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In the summer of 2016, Rylee Bond, of Bloomsburg, complained of having a bad headache. The pain was so severe that she was taken to a local community hospital. Doctors found a large bleed in her head and immediately had her transported by Life Flight® medical helicopter to Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital. The neurosurgery team worked quickly to save Rylee’s life, placing a hose in her brain to drain dangerous levels of fluid and removing an abnormal tangle of blood vessels that had ruptured in her brain. Following a lengthy, and still ongoing, recovery process, Rylee is now back to her normal activities, including cheerleading.

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Donations to Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger have provided pediatric ventilators and many other specialized equipment for the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit where Rylee was admitted. Gifts also have helped fund equipment used in the Pediatric Rehabilitation Department where Rylee continues to receive therapy. Child Life Services, which helped provide distractions for her during her stay, also is supported with Children’s Miracle Network funding.

Rylee Bond
Rylee Bond