when we got the news to the flight nurse who gave Riv his beanie and kept her happy the whole flight to our amazing nurses to the people who have sent me a message of encouragement- You have all shown God's love to us and because of that Matt and I haven't stopped smiling or laughing or joking since we got here. We have been resting a little at the Ronald McDonald House which is such a huge blessing. We are believing and praying for a miracle of healing from God for our baby. Please continue to lift her up in prayer! The type of leukemia is infant Pre B ALL. Thank you so much everyone! ❤️
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