Fight With Baby Ryker

$51,445 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 708 people in 21 months
Laura Cabana Avis
on behalf of Caitlin Harris
 WESLEY C, FL
This sweet boy is Ryker Harris and he is only 11 months old. It was recently discovered that he has a very rare and large malignant tumor on the cerebellum portion of his brain. After one trip to the emergency room, Caitlin and Joshua Harris's biggest fear as parents turned into a new reality and within 48 hours, doctors had baby Ryker on an operating table performing surgery to remove cancer from his brain. Unfortunately, the surgery was not fully successful because they learned the tumor is integrated into too much of the brain tissue to remove it all and a significant amount of it has been left behind. Chemotherapy is the next step, and the road to a hopeful recovery is going to be very long and difficult for this young family. Not to mention expensive. Many people have asked how they can help. In addition to prayers, donating to the many expenses this battle is sure to bring is a great way to help reduce some of the stress and worry that comes along with the financial burden of fighting cancer. Caitlin, Josh and baby Ryker are very grateful for the outpouring of love and support they have already gotten from family, friends, and even strangers. So if you are looking for something else you can do, let's get together and fight with Josh, Caitlin and Ryker! Any amount will help!
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With great sadness, I must report that Ryker has left us. There was no pain and he was in the comfort of his own home surrounded by loved ones. Ryker will be joining his great-grandparents and ancestral namesakes in Madison, Indiana at their family grave site on Ryker’s Ridge. It is the family’s wishes that there be only a small grave-side prayer service with immediate family only. The parents will be accompanying Ryker back to Madison, where they will be surrounded by loved ones for the next several days. The financial and emotional support that everyone has provided has allowed the family to give all to Ryker. During the last part of this journey, any contributions to his final medical expenses, burial cost, and transportation are appreciated. The family cannot even begin to express how grateful they are for all of the love and support given to them throughout this journey. Thank you to all who have made such a difference in Ryker’s life and who provided never ending support. His heart and spirit have been such a gift and he has touched the lives of so many.
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Friends and family, over the last couple of months we have all enjoyed seeing Ryker thrive and enjoy life as a typical toddler. It was such a blessing to see him enjoy and make so many new memories. In the last couple of days, however, it appears Ryker has begun a rapid decline. Caitlin continues to keep him as comfortable as possible with hospice assisting daily. Both Caitlin's mom and aunt have come down to help during these difficult days at home. Caitlin asks everyone to keep Baby Ryker in your prayers over the next couple days to have as little pain and uncomfortability as possible. Thank you to all that continue to follow and think of the family.
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Just a quick update- Ryker wanted to tell all of his supporters how great of a week it has been! His energy may be down a bit but he's still all smiles! He was able to visit his friends at school for a little while and he sure loved it! He also got to enjoy a nice dinner with the Goldsberrys, long-time friends of Mommy and Daddy's from Indianapolis, and hang with their kiddos. It was a great week for this little warrior. Thanks for all those that continue to keep him in your thoughts and prayers. He's feeling the love!
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The last few weeks the Harris family has begun to make adjustments and preparations after dealing with their latest news regarding Ryker's battle. Ryker has begun to show some signs of progression and said goodbye to all his classmates last week so he can stay home with Mommy. He was able to participate in school pictures and gave it his all! He has also enjoyed so many visits from friends and family. As always, Ryker continues to laugh and enjoy every day as it comes. Each morning when he wakes, he places both hands on Mommy's cheeks and smiles. He truly continues to love life. The family wants to thank everyone for so much support during this time. The meal train has provided a daily relief that is appreciated so much every day. The GoFundMe donations have provided help with hospice and medication costs, both a necessity. The family is so grateful to all who have provided assistance in so many ways. During this very difficult time, there has also been a heightened concern about the second baby and its predisposition to Ryker's diagnosis. Today Caitlin received the long awaited news on the extensive test results. The second baby has tested negative for either of the genetic mutations Mommy, Daddy, and Ryker have. It was much needed good news and such an amazing surprise.

Thank you to all who stood by us, support us, provided assistance in some many ways, and, most important, continue to love Ryker so very much. His disposition assures us he feels all of it. ❤
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Becky Fox Ringham
14 months ago
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Continued prayers for your sweet little guy! Mark & Becky Ringham

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Leslie Waller Penegor
16 months ago
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I am Isabella's Granny in Michigan. I keep up with this sweet angel through Laura. I think about Ryker every single day and pray for a complete healing....not one cancer cell left anywhere!!! Kiss him for me and know that I love him ❤

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Marsha Daugherty
21 months ago
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People in Madison, Indiana continue to pray for Ryker. We love this family.

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Becky Gary Bradley
14 months ago
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Yeah for Ryker. We love our boy.

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Wendy Perez
16 months ago
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still praying for him and the family!!

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Samantha Kendall Ellis
12 months ago

Prayers & Comfort for Mom, Dad, & baby Ryker! Peace to you all at this time. To your extended families to. You all will be in my prayers.

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Kathy Smith
4 months ago

It makes my day to see this precious boy smiling and happy. ICU t8 is to ask God to make provision for each of them in all areas as they face each new Day and all its unknowns. Ryker you are so special.

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Kathy Smith
4 months ago

Thank you for the update. I was actually wondering just yesterday how he was doing. It surprises me how often I hunk of Ryker and his family. And I’ve never even had the pleasure of meeting the little guy but I can hear his laugh in my heart. Bless you all as you go through the coming days and such needed good news about the new baby.

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Helen Shultz
4 months ago

My prayers continue to be with you and your family.

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Maribel Cristina Ruiz
5 months ago

I am so sorry to hear of this update. You are all in my prayers. My heart is broken for you.

