To raise funds for a life changing operation in America for a 7 year old boy.
Ryan O'Rourke is a seven year old boy from Ferns, Co. Wexford. Ryan was born with a rare but very painful condition known as Bladder Exstrophy which results in the bladder being outside the belly.Depsite the best efforts of Crumlin Hospital, Ryan's situation could not be resolved in Ireland which means that Ryan has had to look to specialist life changing surgery in Baltimore, U.S.A. which could make such a huge difference to Ryan's life. Such surgery comes at an expensive price and Ryan's family need to raise the daunting amount of €100,000 so that Ryan can undergo surgery planned for next year.
Earlier this year Ryan successfully underwent the First Stage operation. Funds for this operation were raised by Ryan's parents, families, friends and local fundraising efforts. Now Ryan is aiming to undergo the Second Stage and hopefully Final operation next year. The sole aim of RYAN'S FUND is to raise the €100,000 needed to change this little boys life. As you will appreciate, €100,000 is a frightening amount of money for any average family to raise. Therefore RYAN'S FUND hopes through various means to raise the awareness of Ryan's situation nationally. Details of all events, fundraisers and any updates relating to RYAN'S FUND will be posted here as well as on our Twitter Page which is https://twitter.com/FundForRyan so I would encourage you to come back here again and keep informed of RYAN'S FUND.
Every Euro received will go directly to RYAN'S FUND which needs to raise €100,000 to cover the cost of Ryan's Second (and Final) Stage operation which we would dearly love to raise in time so that Ryan can undergo this operation next year. Every single euro counts, so all donations no matter how small or big make a difference to RYAN'S FUND. Please remember that iDonate is not only a convenient way of making a donation to RYAN'S FUND it also a totally secure way to donate.