I took this photo of Riley and his dad Mark last night in the UofU hospital ICU. Riley has been in the ICU now since just after Thanksgiving. What started as the flu turned into pneumonia, and quickly turned into a rare lung infection. Riley has lost all gas exchange function of his lungs due to tissue scarring as a result of the infection. He has been relying on a trach and an ecmo to provide oxygen. While many lung transplant recipients are life long cigarette smokers, Riley, a 19 year old kid, has been knocked out of the running because when he was first admitted to the hospital he tested positive for marijuana. 5 years from now when marijuana is legal in most states this will be a non issue. Riley is like my little brother, he is family. He is my little brothers best friend and has grown up at my parents house. It has been so hard watching him go through this scary life threatening ordeal. A petition has been created to get his name added to the list of lung transplant recipients. The link is in my bio if you care to sign it. Please share the link if you believe in Riley's cause and send good thoughts his way... him and his family need all they can get.