Joseph Riggs


"Joseph was born with a condition called Gastroschisis (basically all of his organs were outside of his body). He was immediately rushed to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite where the doctors and nurses began putting everything back in its right place in his tiny body. His parents and sister, Lily, were by his side every day in his cozy little pod filled with stuffed animals, cards, and balloons. The nurses and doctors did such a great job taking care of Joseph that today he is just as happy and active as a 7-year-old boy should be. Other than the fact that he doesn't have a bellybutton (but hopes to get one soon!), Joseph is just like any other healthy child thanks to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta."

- The Riggs Family