Rob Harris is known to everyone as the guy you can call on in a time of need. He will be there to help you or your family without hesitation no matter the situation. Through his time as a teacher, brother, husband, and father, he puts his family and friends first before thinking of himself. Unfortunately, the time has come for his friends and loved ones to return that dedication to help Rob and his family.
On December 19th, Rob was at home enjoying his family on holiday break when he started having neck pain which quickly turned into the loss of feeling in his legs. After being rushed to the hospital, Rob was diagnosed with an extremely rare case of MRSA infection in his spine. He had emergency surgery to remove an abscess and piece of his bone to relieve the pressure. Due to the infection, he is currently paralyzed from his chest down and unable to breathe on his own without the help of a ventilator. He recently had another surgery to transition to a tracheotomy.
Rob is still in the Intensive Care Unit, but will be transferred to a spinal rehabilitation center for his long journey of recovery. The doctors are confident that his feeling will return in a few months, but he will need to learn to walk again which will be a long process.
Rob has a sweet family who could use our help. His wife Mika is caring for their two children, Jackson (4) and Carson (1) until Rob is healthy enough to return home. Because of the length of the recovery, Rob's family will encounter high medical expenses as well as the ongoing finances of raising a family. There is also the uncertainty of his long term return to work.
Although Rob has a tremendous support system from Mika's parents and his mother Emily, the money raised through this fund from friends and loved ones will be used towards the countless medical bills and general support for his family while he is out of work.
Since Rob is in a tough position, we know that he will greatly appreciate any amount of help for his family through this hard time.
This page will be used to provide updates on his progress. Thank you for any contribution!