Harrison was born with Epidermolyis Bullosa (EB). It’s known as the “The Worst Disease You’ve Never Heard Of”. Those born with EB are called “Butterfly Children” because their skin is as fragile as wings of a butterfly. Harrison’s team of nurses, at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital, called him “Hero” and “Dreamy”, like Captain America. Like a superhero, he fought to survive through blow after blow, all day and through sleepless nights. Having his mom and dad hold him and hearing his big sister’s voice helped him through the pain.
Harrison is survived by his loving parents;
his sister, Ava Siddall;
paternal grandparents, Thomas and Karen Siddall of Belleville, IL;
and maternal grandparents, Steve and Carol Layman of Troy, IL.
Harrison may be known as a Butterfly but he is our Superhero.
Memorials may be made to Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital or to D.E.B.R.A. of America. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, August 9, 2017, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday, August 10, 2017, at St. Peter’s Cathedral, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, August 10, 2017, at St. Peter’s Cathedral, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. John Myler officiating.
Burial will be at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery.