Riley Kids Become Pro Wrestlers for a Day

On Monday June 22, Riley at IU Health hosted a Timmy Takedown, an event that gives children with disabilities a chance to show off their abilities in the ring. Dressed up as superheroes and pro wrestlers, they had the chance to learn some wrestling moves and take down Dr. “DOOM” Dietzen. This event empowers them to be the strong people they want to be, without anything holding them back or anyone telling them they can’t.

WWE pro wrestling duo The Lucha Dragons arrived at 11am for photos and autographs for the children. WWE also provided the Takedown participants with tickets to the WWE event at Banker’s Life Fieldhouse later that evening.

Inspired to make a deeper commitment to the medically underserved, Dr. Chuck Dietzen founded Timmy Global Health in 1997. Dr. Dietzen currently serves as the Medical Director for Pediatric Rehabilitation at Riley at IU Health. Dr. Dietzen believes every kid should have a chance to do regular kid activities. “Whatever their disability, we wanted to let them be kids.”

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