Help Ryan & his family
Help me help this lovely family through this awful time that none of us would ever wish to go through.Waikato
Ryan (22) was recently diagnosed with terminal liver cancer which is obviously devastating for his family and friends. We all want to make sure he has as many wonderful times as is possible and is as comfortable as can be.
I have recently been told that the drug company has gifted the first 4 rounds of Ryan's medicine (consisting of a Bevacizumab / Atezolizumab regime at a cost of around $70k) after his oncologist applied for that on compassionate grounds. On August 13th, Ryan was advised that a Trust has funded the administration of the medicines too which is wonderful news. The family will need to fund any further treatments because they are non-Pharmac. Unfortunately they don't have medical insurance.
I’ve set up this page so we all have a way to help the family provide Ryan with the best care and support possible.
Gabriella Bakk-Higgins' involvement (page creator)
I want to help my friend Vikki and her family to all make wonderful memories with Ryan and to generally help the family through this devastating time.
Use of funds
Medical care, making wonderful memories and other related costs.
Ryan posted this on his FB page during the week ....... 'To those that have showed their support during the past few months and those that have helped out with the Give a Little, I just wanted to say thank you. You've allowed me to spend the rest of my days in peace and comfort. You legends 😃
Vikki tells me that she's bought Ryan a special cushion from Hamilton's Mobility Center. Standing too long is uncomfortable for him, and so is sitting - especially if there is insufficient padding. With this extra, special layer, Ryan is comfortable watching movies or keeping in touch with friends.
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This page was created on 7 Aug 2020 and closes on 4 Feb 2021.