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    My Nephew's 6 year old son has cancer

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    Please help, if you can

    My Nephew and his wife were told the first week in December, that their 6 year old boy, Ryker, has Hodgkin Lymphoma. It is Stage 3. His Christmas Eve was spent getting chemo. He is currently undergoing his second run of chemotherapy, and has lost all of his hair, but is handling it as only a 6 year old could!! Brave little man.
    My Nephew lost his job in August (company downsizing), and his wife is losing hers with a different company, for the same reason. They have 2 other children, ages 2 and newborn.
    I've been a member of this board for a long time, and have been instrumental in running, or contributing to running, 3 different fundraisers for board members when they were in need. If I could support them, I would, but the only thing I could think of doing to help them, is to ask for your prayers, and share their GoFundMe with as many people as possible.
    By the way, they would never think of having a fund raiser, or asking anyone for money, a friend of theirs started it.

    A link to the fundraiser, for you to check out and contribute through, if the spirit moves you:

    https://www.gofundme.com/ryker-stron...G4ZGoGLNTQdDvU

    A link to the Facebook page the family has set up, so we could follow Ryker's progress:

    https://www.facebook.com/rykerstrong6/?hc_location=ufi


    You are all the best bunch of folks that I could ever ask to be a part of, and your prayers are just as important as any donations.

    Thank you,

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    Don, sorry to hear that. Prayers sent and funding will follow.
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    Praying God's best blessings for him and the family.
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    Done and prayers too.

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    Thank you, gentlemen.


    This is Ryker on Christmas Eve:

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    Ryker playing video games after chemo on January 14th (the food was his parent's!)

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    Thank you so much for the support, guys!

    Here is an update from their Facebook page:

    Round 3 - FIGHT!!!

    All settled in the room and started on fluids so we can start round 3 out of 4 on the chemo treatments. The oncologist said that they will be taking a closer look at the PET scan/images from Wednesday but from what he’s seen so far, Ryker is on track and no radiation is needed. We’re SO thankful but also taking it with a grain of salt since this could change anytime
    Ryker’s classmate, Gabe, has relapsed with his Leukemia and is also undergoing chemo treatments so it’s been a blessing for Ryker to have a familiar face around when the boys go in for chemo treatments at the hospital. Earlier today they went to the hospital school together and played the Wii for a while

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    (Ryker is in the yellow shirt)
    Please keep the prayers coming, and if the spirit moves you, they could use the financial help too.

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    I had just recieved that update in email. Great to hear he may not need the chemo. Good luck

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    Am so sorry to hear this. Will pray for him.

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    Glad to hear that there is some light at the end of the tunnel and wish him all the best. Also hope the parents find a job soon and get a break from all the stress - can't imagine being in their position. Donation and prayers have been sent.
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    I wish the best for the young man. Has his mother and dad contacted St Jude’s? Every part of the treatment is free.
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    Praying for his healing. No child should experience cancer.

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