Vicky and Riggs Fisher

This Friday is a special day for the Brad and Vicky Fisher Family of Watertown. You could say that it’s going to be a day that they have “wished” for quite some time.  On Friday, their son, Riggs Fisher, will  receive his “Wish” from South Dakota’s Make-A-Wish volunteers.  Vicky Fisher, Riggs’ mom said that her son was born with a rare heart condition that required immediate attention...... 

Vicky said two days later, after overcoming her own complications, she was finally able to see Riggs in a Sioux Falls hospital. It was there that they learned that Riggs would need specialized treatment and would need to go to Michigan for more advanced care..... 

Riggs weighed 5 pounds 5 oz. at the time he was born.  He has had three open heart surgeries since he was born. Vicky said that the cardiologist and other doctors that worked to save Riggs have been amazing.  Today, Riggs is an active little boy that is full of energy. Although he doesn’t communicate verbally, Vicky says you can read him like a book..... 

Riggs’ wish, which is sponsored by Dacotah Bank, is a sensory room.  A room that includes a Plinko Wall, a ceiling mounted Swing and other items that are specifically designed to stimulate his senses. Vicky praised the staff at Mellette Elementary School saying then have been amazing to work with. They have also been instrumental in the development of his sensory room.... 

Riggs will receive his Wish at 5:30pm on Friday.   Shortly after that, a parade that will leave from the Watertown Middle School, head west on 16th Avenue NE, continue westbound until it passes the Fisher Home in the 1600 block of Northridge Drive.  The parade will be led by the Adopt-a Wish partner, Dacotah Bank, the Watertown Police Department and Watertown Fire Department will also be assisting. 

Vicky said there are many different people to thank for making Riggs’ “wish” come true..... 

If you would like to line the parade route with signs or if you would like to be in the parade for little Riggs you are encouraged to do so.  Just be at the Watertown Middle School, by 5:30pm on Friday.  This is going to be a special day for this young man and thanks to Dacotah Bank, Make-a-Wish South Dakota and many, many others, it’ll be a day that his “Wish” will come true.