Team Rickerstrong

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Raised by 2,195 people in 34 months
The origional post from when this was created is below but new  events have caused a change in this page, title and link. Not only was Brison diagnosed with terminal brain cancer (DIPG) with a zero % percent survival rate (which he is by the way beating the odds) his younger brother Preston was just diagnosed 12/23/16 with thyroid cancer that has spread to him lymph nodes. This is more than any family should have to bear, two sons, 11 months apart being diagnosed with cancer! Having one very sick child is hard enough in every aspect, emotionally, physically, financially it is all so draining and most of the time you feel like you are drowning and now it is starting all over again. Preston's diagnosis came right after Brison's latest MRI scan showed incredibly great news, but there was no time for us to even rejoice in the good news before being slammed with yet another horrifc diagnosis. Please continue to pray for the Ricker family as they face this horrific journey, pray for Brison and Preston to be healed and for God to continue to give strength to the entire family. 

Origional post - As most of you know Kim and Brian Ricker's 15 year old son Brison Ricker was diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer on 01/23/16.  None of us can ever imagine as a parent hearing those words or being faced with everything that is to come for them.  That is why I am putting together a fund to try and help them cover the financial aspects of being off work and all of the expenses that are coming.  

Now I know as a community Cedar Springs is amazing and we stand behind each and every person in there time of need.  I'm asking you to donate whatever you can so this family does not have the stress of financial worries!  Thank you so much and please pray for a miracle for Brison ~ Laura Ensley

Origional post from Kim - Prayer Warriors Needed! Our beloved son Brison Ricker has been diagnosed with brain cancer. Because of where the tumor is located the Dr's cannot do surgery to remove the mass or do a biopsy.  They will do radiation to shrink the tumor with the expectation of that lasting 6-12 months and then he will need to start it all over again. The Dr.'s say this is the most difficult part of the brain it could possibly be and are not expecting a good outcome. HOWEVER OUR GOD IS GREATER OUR GOD IS STRONGER AND HE IS IN CONTROL! We will all stand and fight this and WE WILL BEAT THIS! We are so grateful for the prayer warriors who have came to pray over Brison and for the love and support we have received from so many. So many people have asked what they can do for us and all we are asking right now is for God to be flooded with prayers being sent. ‪#‎standandfight‬ ‪#‎kickcancersass‬
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We have started a Rickerstrong Scholarship in memory of Brison to be awarded every year to one senior at Cedar Springs High School where Brison attended. If you would like to be a part of keeping Brison's legacy alive, please consider making a donation.

God Bless, The Ricker Family
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Brison captured the hearts of so many people who supported him & prayed for him through his courageous two year fight with DIPG. We know it was not possible for many people who would have liked to be present at his celebration of life, to be there, so we are sharing a link with the video to his very special service for those who may like to see it.

Rest In Peace ~ Brison Christopher Ricker

https://vimeo.com/250310258/60a4d16201
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There are no words to express the gratitude we have for everyone who has supported our family over the last 23 months. No matter how big or small your donation was, you had a part in extending his life and giving him extra time on earth to make memories and spend special time with his family and friends. Brison had a passion for life, he did not want to leave this world, he fought so hard and kept his faith through it all. We will never understand why! But in Brison's honor, no matter how hard it is, we will live each and every day with the strength and faith he taught us to have. He taught this to not only our family but hundreds of people who followed his courageous journey. He stole the hearts of many people with his strength and unwavering faith while facing the unimaginable and this is the legacy he leaves.

Brison Christopher Ricker of Cedar Springs, Michigan, age 16, passed away on the morning of Saturday, December 23, 2017, after a brave & courageous battle with DIPG brain cancer. He
was surrounded by his family in the comfort of his home, and rests now, comfortably in the arms of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Born on January 4, 2001, Brison grew up in Cedar Springs and attended Cedar Springs High School. He was outgoing
and driven by his faith in everything he did—always
striving for greatness. Brison raced motocross, and played soccer and basketball. He loved watching sports too. Brison had a great sense of humor and a kind heart to match. He was an incredible and loving son, wonderful brother and best friend, grandson and teammate, and was loved by so many. Brison
leaves behind his parents Brian and Kimberly (Morris) Ricker; brother Preston Ricker; grandparents Kathryn (Gary Burger)Ricker, Joe (Gail) Ricker; Mark Sheldon; uncle Mark Ricker; and many special friends. He was preceded in death by his grandmother Deb Sheldon.

