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Dollars for Cash is a fund set up to help support Cash Ridenour and his family with medical and related expenses during his illness.

On May 19, 2011 Cash Ridenour, the two year old son of Kenny & Jenifer Ridenour was admited to Riley Children's Hospital with Necrotizing Pneumonia caused by the bacteria Streptococcus pneumoniae and pneumothoraces. This was just another infection in the long list of moderate to severe infections Cash has had in his young life. As of June 5, 2011 Cash remains hospitalized with a chest tube, on oxygen, and he remains on IV Antibiotics to try to clear this terrible pneumonia which has completely destroyed his right lung.

At this time he has no anticipated discharge date, and will have to work with Physical Therapy to learn to hold his head up, sit up and walk again. He is also battling another problem, through a consult with the Immunology department at Riley they have started testing to identify what is wrong with Cash's immune system, although no diagnosis has yet been established, this is an essential part of his recovery, because without a proper diagnosis and treatment it is likely Cash would end up in the same or a similar position as he is now in the future.

Prayer support has been unbelievable, and has been wholey appreciated by everyone who loves Cash so much. Almost everyday the family is asked by someone what they can do. This fund is being set up for those who wish to make a monitary contribution to Cash and his family for medical and other expenses associated with the long term hospital stay and care Cash will require to become a healthy child again.

Whether $20 or $200 every little bit helps to ease the stress of money in a time when that is the last thing anyone wants to think about.

10% of all the money received will be donated by our family to the Ronald McDonald House of Indianapolis @ Riley and Riley's Kids.

Also if you prefer to send a check instead you can do so by mailing to:

Your support, prayers and love are appreciated beyond words.

***UPDATE*** Cash was released from Riley Hospital on June 15, 2011, much earlier than expected, we believe entirely due to prayer he received on his behalf while there. The long road to perminant recovery has begun now. He will make 2-3 trips each week to Riley Outpatient Clinic working with Immunologists to get a definitive diagnosis on his Primary Immune Deficiency, Pediatric Pulmnologists to continue to make sure his destroyed lung is healing and supported how it needs to be, and Infectuous disease doctors to address other medical issues Cash had been dealing with previous to the Pneumonia. Please keep him and his family in prayer, and give if you can. Every amount, no matter how small helps.
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