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Nikahlas Dean-Thomas Fischer, 16, of Gilmore Street, quietly slipped from this life to join loved ones on the other side at 1:17 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, at his home.
He was always happy, content and full of smiles. He loved the voices of family and friends in his ear; feeling the vibrations of music; watching anything that lit up, was bright, shiny or fast moving; spinning in circles in his wheelchair; taking rides in his van and on trains; and swimming.
Nikahlas has touched the lives of each and every person he has met, and even those he has not. He has taught us to cherish the little things, to love beyond all measure, and to never give up. He has inspired us all to be the very best version of ourselves.
Nikahlas gained his wings due to complications from congenital cytomegalovirus (cCMV), polymicrogyria (PMG), and Lennox Gastaut Syndrome (LGS). For further information on these diagnoses, visit: www.nationalcmv.org, www.pmgawareness.org, and www.lgsfoundation.org.
"The Inspirational Life of Nikahlas" will be shared at 3 pm Saturday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Jonathan Moore Pike with Tim Walton and Randy Shinolt officiating. Family and friends may call from 1 to 7 pm Friday and from 1 pm until "The Inspirational Life of Nikahlas" Saturday.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the National CMV Foundation or the Ronald McDonald House of Indiana. Online condolences any special memories may be shared with Nikahlas' family at barkesweaverglick.com.
He is survived by his mom and stepdad, Nichristin (Fischer) & Darrell Guesman of Columbus; his dad and stepmom, Denver & Erika (Cole) Barger of Seymour; his devoted grandmother, Pam (Shinolt) Fischer "aka Mimi" of Columbus; sister, Kaylee Barger of Elizabethtown, and grandfather, Gary "aka Papaw" and Patty (Reding) Fischer of Greensburg.
Online condolences at barkesweaverglick.com.
Published on March 1, 2017
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