Those wishing to offer an expression of sympathy
are encouraged to make a memorial contribution to
Brison’s family to assist them with funeral expenses:
Brian J. Ricker
C/O Pederson Funeral Home
127 N. Monroe Street
Rockford, MI 49341



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Stacy Padgett-Oneal
24 months ago

Never give up! My cousins niece had an inoperable brain tumor at age 6. They gave her months to live! It got bad before it got better with radiation but now shes 18! Graduated HS and although its still there, she is alive! Believe in the powers that heal♡ Our family is praying for Brison♡ with love from Indiana Moto Family♡

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Jon Marsh
27 months ago

If you are open to trying what GW Pharmaceuticals used in their brain tumor trials with Cannabis Oil, I can help. The entire Cannabis Oil protocol would cost less than $5,000 and no harmful side effects to try. https://www.facebook.com/groups/416702921703509/

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Melissa Stewart
23 months ago

WHAT IF....?????? What if we can get 170 people to make a $100 monthly (that's $25.00 a week) donation to the Ricker family? On a monthly basis the treatment for Brison costs them $17-$20,000!!! $25 a week - that's the meal you eat out, the gas station snacks you buy, the coffees you purchase on your way into work or running errands. One time donations are great, but this family has a MONTHLY cost to fighting for Brison's life. Please join me on this mission to help the Ricker Family. You shouldn't have to be burdened with trying to figure out how you are going to pay for saving your child's life.

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Ben Robbins
20 months ago

Big Ben's Tires is going to donate $5.00 per new tire to the family. We are going to set up a donation jar at our counter as well. God bless!

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Noreen E. Nethaway Meines-Swanson
31 months ago
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I'm a neighbor of Brison's Grandparents in Bristol Ridge condos. My heart is full of so many feelings for all of you. I pray for Brison and love the sign as it's a reminder every time I look at it. I use to live in Muskegon with my late husband who was a pastor there. We had two young people in our congregation who both very quickly were diagnosed with inoperable tumors. (These were at different times). They both were taken to the the NIH in Bethesda, MD. They only take cases that are thought to have no cure. Both of these young people went through a lot while being treated. Long story short, they both were cured. I can't praise that Facility enough. It's just a thought I felt God wanted to use me to pass on to you. Continue to keep your hearts and minds open to all other options and opinions you can find. I pray God's healing hands cover Brison and continue to bring him peace and strength to stay strong. I also pray he is helping all famly and friends to remain strong for Brison to witness. God is good all the time, all the time God is good! Blessings, Noreen

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Jessica Fleming Andrews
22 months ago
3
3

Praying for Brison and the whole family. I've had cancer twice. I can't even imagine my own child having cancer. I know God works miracles. May God wrap your son in His healing arms. God bless you and your family. Keep up the good fight Brison

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Noreen E. Nethaway Meines-Swanson
26 months ago
3
3

Thank you so much for posting updates. They are important because we want to keep in touch with his progress or setbacks. But moreover it tells us what we need to pray for. Brison is covered with prayers and I add mine to them. Please God take away the pain, return his adrenal glands to full working order and continue with the miraculous healing he has seen. Help him to return to his P.T. and feel like he is progressing. That will help with a positive attitude. We all ask this in your precious name. Amen

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Cheryl Portnoy
22 months ago
2
2

Praying for you all. Please check out thetruthaboutcancer.org. Buy the DVDs. Do what they say. There are natural ways to battle this. You can beat this!

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Phyllis Elms
25 months ago
2
2

I Lost My 14 yr old daughter to an operable brain tumor, same kind as Brison has, they had very few treatments at that time. wishing you all the best wishes possible.

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Sharon Bowers
29 months ago
2
2

Brison, & Mom & Dad & Family. I have just read the update & it stirred my heart to write a note of encouragement to you. I am Rachel & Corey Bowers Grandma &we live over by the football field. Our prayers are with you & you are on the prayer sheet every week, so people are praying daily for you at the Baptist Church. Remember God does love us more than we can imagine. Our community is fully pledged to do what we can.

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Mac McAllister
22 months ago
1
1

Stay strong Ricker family. My Family can certainly relate to your battle, my wife was diagnosed with breast cancer in Feb of 2015 and then my daughter was diagnosed with a brain tumor Dec of 2015. One day at a time....I would suggest looking into the benefits of cannabis oil (Rick Simpson Oil) and other essential oils (Frankincense, myrrh, etc). I know it has worked miracles for my family. Hang tough!

