Support for Ryker

$82,661 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 1,822 people in 1 month
Created April 17, 2019
On April 16th, Nicole and her son Ryker were viciously attacked outside of their home, as a result of a domestic violence incident. Ryker, who just had his 2nd birthday this past weekend, was hit by a shotgun blast to his face and hand and was transported to Henry Ford Allegiance Health where he was stabilized and then air lifted to C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor. As a result of his injuries, Ryker has had five surgeries in the past 24 hours to repair his face, hand, arm and lungs. He had titanium placed in his jaw and surgeons have reconstructed his mouth, gums and nose. Ryker now has over 100 stitches in his face post-surgery and is still listed in critical care with a ventilator and feeding tube installed in his stomach. He has a long road of recovery ahead with more surgeries to come.

We are enlisting your help to raise funds to assist with any medical expenses, lodging, travel, lost wages and any other expenses incurred during this difficult time for the family. On an immediate basis, any financial contributions will be used to allow Nicole to continue to spend her time with Ryker without worrying about the small burdens of these daily expenses.  In a time where family remains at the forefront, let’s help remove one small burden from the family.

The funds for this campaign will be given to Connie McCarthy, who is Nicole's mother.
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Also, Art Moehn Auto Group will be giving Nicole a 3 year lease on a 2019 Chevrolet Equinox for FREE tomorrow. Additionally, Art Moehn is going to cover the cost of the insurance for the first 6 months!

Thank you Art Moehn and Jerry Cox!

Hey, did I tell you that Ryker is home?
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Ryker got his tracheotomy (life support) removed two days ago and he is completely breathing on his own. Additionally, he is trying to eat on his own but is still not able at this point. Ryker does have in infection, however, it is being treated and there is a positive outlook on it. Ryker is up, playing, running around, and definitely ready to get home!
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Update on Ryker:

He is AWAKE, FULLY ALERT, and moving around. He is making tremendous strides in his recovery and every goal the doctors have set for him he has exceeded above and beyond. The doctors and nurses that have been taking care or Ryker call him the miracle baby and can't believe how well he's doing in that short amount of time! He is off of the ventilator and now has a TracCollar to help with the swelling and healing in his face. He did graduate the ICU last night and is in a step down care unit! He has been working with physical therapy and speech therapy teams and is making strides to get better every day. His favorite thing to do is sit on the play mat in his room and play with his cars!
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Ryker’s surgery yesterday went great. They were able to save three fingers and 60% of his hand! They had to skin graft from his arm to his hand and place a cast over it. Ryker’s favorite color is blue, so of course it’s blue! Additionally, they were finally able to place the feeding tube, which is excellent news. Thank everyone for the continued support!
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Raised by 1,822 people in 1 month
Created April 17, 2019
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