There are no words to describe what it would be like to find out unexpectedly that your two-year-old has Leukemia. After an infection caused concern for his parents, Erin and Chris, an afternoon trip to the doctor and blood work results revealed the worst - Ryker Bowman's white blood cell count was severely low and he was suffering from Leukemia. A late-night trip to the ER and a long night for all, led them to UCSF Medical Center where he is currently being treated. In true toddler form, he is taking every poke, prod, and examination like a true champion. Erin and Chris have been an inspiration - positive like only they could be and a rock for Ryker in his ever-changing environment. The road for his treatment and recovery will be a long one and it will mean many long-term stays in the hospital. On top of the inevitable emotional strain that this will cause their family, Erin and Chris will need to reprioritize work to accommodate his scheduled and unscheduled medical treatments. The Ryker Bowman Get Well fund is being set up by family and friends and all donations will go directly to Erin and Chris to help their family navigate the financial strain of their journey.
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