Memories for Ryann

$9,715 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 69 people in 31 months
Courtney Manabe
on behalf of Jennifer Durkee
 DANA POINT, CA
Ryann Lucille is not your typical 8 year old. Yes, she loves playing, and swimming and exploring; but Ryann suffers from a very rare form of epilepsy known as ESES. It is a devastating condition that causes her to endure 80-100 seizures each night while her brain attempts to transition into REM. The severity of these seizures can cause brain damage. In Ryann's case, the brain damage is also affecting parts of her memory.

This vibrant, beautiful  girl has developed a fear of going to sleep because as she  says "The Memories Are Gone" when she awakes.



There is very little known about her condition and there are few options for treatment. None of which are covered by insurance. Ryann Lucille needs treatment quickly in order to help heal her brain before the damage is irreversible.

Ryann's parents, Jennifer and Taylor Durkee are hoping to implement Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOY) as well as Stem Cell Therapy. Both of which are currently out of reach financially and would require multiple and ongoing treatments. 

Any donation is appreciated, and would be lifechanging for Ryann.  All funds will be given to Jen and Taylor Durkee for Ryann's treatment. If you can't donate financially, you can still help. Please keep Ryann and her family in your prayers, donate your recyclables (Orange County, CA only) and share her story. 

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Thank you all for the gracious donations and countless prayers!

Ryann has gone through her second Hyperbaric Oxygen session and is feeling more and more comfortable with the treatments. She crawled straight into the chamber the second time around and has been asking her parents when she can go back to visit the 'Spaceship" again.

Based on her new found comfort and your support, Ryann is going to be starting regular treatments at Hyperbaric Oxygen Institute . With treatments 3 times per week we are all hoping that she will start to heal and her memory show signs of improvement.

It is because of you that Ryann is able to get these treatments. So, from the bottom of my heart, thank you! Please share Ryann Lucille's story and continue to pray so that we can continue to financially support the Durkee's during this time.
Inside the "Spaceship"
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To all of the generous donors, THANK YOU so much for contributing! To date we have raised over $5,000 - which is enough for Ryann to get started on Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatments!
Ryann visited Hyperbaric Oxygen Institute last Wednesday for her very first session! The session ran for 30 minutes and although it was a little bit scary (it's all new for our brave little 8 year old) she got through it, with her dad sitting by her side.
From the very bottom of my heart, thank you for your prayers, and support for the Durkee Family. It is because of you that Ryann is able to start this new treatment. Please continue to do what you can to help preserve Ryann's Memories.
Brave Girl @ Hyperbaric Oxygen Institute
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$9,715 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 69 people in 31 months
Created January 18, 2017
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BR
$500
Barbara Roemisch
20 months ago

Our prayers continue. And we have 30 or more bags of can and bottles in LA for you!

$10
Jeff Defelice
27 months ago
RP
$50
Ron Pontius
28 months ago
$100
Anonymous
28 months ago
DP
$50
David Puzio
28 months ago
NK
$200
Natalie Kreowski
28 months ago

Love this little girl! Always thinking about you, praying that God restores your happy memories.

$15
Jeff Defelice
28 months ago
JD
$25
Jeff Defelice
28 months ago

:-)

DA
$25
Donna Ajamian
29 months ago
$15
Jeff Defelice
29 months ago

=)))

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