The Riley’s Road to Italy
A journey of hope for one family to save the life of their youngest daughter from MLD.
Yesterday, October 2, 2021 was Keira’s 1st “re-birthday”, one year from the date that she received her renewed stem cells that would allow her to live a normal life. It is beyond surreal to say that our almost-2-year-old is a 1-year survivor of MLD, of all things! And it is even more surreal that she…
I absolutely cannot believe it has been (almost) one year since Keira received her life-saving gene therapy treatment in Italy (her official re-birthday date is October 2, 2020). Our time in Milan seems like a lifetime ago. Yet here we sit at Phoenix Children’s Hospital for her 1-year post gene therapy check up! And I…
This weekend, we have the honor of attending one our best friend’s wedding in Montana. While Dave (the Best Man), and Eva (the flower girl) have been there since Thursday for the rehearsal, I am heading out today (Saturday) so that we only leave the other girls (Livvy specifically as she is the most medically…
CureMLD.com’s Founder Maria Kefalas helped the Riley family to learn about the option of gene therapy. Head to their site to read more about this extremely rare disease and resources available for families.
The MLD Foundation is the longest running resource for families affected by MLD.
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