March 25, 2020 - Family and friends of baby Ryan are hosting a raffle fundraiser now through March 27, 2020. Ryan was born November 9, 2019 with multiple health problems which require many surgeries and trips back and forth to Dallas. To read Ryan's story, see below the raffle details.
Ticket prices are $10 for 1, $40 for 5, or $80 for 10 tickets.
What we are raffling:
A) Need a little Spring Cleaning help? Enter to win a House Cleaning by Cassie's Cleaning Service (CCS) valued at $200! Cassie can come to your home in Center, Timpson, Garrison, or Nacogdoches.
B) Love Quilts? We have a Homemade King Size Quilt with pillow cases to match! This is valued at $400! This can be picked up in Center or we could meet in any surrounding areas and it can also be shipped.
C)Looking for a new hobby? How does Teakwon-Do sound? Tina and Richard Roddy are offering one month of Self Defense of America in Center, a $400 Value.
How to enter: Each raffle is labeled A, B, or C; just give the letter and number of tickets you would like. For example if you would like 4 tickets for the Spring Cleaning, you would put A-4.
How to pay:
- Money can be sent via PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org (don't forget to include which raffle and number of tickets)
- Venmo - Hannah Addison or @Hannah-Addison-6
- Cash and checks are accepted.
To request tickets via Facebook page or to follow Ryan's story visit 'Mighty Dino Rawrs for Ryan'
Ryan was born November 9, 2019 and doctors realized he was having difficulties breathing. Doctors diagnosed him with a tracheoesophageal fistula which is an abnormal connection between the esophagus and the trachea. He was also discovered to have an imperforate anus.
Ryan was life-flighted to Medical City Children's Hospital in Dallas where doctors performed corrective surgery for the esophagus. After nearly a month, Ryan was able to eat a full bottle without being fed through a tube. Ryan came home with a colostomy bag and will have to undergo another surgery.
On March 2nd, 2020, he was diagnosed with VACTREL syndrome. An MRI that was performed, confirmed that Ryan had a Tethered Spinal Cord which completed the trio for VACTREL syndrome, along with the TE Fistula and imperforate anus. In addition, he has to have an inguinal hernia repaired.
On March 3rd, Ryan's surgeon has scheduled part 1 of 3 surgeries starting March 30th. The doctor will start by repairing Ryan's imperforate anus and his inguinal hernia. After this surgery, Ryan will have to make trips every 2 weeks to Dallas for clinical.