Please show your support for Rycker during his upcoming heart surgery we ask that you wear red on January 4th and/or the week of his surgery and post a picture of yourself and your littles( a great teaching moment) wearing red and tag Ryckers mom(Bridget Rohm). Also use the hashtag #ryckersheartheroes so we can find your pictures! We will eventually be putting the pictures on Rycker blog and our website.(there will be a link below for the Facebook blog page) We also ask you to put one of the pictures above or below as your temporary profile picture.
Our amazing friend Deanna Marie Ford helped me with the editing of the pictures for our I wear red for Rycker campaign. Thanks again!
Don’t forget to use the hashtag #ryckersheartheroes so we can find your picture!
Ryckers Facebook blog page
Ryckers heart heroes fundraising page
The campaign picture (temporary profile picture) for the I wear red for Rycker campaign
Can’t wait to see your pictures and a big thank you for all the prayers and support!
Choose either this picture or the one above as you temporary FB profile picture!
Rycker has inspired so many lives across the world through our I Wear Red Campaign and our blog page Rycker: the ups and Downs. We have had our #ryckersheartheroes wearing red as far as South Africa, Nepal, Germany, Greece,Brazil,London, the Philippines, Canada, from California to New York! It’s amazing how one little boy can impact so many lives! As I like to say it only takes one person to reach many hearts! He has been through so much these past few months after having so many complications after open heart surgery. He is strong. He is my thriving fighting survivor!
Here is our story from the beginning.
When I was 24 weeks pregnant we got some of the scariest news a parent could get, our son had a congenital heart defect, Atrioventricular septal defect, which is just a fancy name for 2 holes in the heart. The news didn’t stop there. After hearing the news of his heart defect, we were then told that this particular defect was related to a genetic disorder. We then saw a genetic counselor right after seeing the cardiologist. We were told that I would need an amniocentesis to check for genetic disorders. We couldn’t understand why this was happening to us. Why would god give us this child only to make him suffer. Why us? We had the amniocentesis done and got our preliminary results a few days after. It was May 11th a Thursday. It will be a day we will always remember. Our genetic counselor Michelle called us and said I am so sorry to tell you, your son has something called Trisomy 21 or more commonly known as Down Syndrome. The phone almost slipped from our hands. So many questions and thoughts came flooding through our mind. I thought I had done something to cause this. So I asked her that same question “how does this happen? Did I do something to cause it?” She said “ there was nothing you could have done to cause or prevent it.” She then said something that stuck with us and would eventually make everything fall into place she said “It was completely random”.
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Rycker : the ups and Downs
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