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Carolyn Virostek
22 months ago
1
1

Cannabis. Medical Marijuana. THC has been research and is found to help brain cancer and other cannabinoids aid the body and its immune system. It is not legal in MI but there are studies nationwide and many doctors can get access to it. Check it out. Cannabinoids of marijuana and hemp are known (25,000+ research) to help the body heal from many diseases, and the Cancer Insitute acknowledged that cannabis has cancer healing properties. It can't hurt. I send healing prayers to you.

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Kimberly Burns Pierson
22 months ago
1
1

Please research cannibis oil. Google Darren Miller Granite City Illinois

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Noreen E. Nethaway Meines-Swanson
23 months ago
1
1

PTL, what a wonderful update to hear at this time of year. God is working to cure Brison. I pray that this continues and that he is comfortable with minimal discomfort. I think of him often even though I've never met him. He is always in my prayers. Merry Christmas and God Bless!

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Doreen D. Miling Krajewski
24 months ago
1
1

I'm saying a big prayer for Brison and your whole family. God Bless You.

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Salli Jo 'Egan' Robinson
24 months ago
1
1

Brison- how about chicken soup?popcycles?mc d's french fries? If anything sounds good, just say the word . We can drop off❤️

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Jennifer Bauer Kearns
24 months ago
1
1

Praying!!

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Nicole Mondroski
27 months ago
1
1

You need to tell the brain tumor world about this! I'm serious. The major children's hospitals need to be contacted. Our son, Finnegan passed away at the age of 2 from a thalamic anaplastic Astrocytoma. We tried every possible treatment. The Burzynski clinic wouldn't take our son because of his age. (He was only 14 months upon diagnosis).

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Noreen E. Nethaway Meines-Swanson
27 months ago
1
1

This latest update is beyond belief. My heart is overflowing with gratefulness for what God is doing in Brison's life. It truly is miraculous! Prayers continue to go out for a complete recovery so he can go on and live out his life with all God has in store for him. Blessings!

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Tiffany Green Carr
28 months ago
1
1

Huge prayers for Brison to continue to trust in God's promises, peace and comfort.

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By god's grace your boys will definitely beat the cancer, please keep faith and pray.

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Stacy Padgett-Oneal
24 months ago

Never give up! My cousins niece had an inoperable brain tumor at age 6. They gave her months to live! It got bad before it got better with radiation but now shes 18! Graduated HS and although its still there, she is alive! Believe in the powers that heal♡ Our family is praying for Brison♡ with love from Indiana Moto Family♡

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Jon Marsh
27 months ago

If you are open to trying what GW Pharmaceuticals used in their brain tumor trials with Cannabis Oil, I can help. The entire Cannabis Oil protocol would cost less than $5,000 and no harmful side effects to try. https://www.facebook.com/groups/416702921703509/

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Melissa Stewart
23 months ago

WHAT IF....?????? What if we can get 170 people to make a $100 monthly (that's $25.00 a week) donation to the Ricker family? On a monthly basis the treatment for Brison costs them $17-$20,000!!! $25 a week - that's the meal you eat out, the gas station snacks you buy, the coffees you purchase on your way into work or running errands. One time donations are great, but this family has a MONTHLY cost to fighting for Brison's life. Please join me on this mission to help the Ricker Family. You shouldn't have to be burdened with trying to figure out how you are going to pay for saving your child's life.

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Ben Robbins
20 months ago

Big Ben's Tires is going to donate $5.00 per new tire to the family. We are going to set up a donation jar at our counter as well. God bless!

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Noreen E. Nethaway Meines-Swanson
31 months ago
6
6

I'm a neighbor of Brison's Grandparents in Bristol Ridge condos. My heart is full of so many feelings for all of you. I pray for Brison and love the sign as it's a reminder every time I look at it. I use to live in Muskegon with my late husband who was a pastor there. We had two young people in our congregation who both very quickly were diagnosed with inoperable tumors. (These were at different times). They both were taken to the the NIH in Bethesda, MD. They only take cases that are thought to have no cure. Both of these young people went through a lot while being treated. Long story short, they both were cured. I can't praise that Facility enough. It's just a thought I felt God wanted to use me to pass on to you. Continue to keep your hearts and minds open to all other options and opinions you can find. I pray God's healing hands cover Brison and continue to bring him peace and strength to stay strong. I also pray he is helping all famly and friends to remain strong for Brison to witness. God is good all the time, all the time God is good! Blessings, Noreen

