Weʼre raising £3,000 to be split between the Piam Brown Ward, Teenage Cancer Trust and CLIC Sargent, all of whom have helped me during my Cancer journey so far.
- Gillingham, Dorset
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My name is Ryan, I am a fun loving, rugby mad teenager. I play rugby for my local club in North Dorset and was also chosen to play for Bath Rugby DPP (Developing Player Programme). In my spare time I also love fishing, fast cars and Motorbikes, farming and food!! My friends mean the world to me.
In May this year I started suffering from headaches which got progressively worse. Doctors thought it was referred pain from an old rugby injury but the pain still continued even with physio. In September this year, after pushing for an MRI and undergoing a biopsy operation on my 15th birthday I was given the devastating news that the doctors thought I had cancer. It is definitely a birthday I will never forget.
Since then, we have been caught up in a whirlwind of tests and procedures to find out exactly what was going on and how best to treat me.
We now know that I have a very rare skull based tumour affecting only about 1 in 2 million people. My treatment plan is pretty gruelling involving chemotherapy and then a stint away from most of my family over the whole of Christmas at The Christie in Manchester having Proton therapy to shrink the tumour but the Doctors believe that they can cure me. My family are massive believers in Science but also believe that the power of positivity can have a hugely positive effect when it comes to helping the body heal alongside the science.
On the first day of my treatment I was lucky enough to have the Bath Rugby Team send me a personal message which massively boosted my spirits (along with about 2000 messages of support from the Bath rugby supporters and a mention on BT sport!!!). The following week I had a video clip from Stephen Mulhern and now this week I have had a video message from Gordon Ramsay! This boosted me so much and is what prompted me to start this page. I want to give back to the amazing people that have already helped me so much on my journey so far. The challenge I gave myself is to see how many amazing video clips, pictures and tweets I can get from famous people. I have set up a page called Ryan's road to recovery on facebook where I am collecting all the messages for people to see and my JustGiving page is linked. I am creating a page of positivity for me to look at during my treatment when things are tough and to boost my spirits and hopefully people will like to see some of the famous people that are wishing me well and we can raise lots of money for all of the charities that have helped me and my family so much already.
The charities that I have chosen to support are:
The Piam Brown Ward- This is the Wessex regional childrens cancer ward based at Southampton General Hospital. Children from 0-16 are treated for all types of cancer here. Your support will provide memories through trips and outings, equipment for the playrooms, parent facilities, patient and family welfare and research and education opportunities. This is where most of my treatment is delivered.
Clic Sargent- They provide help by offering day to day support ranging from information and guidance to clinical care and specialist play during treatment. They provide grants and help you get the support you need. They provide homes closer to treatment to reduce the emotional impact of treatment and thereby keeping families together. They work with children and young people to rebuild their lives and limit the damage of cancer by working with schools on the young persons behalf so that they dont fall too far behind and help them prepare to return.
Teenage Cancer Trust- Every day seven young people between the ages of 13-24 hear the words "you have cancer" The Teenage cancer trust are the only UK charity dedicated to providing specialised nursing support and care to get them through the toughest times that they have faced. They provide 28 world class specialist units across the UK to provide a home from home for young people receiving treatment. They provide specialist nurses and youth support co-ordinators to support the people in these units. They have an education team that teaches young people the importance of spotting signs of cancer and they provide real hair wigs for those that are affected by losing their hair during treatment.
Anything that you can give will massively help these charities to help other young people like me and their families and will help also fund research into finding new cures.
Thank you so much for your support.
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- 1 month ago
Ryan Scutt1 month ago
We’ve had a busy week!! The effects of my first round of Chemo have worn off, I’m feeling better than I have in ages. I’ve had loads of tweets from famous people (check out my FB page Ryan’s road to recovery) and Max Clark from Bath Rugby popped in to say Hi!! We’ve had great news that the NHS have approved funding for my proton therapy!! Also, we have raised over £1000!! Thank you so much to everyone that has donated so far. The charities are amazing and the support I have had from everyone has been brilliant. I WILL get back on that pitch!!
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Nov 28, 2020
Ryan, well done on this fund raising! Wishing you and the family all the luck in the world! Thinking if you. Jonny, Amanda, Emily & Rosie
Nov 28, 2020
You are doing well, my love ❤.You will beat this thing!Let's see the happy, cheeky, smiley, Ryan again. We're all sending healing love. Xxxx
Nov 23, 2020
Keep up all the great work Ryan, we are all behind you and look forward to welcoming you into the CLIC Sargent Godfathers Team at our next tournament.
Nov 18, 2020
Good luck with your fundraising and wishing you all the best with your treatment and recovery - Mrs Gillespie
Nov 17, 2020
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Nov 17, 2020
Hey Ryan, just wanted to let you know that the Savages are thinking of you every step of the way! Well done setting up this page to help others too, with love from Vicky Savage xxx
Nov 15, 2020
So sorry to hear about your illness. Sending loads of love for a speedy recovery.Pam, Claire, Pete, Samantha, Sophie and Lewis.
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15 year old North Dorset boy recently diagnosed with a skull based tumour trying to give back to the Charities that have helped me by the power of positivity. Feel free to get me a shout out by someone famous and add to my FB page to raise awareness. Cheers!!!