Leighton returned to Riley Children’s Hospital on May 18, 2021 for a heart catheterization and biopsy. He will stay at the hospital until a heart becomes available. He is on a new treatment and his listed status was raised from 2B to 1A. He has experienced some symptoms such as issues related to the PICC line, heart rhythm issues, and swelling.
Leighton has been posting daily on FaceBook, usually a relevant Scripture, sometimes a photo or video. He has made friends with hospital staff, other patients and their families. God is blessing him and blessing others through him.