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About Julie Lesh

Julie is the mother of 12-year-old Riley Lesh, a former Riley NICU patient and 2014 Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Champion for Indiana. The family has participated in more than 130 Riley Dance Marathons.

Meet Indiana’s New CMN Champion: “We are very excited and honored.”

We are very excited and honored that our daughter Riley has been selected as the 2014 Children’s Miracle Network Champion for Indiana. We have come to know so many families in our 12 years as a Riley family, and it … Continue reading

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Diary of IUDM

Friday, November 15, 2013 6:00 p.m. - My family and I check into our hotel where we are greeted by a smiling IUDM committee member. My daughter Riley is excited by the gift basket she received from her fraternity sponsor “Sigma Pi … Continue reading

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Dance Marathon Milestone

Attending Indiana University Dance Marathon (IUDM) is always one of the highlights of our year.  It goes on the calendar as soon as we get the date. The opening ceremonies are always very emotional.  The families get to go on … Continue reading

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Holiday Gratitude, Riley Style

As November begins, many people begin to really think about the things for which they are most thankful. For our family and many others like ours, it is the start of National Prematurity Awareness Month, so it seems only fitting … Continue reading

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