Caring for Colby

$12,985 of $150,000 goal

Raised by 147 people in 17 months
Donna Brinegar
on behalf of Betty Obuya
Let’s help Colby….on Thursday April 20, 2017 Colby Harris started experiencing severe neck pain and feeling lethargic. The following morning, he began having decreased motor function in his extremities. The MRI showed that he has a large mass growing inside his spinal cord from C2-C6, and it has caused paralysis. He is currently at Memorial Hermann downtown Houston in the Neuro ICU. They will be doing a biopsy this week to determine what the mass actually is and to determine what treatment is needed. He will be out of work indefinitely at this point and has a very long road ahead of him. Any help you can offer will be greatly appreciated and used towards medical expenses as well as help to support his family during this time.


If you don’t know Colby, let me tell you how great this guy is. Colby is an athletic trainer currently for Humble ISD and previously for Aldine ISD. He has been working enthusiastically in this profession for over 10 years facilitating athletes to recover from their sports injuries. You won’t meet a more compassionate and hard- working person supporting injured athletes. He is loved by all who meet him, and you couldn’t ask for a better friend than what you’ll find in him.

 Please help us get Colby through this!

The money donated will be given to his girlfriend, Betty Obuya, to be used for Colbys medical expenses.
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Hi guys!
Quick update!
Colby was discharged from TIRR yesterday afternoon and we continue his care at home through family caregiving and Homehealth. He will be receiving Physical and Occupational therapy a few times a week. The doctors still do not have an actual diagnosis. He has a follow up MRI in a few weeks and we are still trying to seek 2nd opinion from doctors at MD Anderson to help figure out what the mass is in spinal cord is. Once again, thank you for your continued love, support and prayers.
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Please come out and show your support for Colby!!!
All you need to do is mention his name or show this flyer. Thank you so much for the continued love and support you all have shown for Colby and his family.
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THANK YOU! It is a small word but has alot of appreciation in it.
Colby and I are truly humbled by your generosity, kindness, love, concern and prayers. Words alone cannot express our gratitude.
These are trying times and it's refreshing to know that we have the support we need to soar on.
Thank you all so much! To those that we know, and to those that we dont know. I speak more blessings upon your lives in every area of need.
"One can pay back a loan of gold but one remains forever in debt to those who are kind."

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Colby was moved to TIRR Memorial Hermann Rehabilitation & Research last week and has been making improvements every day. He is now able to move his toes and has regained most function in his right arm/hand. He continues to be very strong willed and optimistic about making a full recovery. All the donations and positive words people have sent mean the world to him. Please continue to keep Colby in your thoughts, your prayers and continue to support him as much as you can. He still has a long road ahead of him, as the doctors are still working to figure out a plan for treatment of the mass that remains in his spinal chord.

Again, thank you so much for all the support!
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$12,985 of $150,000 goal

Raised by 147 people in 17 months
Created April 24, 2017
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Laura Mckim
8 months ago

Praying for you Colby, Love Laura

Ann Fuller
15 months ago

Keep fighting Colby! Continual prayers your way!

Marco Pacheco
15 months ago

Best wishes for a speedy recovery! Rosen Marc

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