'Riley Kid' celebrates her fourth birthday - 14 News, WFIE, Evansville, Henderson, Owensboro

'Riley Kid' celebrates her fourth birthday

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A little girl from Boonville celebrated her fourth birthday on Tuesday. 

Maddy Francis has been a Riley kid since the day she was born. She was born with Chiari Syndrome and Spina Bifida.

In just four years, she's had eight surgeries. Doctors told Maddy's parents she would be paralyzed from below the ribs down, but she's walking all over the place with a little help.

Her mom and dad say they go back to Riley every six months.

"They're excellent at what they do and their doctors are wonderful. They're there to help you and support you in anything that you need, any questions, that you have. It's just a great place to go," Carrie Francis shared with 14 News.

If you'd like more information about how you can make a difference in a child's life through the Gift of Hope Happens Here campaign for Riley, click here.

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