Ryker Jason Warner
2012 ~ 2013
Ryker Jason Warner was born March 7, 2012 at 8:23am in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was a 6lbs 8oz beautiful baby boy, but sadly born with an extremely complex condition called Heterotaxy, along with 5 very serious congenital heart defects. Ryker's loving family moved mountains to get Ryker the very best care that he could possibly have & dedicated their lives to doing anything & everything necessary to save their baby boy's life. Ryker is survived by his loving parents; Jason and Rachel Warner, his four adoring older siblings; Trett, Jadd, Braylee and Addisyn Warner, as well as a massive family who all loved him dearly! During Ryker's short life he endured 4 open heart surgeries, an intestinal surgery, 3 days on ECMO, as well as spending the first 341 days of life within the walls of the loving & beyond wonderful Boston Children's Hospital. But much more importantly, than any medical interventions- Ryker LIVED & loved every second he had with the ones he loved, including half the hospital he was living in. Regardless of the hand he was dealt, our little miracle boy smiled, talked, moved around & loved life! He could stare into your soul with his big beautiful blue eyes, in a way that is indescribable unless you experienced it firsthand. Ryker touched more lives in his almost 14 months of life, than most do in an entire lifetime. He had a way of letting everyone in the world know that it doesn't matter what you go through- Life is a great & wonderful blessing to have! He always had a beautiful smile on his face, especially when it came to any one of his four older siblings, his eyes just lit up when he saw them! We had 8 weeks at home with our sweet little Ryker & we loved every single second of all of it. He was finally able to be at home, with the love of his family surrounding him daily. He was able to experience sights & smells that he had never experienced before, be held as often as he wanted, lay in the warmth of the sunlight & have his sisters & brothers love him to bits, every second of every day. On April 26, 2013 at 9:40am our family's world came crashing down when our sweet, precious boy earned his angel wings & left this earth to be with our Heavenly Father. Our lives will never be the same in so many ways, as well as the lives of tens of thousands of loving followers, and although we are left with shattered hearts, Ryker's heart is finally whole & beautiful just like we have always prayed for it to be. Fly high Beautiful Angel Boy! We will miss you immensely!
Please join us in a Celebration of Ryker's Life at the South Mountain Community Church (14216 Bangerter Pkwy Draper, UT 84020) Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 11am. There will be a viewing at the same location Friday, May 3rd from 6-9pm. www.goffmortuary.com