Many of you have probably followed the journey of A.J. and Tiffany Duckett’s 4 year old son, Ryan. Last Sunday Ryan had his 8th brain surgery, replacing both of his shunts with new programmable shunts. Tonight, he is going back in for his 9th neurosurgery because the new shunts aren’t working. These shunts are Ryan’s lifeline. Ryan’s journey began on May 14th, 2013 when he was 9 days old and suffered a spontaneous grade 4 brain hemorrhage. This led to a lifelong condition for Ryan called hydrocephalus. Tiffany and A.J. have had to keep Ryan in continuous care with physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, numerous doctor visits, hospital stays and surgeries. As you can imagine, Ryan’s medical bills have been outrageous, even after insurance portions are paid. A.J. has been the sole provider so that Tiffany can give Ryan the constant care he needs to ensure the best future possible. Ryan is a miracle, a fighter, and the biggest little superhero we’ve ever known. A.J. and Tiffany have been through enough; the financial aspect of all of this should be the least of their worries. We are asking that you please continue to offer your love, prayers and any support that you can give to this precious family. Any amount that you can give is greatly appreciated. There is also an account set up for the Ducketts at Umpqua Bank to donate to the family.
Thank you again,