Ryan Tappan medical expenses

This fund is set up to help the Tappan family with necessary medical expenses for their some Ryan that are currently no longer being provided by their insurance. This is his story and current status:

"Ryan had a very rough start when he was born in 2008. He was born with a brain condition that caused his to be underdeveloped. Over a third of his brain never formed. He had cascading medical issues causing him to have poor eyesight, weakness on the right side of his body, and the main medical condition that may limit his life, gastroperesis. Shands sent us to Texas Children's a Hospital in Dallas. They started him on and injection twice a day and placed a G-J tube in his stomach and intestines. It was like a miracle, he started walking and talking as he got more and more healthy! He has started some kindergarten classes this year and is a very active 6 year old. My job changed to Cigna Health Insurance in January and we have had one problem after another. Ryan is not able to eat anything by mouth and is hooked up to a pump over 15 hours a day getting all of his nutrition through hi stomach tube. Cigna covers his pump, bag, and the pole but won't cover the medical food that has made him so healthy for the past 3 years and was covered by United Healthcare. The cost is over a thousand dollars a month and there is no way we can afford this. I had to take the past week off of work to be on the phone for hours at a time filing appeals. None of that has helped us yet. We have run out of formula and are now at Shands for him to be admitted, which will cost us even more now. "

Donations

  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 64 mos
  • Kish Boys 
    • $20 
    • 64 mos
  • Donahoe Family 
    • $300 
    • 64 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 64 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 64 mos
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Organizer

Rachael Milne 
Organizer
Dunnellon, FL
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