Rally with Ryker

Ryker Grey Addison was born on 5-21-18 and is an identical twin. His sweet family (mom Shayla, dad Joseph, big brother Dax and twin Luka) lives in Tulsa, but have been in Houston at Memorial Hermann since March. Ryker and his twin Luka were mono-mono twins (same sac) so they were high risk for cord entanglement. Shayla was inpatient for monitoring from 27 weeks until the birth at 34 weeks. Shayla and her husband Joseph had to stay in Houston to make sure that when born (these twins can be born at anytime given any blood loss concerns with entanglement) they had the doctors that Ryker would need. He was diagnosed inutero with CDH (left) and a heart defect, double outlet right ventricle. Once he was born, he was also diagnosed with TEF - his trachea and esophagus were not attached and his esophagus was attached to his stomach. He had his CDH corrective surgery at two days old (He also got a gtube in this surgery). His left lung was compressed and is now finally showing on X-rays. He had TEF corrective surgery at 10 days old. He is soon to have his heart surgery. Shayla was Initially, heavily encouraged to terminate Ryker to “save” his twin, but she chose to have him. Luka is doing well and Ryker has been a warrior and has been improving. They have had a few emotional setbacks, with the last one being last week, but he is continually showing people that God is bigger than the mountains that may seem impossible to climb. The emotional and financial stress of temporarily moving their family to Houston while caring for their other two children and being at the hospital with Ryker, has been tremendous. Please consider donating to this incredibly family and let’s bring Ryker home!

  • Alex and Sharon Henthorn-Iwane 
    • $50 
    • 32 mos
  • Darla Smith 
    • $1,000 
    • 33 mos
  • Kendra Updike 
    • $50 
    • 34 mos
  • Kerri Shirley 
    • $50 
    • 35 mos
  • Kimberly Hayes 
    • $50 
    • 36 mos
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Fundraising team: Team Ryker (3)

heather ODaniel 
Raised $475 from 9 donations
Tulsa, OK
Shayla Marie Addison 
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