Family travels to Riley Hospital for Children from Florida for care for their baby



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A family decided to transfer their care from Florida to Riley Hospital for Children due to their son's heart defects.

Nikolas and Hope Bitner learned that their son would be born with DiGeorge Syndrome early on in their pregnancy. They were not happy with the care they were getting in Florida. The couple had heard about the specialized care available at Riley and decided that was the right place for them.

Hope's journey with Riley began while she was still pregnant. She says the medical team helped her feel comfortable and heard during her appointments. Their son, Brewer, was born at Riley and is now in the cardiovascular intensive care unit. He's already undergone one heart surgery and will need another one in a few months.