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Jessica Fleming Andrews
22 months ago
3
3

Praying for Brison and the whole family. I've had cancer twice. I can't even imagine my own child having cancer. I know God works miracles. May God wrap your son in His healing arms. God bless you and your family. Keep up the good fight Brison

+ Read More
Noreen E. Nethaway Meines-Swanson
26 months ago
3
3

Thank you so much for posting updates. They are important because we want to keep in touch with his progress or setbacks. But moreover it tells us what we need to pray for. Brison is covered with prayers and I add mine to them. Please God take away the pain, return his adrenal glands to full working order and continue with the miraculous healing he has seen. Help him to return to his P.T. and feel like he is progressing. That will help with a positive attitude. We all ask this in your precious name. Amen

+ Read More
Cheryl Portnoy
22 months ago
2
2

Praying for you all. Please check out thetruthaboutcancer.org. Buy the DVDs. Do what they say. There are natural ways to battle this. You can beat this!

+ Read More
Phyllis Elms
25 months ago
2
2

I Lost My 14 yr old daughter to an operable brain tumor, same kind as Brison has, they had very few treatments at that time. wishing you all the best wishes possible.

+ Read More
Sharon Bowers
29 months ago
2
2

Brison, & Mom & Dad & Family. I have just read the update & it stirred my heart to write a note of encouragement to you. I am Rachel & Corey Bowers Grandma &we live over by the football field. Our prayers are with you & you are on the prayer sheet every week, so people are praying daily for you at the Baptist Church. Remember God does love us more than we can imagine. Our community is fully pledged to do what we can.

+ Read More
Mac McAllister
22 months ago
1
1

Stay strong Ricker family. My Family can certainly relate to your battle, my wife was diagnosed with breast cancer in Feb of 2015 and then my daughter was diagnosed with a brain tumor Dec of 2015. One day at a time....I would suggest looking into the benefits of cannabis oil (Rick Simpson Oil) and other essential oils (Frankincense, myrrh, etc). I know it has worked miracles for my family. Hang tough!

+ Read More
Carolyn Virostek
22 months ago
1
1

Cannabis. Medical Marijuana. THC has been research and is found to help brain cancer and other cannabinoids aid the body and its immune system. It is not legal in MI but there are studies nationwide and many doctors can get access to it. Check it out. Cannabinoids of marijuana and hemp are known (25,000+ research) to help the body heal from many diseases, and the Cancer Insitute acknowledged that cannabis has cancer healing properties. It can't hurt. I send healing prayers to you.

+ Read More
Kimberly Burns Pierson
22 months ago
1
1

Please research cannibis oil. Google Darren Miller Granite City Illinois

+ Read More
Noreen E. Nethaway Meines-Swanson
23 months ago
1
1

PTL, what a wonderful update to hear at this time of year. God is working to cure Brison. I pray that this continues and that he is comfortable with minimal discomfort. I think of him often even though I've never met him. He is always in my prayers. Merry Christmas and God Bless!

+ Read More
Doreen D. Miling Krajewski
24 months ago
1
1

I'm saying a big prayer for Brison and your whole family. God Bless You.

+ Read More
Salli Jo 'Egan' Robinson
24 months ago
1
1

Brison- how about chicken soup?popcycles?mc d's french fries? If anything sounds good, just say the word . We can drop off❤️

+ Read More
Jennifer Bauer Kearns
24 months ago
1
1

Praying!!

+ Read More
Nicole Mondroski
27 months ago
1
1

You need to tell the brain tumor world about this! I'm serious. The major children's hospitals need to be contacted. Our son, Finnegan passed away at the age of 2 from a thalamic anaplastic Astrocytoma. We tried every possible treatment. The Burzynski clinic wouldn't take our son because of his age. (He was only 14 months upon diagnosis).

+ Read More
Noreen E. Nethaway Meines-Swanson
27 months ago
1
1

This latest update is beyond belief. My heart is overflowing with gratefulness for what God is doing in Brison's life. It truly is miraculous! Prayers continue to go out for a complete recovery so he can go on and live out his life with all God has in store for him. Blessings!

+ Read More
Tiffany Green Carr
28 months ago
1
1

Huge prayers for Brison to continue to trust in God's promises, peace and comfort.

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