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VINTON, Iowa (KCRG) – COVID 19 has modified how many individuals loved the vacations with individuals being suggested to not get collectively in giant teams exterior of their family, however one household spent their Thanksgiving within the hospital.
3-year-old Ryker Bailey of Vinton is a fun-loving outgoing little boy.
“He’s a handful he’s a wild boy he’s the happiest child ever,” stated Alyssa Varner, Ryker’s Mother.
Whereas he all the time has a smile on his, he’s preventing for his life on the within on the College of Iowa Stead Household Kids’s Hospital. He was born with one kidney and suffers from Kidney failure.
“He’s had over 30 surgical procedures since he’s been born, and so they have been simply beginning to take a toll on him,” stated Josh Bailey, Ryker’s Dad. He began to get blood clots. He has bought blood clots on his coronary heart valves and in his legs.”
Ryker’s mother and father are each unable to donate considered one of their kidneys. Bailey isn’t a match, and Varner has a medical situation that doesn’t enable it. After overcoming many different illnesses, he was made lively on the donor record three weeks in the past.
“What he’s gone by within the final three years, I believe any person’s going to see him and I’m simply actually need to assist,” stated Varner.
As if watching their son battle with kidney failure wasn’t sufficient, COVID 19 added to the ache. Each Josh and Alyssa can’t work and are counting on family and friends to assist cowl the payments to allow them to proceed to go to Ryker within the hospital.
“The medical doctors don’t need me to get COVID-19 and switch it to Ryker,” stated Bailey.
Whereas Alyssa and Josh anticipate the completely happy ending of a donor stepping up, they have been grateful this Thanksgiving for the assist from their household and pals in getting the phrase out.
“I need them to see a bit boy that’s preventing for his life, however nonetheless so completely happy on the similar time,” stated Varner.
You possibly can register to see in case you are a match at uiowa.donorscreen.org.
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