This is Darryn Harker
Darryn is a 42-year-old Police Sergeant with 11 years on the job. He is a husband to Jenn for the past 9 years, they met 19 years ago. He is a father to their beautiful 5 years baby girl. He is an Army Reserve, Combat Engineer veteran. Darryn is someone you can always count on. When push comes to shove, Darryn is the guy you want to have in your corner. Why does any of this matter? Because Darryn and his family need our help.
On Monday, April 16th Darryn was taken to the hospital after a few days of an extreme headache and vomiting. While being examined the hospital quickly realize what the problem was, he had a subarachnoid hemorrhage. Subarachnoid hemorrhage is a life-threatening type of stroke caused by bleeding into the space surrounding the brain. The hospital that he was in wasn’t equipped to handle his condition and he was quickly transported to one that could. As I am writing this Darryn is in guarded condition and will remain in ICU for at least the next week.
With subarachnoid hemorrhages 1/3 of people fully recover, 1/3 recover with a defect or 1/3 die. We are uncertain which third Darryn is likely to fall within at this time, but based on his spirit, we are hopeful for a full recovery. We do know that he will be out of work for some time. The Harkers are a one income family Just like many of us are. They are going to need our help.
Medical expenses will pile up, child care will pile up, utility bills will pile up. With one income they will need help. Darryn is the type of officer we need on the street, his empathy, intelligence, and integrity is what everyone wants in a police officer. let's come together to help Darryn get well in anyway we can.