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Some background info from Ryder's mum Katherine:
"Ryder is a happy, easy-going and intelligent boy who loves Lego and is destined for a career in engineering. He loves playing with his idol - his 6 year old brother Caden.
He had just turned 3 when he was diagnosed with stage 4 high risk neuroblastoma, a rare and very aggressive childhood cancer.
We were turned away by GPs eight times in 5 weeks, all telling us he had a virus and to ‘wait it out.’ By the time he got to hospital, he had a 6cm tumour in his stomach, and 100% of his body was riddled with cancer.
Ryder was in excruciating pain and went straight from being on Nurofen every 5 hours, to around-the-clock pain relief with nerve pain medication and a morphine drip.
From our initial relief to knowing what was wrong with Ryder, we were quickly plunged into a time of dark days, as we began to learn about neuroblastoma. It is not a good card to be dealt.
His tumour biopsy report states that his tumour has chromosomal changes I that indicate a ‘higher risk of relapse.’Ryder’s best chance of not relapsing, and therefore surviving, is a trial running in the USA which is showing extraordinarily good results in keeping kids clear for years longer than before.
The cost as an international patient is US$160,000 – around AU$225,000. This is due in September, paid in full before starting, and is actually negotiated down from a MUCH bigger figure by another Australian family, who are based in Brisbane and are about to finish their 12 month participation in the trial. Their son remains cancer-free.
Our fundraising target figure of $300k is around US$235k and is the amount we’ve been quoted from similar cases as the absolute minimum to cover the trial and the travel. But the absolute MUST DO for us, is the US$160k by September, to pay the deposit for the trial.
We do not have a house to sell, or have wealthy family to ask. We are quite literally down to asking for help from strangers.
More on their story can be found via the link below: