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  • Riley Hospital Trauma Survivor and Coach Pagano To Make Big Indy 500 Entrance

    05/23/2013 | TreatmentsTrauma

    Few kids can brag they get to meet Colts head coach, Chuck Pagano. But fly with him in a helicopter to the Indy 500? Yea right. Yet that’s precisely what 12-year-old Willie Avila will do. On Sunday, May 26, the bespectacled pre-teen will join coach Pagano aboard an IU Health LifeLine helicopter, soar above Indianapolis and land at the famed track. After taking a lap in an official pace car, Willie…

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  • We All Can Prevent Child Abuse

    04/19/2013 | TreatmentsTrauma

    Working as part of a Pediatric Trauma Service, there are many days where we encounter tragic accidents and injuries, which can be devastating and heartbreaking for both the children and their families. However, the sadness of this is often tempered by the “success” stories where our patients overcome seemingly incredible odds and go back to their lives as happy, energetic children. As part…

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  • Meet the Trauma Service!

    03/08/2013 | TreatmentsTrauma

    Indiana’s only Level I Pediatric Trauma Center It is my great pleasure to join the Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health blog, and introduce all of you to our Pediatric Trauma Service.  In the future, we will provide helpful tips on injury prevention and information about commonly seen childhood injuries, as well as inspirational stories of our patients overcoming incredible obstacles.…

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