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Wendy Perez
7 months ago

so glad to here he is doing better and he gets to come home...blessings and prayers to you and your family...Merry Christmas

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Lo Reynolds
7 months ago

Love you Ryker, and am so happy with your progress. I'm glad you'll be home for Christmas, so Santa can find you at your House. Still Praying for you and your family, and keep eating those cookies, and gaining weight, and Grandma's are the Best Cooks, so I know she will feed you so much, you won't know when to stop eating? Merry Christmas to you and your Family, and I know Santa has some special goodies for you! Ms. Lori Reynolds

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Helen Shultz
8 months ago

Wishing all of you a wonderful Thanksgiving and hope you enjoy your trip! Always prayers coming your way for recovery and strength. God bless you.

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Wendy Perez
10 months ago

still praying for ad with you all, praying for total healing and restoration, God is biiger than any thing out here, HE has you all in HIS hands..

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Debbie Remaley
14 months ago

The most wonderful news ever. Prayers really do help.

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Hadar Spector
14 months ago

Congratulations Ryker and family! I have been following your story for so many months now, and I am sooo happy to hear the good news. Wishing Ryker so much success in life, I look forward to continuing to see the updates on how well he's doing.

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Donna Cummings
15 months ago

Sending special hugs and fighting prayers for my little warrior. ❤️❤️❤️

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Stacey Fitzpatrick
17 months ago

The Fitzpatricks in Holland, Michigan, celebrate this good news and send prayers from this end of the country.

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Jessica Story
18 months ago

Sending lots of prayers

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Kathy Hensley
18 months ago

Prayers for all of you.

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Alicia Sykes
2 months ago

♥ Thinking about you today.

$110
Alicia Sykes
2 months ago
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I sold a Coach purse to help raise money for the Harris family and then I matched what it sold for. Thinking about you all. ♥

DB
$50
David and Dawn Bottomley
2 months ago

Sending our continued prayers for your family.

JG
$400
John Garland
2 months ago

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.

LR
$50
Lori Reynolds
2 months ago

Mr. & Mrs. Harris, I am heartbroken over little Ryker’s passing. I Pray that God will be with you all forever and especially in this difficult time. I know losing a Loved one is hard, but especially when it’s a baby. Ryker was Loved by anyone, who saw his pictures and story. With Love, Lori Reynolds

Becky Fox Ringham
14 months ago
4
4

Continued prayers for your sweet little guy! Mark & Becky Ringham

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Leslie Waller Penegor
16 months ago
3
3

I am Isabella's Granny in Michigan. I keep up with this sweet angel through Laura. I think about Ryker every single day and pray for a complete healing....not one cancer cell left anywhere!!! Kiss him for me and know that I love him ❤

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Marsha Daugherty
21 months ago
3
3

People in Madison, Indiana continue to pray for Ryker. We love this family.

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Becky Gary Bradley
14 months ago
1
1

Yeah for Ryker. We love our boy.

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Wendy Perez
16 months ago
1
1

still praying for him and the family!!

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Samantha Kendall Ellis
12 months ago

Prayers & Comfort for Mom, Dad, & baby Ryker! Peace to you all at this time. To your extended families to. You all will be in my prayers.

+ Read More
Kathy Smith
4 months ago

It makes my day to see this precious boy smiling and happy. ICU t8 is to ask God to make provision for each of them in all areas as they face each new Day and all its unknowns. Ryker you are so special.

+ Read More
Kathy Smith
4 months ago

Thank you for the update. I was actually wondering just yesterday how he was doing. It surprises me how often I hunk of Ryker and his family. And I’ve never even had the pleasure of meeting the little guy but I can hear his laugh in my heart. Bless you all as you go through the coming days and such needed good news about the new baby.

+ Read More
Helen Shultz
4 months ago

My prayers continue to be with you and your family.

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Maribel Cristina Ruiz
5 months ago

I am so sorry to hear of this update. You are all in my prayers. My heart is broken for you.

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Wendy Perez
7 months ago

so glad to here he is doing better and he gets to come home...blessings and prayers to you and your family...Merry Christmas

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Lo Reynolds
7 months ago

Love you Ryker, and am so happy with your progress. I'm glad you'll be home for Christmas, so Santa can find you at your House. Still Praying for you and your family, and keep eating those cookies, and gaining weight, and Grandma's are the Best Cooks, so I know she will feed you so much, you won't know when to stop eating? Merry Christmas to you and your Family, and I know Santa has some special goodies for you! Ms. Lori Reynolds

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Helen Shultz
8 months ago

Wishing all of you a wonderful Thanksgiving and hope you enjoy your trip! Always prayers coming your way for recovery and strength. God bless you.

+ Read More
Wendy Perez
10 months ago

still praying for ad with you all, praying for total healing and restoration, God is biiger than any thing out here, HE has you all in HIS hands..

+ Read More
Debbie Remaley
14 months ago

The most wonderful news ever. Prayers really do help.

+ Read More
Hadar Spector
14 months ago

Congratulations Ryker and family! I have been following your story for so many months now, and I am sooo happy to hear the good news. Wishing Ryker so much success in life, I look forward to continuing to see the updates on how well he's doing.

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Donna Cummings
15 months ago

Sending special hugs and fighting prayers for my little warrior. ❤️❤️❤️

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Stacey Fitzpatrick
17 months ago

The Fitzpatricks in Holland, Michigan, celebrate this good news and send prayers from this end of the country.

+ Read More
Jessica Story
18 months ago

Sending lots of prayers

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Kathy Hensley
18 months ago

Prayers for all of you.

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