Ryan is a regular 19 year old, who loves his sports, PlayStation and spending time with his mates, girlfriend and family. He is known for his good nature, great sense of humour, and love for the Richmond Football Club.
On the 18th of July 2017, Ryan received a phone call that would forever change his and his family’s life. After 3 months of misdiagnosis, and what was originally believed to be vertigo, Ryan had an MRI scan and it was deduced that he had a mass on his brain. He was sent immediately to the Monash Hospital.
Within the first hour of their arrival, Ryan and his family were informed that he would be having surgery to remove the tumor in the coming days. The operation was 8 hours in length, however the tumor was not able to be completely removed and the family had a painstaking wait for the results. On the 28th of July, Ryan’s neurosurgeon informed him and his family that he has a ‘Medulloblastoma’, which is common in younger children between the ages of three and eight. It is aggressive in nature and rare in young adults.
Instead of being able to go to work and have fun with his mates like other 19 year olds, Ryan has been undergoing extensive treatment. He has recently finished an intensive 6 week course of radiation therapy at Peter Mac in Melbourne, and is currently resting before starting a 7 month chemotherapy treatment at the Royal Children’s Hospital.
With the family living in Koo Wee Rup, the costs of travelling into the city for treatment have already been significant. His mum, Lynda, has also had to stop work for the next 7 months so she can be there to support and care for her son. This will have a big financial impact on the families daily living costs including their mortgage and bills.
Please help us to support Ryan and his family on his road to recovery by relieving some of the financial pressure that has been placed upon them. All funds raised will be deposited into the Frazer's bank account and will go towards medical expenses, travel costs, living expenses and any other costs that may arise during this difficult time. Any money that is raised and not needed will be donated by the family to their chosen foundation.
Thank you in advance from Ryan and his family. They are extremely grateful and overwhelmed by the kindness and support they have already received.
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