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Family of Morris boy who died after ATV crash finds hope in organ donation

Harris enjoyed fishing, White Sox

Nicholas R. Harris
Nicholas R. Harris

The family of a 9-year-old Morris boy who died after an ATV crash said in
the child’s obituary “his passing has left
a void that can never be filled,” but
they find strength and hope knowing
others will benefit from his organ donation.

Nicholas “Nicky” Ryan Harris was riding an ATV Saturday in the 3800 block of North Dwight Road in Morris when the vehicle overturned, pinning him underneath, police have said.

Harris was transported to Morris Hospital and then flown to an area trauma center.

He died Tuesday from his injuries, according to the obituary and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.

The boy had just finished the fourth grade at Immaculate Conception Catholic Grade School and “was starting his summer by enjoying his favorite activities including baseball, football ... and his biggest passion, fishing.” He was a big White Sox fan.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 1201 W. Route 6 at Deerpath Drive in Morris. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Immaculate Conception, at 505 E. North St., Morris.

For information, call 815-942-5040 or visit fredcdames.com. Harris’ organs were donated through giftofhope.org.

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