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Helping Ryan Lourey

Helping Ryan Lourey

Ryan is a 39 year old loving son, brother, brother-in-law, cousin, nephew and friend. But Ryan wears many more hats, for example he is well know for telling a great yarn, a talented artist, a prankster extraordinaire, and being super handy in the garden! Currently, Ryan lives in Melbourne with his big sister Emma and brother in law Pete, who have both been caring for Ryan during his illness. 
 
Around Christmas 2017 and for the following few months, Ryan started experiencing a series of aches and pains that did not seem to be relieved, despite repeated consultations with doctors, who initially believed he was suffering from pulled muscles or a possible stomach ulcer. However, in April 2018, Ryan was diagnosed with Stage 4E Diffuse Large B Cell Non Hodgkins Lymphoma (DLBCL). Further genetic testing revealed Ryan had a mutated gene that makes his form of already aggressive cancer even more aggressive.
 
After many gruelling months of chemotherapy, and despite some initial signs that the cancer was responding, it was discovered that the cancer had continued to grow. Ryan then bravely soldiered into 3 rounds of aggressive chemotherapy, requiring hospitalisation for several days each time.  
 
Unfortunately, just before Christmas Ryan received the devastating news that aggressive chemotherapy had also failed to work and the cancer had not gone into remission. Not only that, it had now also spread to one of his kidneys. 
To compound Ryan’s hardships, recently his father Brendan has been admitted to palliative care at the young age of 66, after battling Parkinson’s Disease for past 15 years. Brendan, who has being living in a nursing home for the past 3 years, and Ryan’s mother Dianne are located in Ballina Northern NSW. For the 6 months prior to his diagnosis, Ryan temporarily left his job at Bunnnings in Melbourne to live in Ballina to provide support to both his parents as Brendan’s health deteriorated. However, since Ryan’s diagnosis the family have been forced to be geographically separated during this difficult time as Ryan has treatment in Melbourne and is unable to travel and Brendan is too frail to relocate, causing additional stress and heartache. 
 
Despite everything thrown at him for the past twelve months and the horrible side effects of treatment and painful tests and procedures, Ryan has battled on like a trooper, never complaining and always carrying on with a cheeky laugh and a smile. It’s rare to find him without a funny yarn, a laugh or some kind of classic prank.
 
With Ryan no longer responding to standard treatment, unfortunately his treatment options in Australia have now ran out. Specialists advised Ryan that the best chance for survival is an immunotherapy treatment called ‘CAR T-cell therapy.’ 
 
In exciting news, Ryan has been accepted to receive this treatment at Boston Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Ryan and Emma will need to relocate to Boston for 3-4 months, so Ryan can access this lifesaving treatment. 
 
Ryan’s father Brendan’s dying wish is for his son to get the chance to travel to Boston for this lifesaving treatment.
 
It would ensure that Ryan could live to fulfil his lifelong dream of becoming a landscaper, starting his own business, and being around to look after his mum who has gone through so much in the past few years. Ryan and his mum have dreams to travel to Tasmania and Darwin when Ryan recovers – a well-deserved break for both of them. 
 
The cost of treatment overseas is a considerable burden for any family. While the treatment itself will hopefully covered by MTOP (Medical Treatment Overseas Program), there are considerable associated costs not covered by the program. 
 
Ryan’s family have undergone a tremendous financial burden over the past 15 years with Brendan’s illness and now Ryan’s. With the family’s savings having been depleted and incomes significantly reduced due to family members not working in order to care for Brendan prior to him going into a nursing home and more recently caring for Ryan, the family now need financial help to cover the additional costs associated with traveling overseas for treatment. 
 
All money raised will go to assisting the family with these costs. Your generosity and support towards Ryan’s cause would be greatly appreciated. 

Anonymous
(45 days ago)
$30
Claire
(55 days ago)
All the best to Jo's favourite cousin (And Happy birthday Joey-its basically your 31st now right?)
$60
Agnes Wilson
(56 days ago)
All the best Ryan and Em. Hope the treatment is successful
$30
Oregon Xpress and customers
(56 days ago)
wishing you love and success & hurry home !!
$1,000
Patrick & Michael
(62 days ago)
Wishing you a successful trip to Boston.
$500
Emma Cawthan & Marc Roberts
(80 days ago)
Good Luck. - Friends of Castlemaine Lourey’s
$30
anthony Finn
(81 days ago)
good luck Ryan. great to catch up
$100
Calvin Philp
(87 days ago)
$50
Bunnings Maribyrnong
(88 days ago)
Dear Ryan, from all of the team, we are thinking of you and sending you all our love.
$501
Anita & Andy Sporle
(92 days ago)
Best of luck with your treatment Ryan xx
$100
Anonymous
(103 days ago)
$50
Flick & Jason
(103 days ago)
Thinking of you and your fam. All the best in Boston
$100
Jeanette Castillo
(103 days ago)
All the best
$50
Anonymous
(104 days ago)
Good luck Ryan
$250
Jess and Caro
(104 days ago)
All the best Ryan x
$100
Malcolm and Robyn McCormick
(105 days ago)
Good luck Di and Ryan
$200
Anonymous
(105 days ago)
$100
James Farrell
(105 days ago)
Wishing you all the best with your treatment. Hope this helps!
$100
Anonymous
(105 days ago)
$100
Maree Shady
(106 days ago)
$50
Pat & Mandy Farrell
(106 days ago)
Wishing you all the best for your treatment. Pat & Mandy
$100
Keith
(107 days ago)
All the best from a friend of Jo’s (and happy 30th Jo)
$30
Anonymous
(107 days ago)
$15
Tiana Stefanic
(107 days ago)
$50
Sarah Howell
(107 days ago)
Happy Birthday Jo! So glad to help your family out in this small way! All the best for the treatment
$30
Tom Stammers
(107 days ago)
$50
Fushia
(107 days ago)
Wishing you all the best, from good friend of the Castlemaine Loureys x
$40
Dan and Bec
(107 days ago)
Good luck and wishing you the very best! Dan and Bec (mates of Jo) xoxo
$100
Ezra
(107 days ago)
$30
Alex and Lachy
(108 days ago)
$50
Jack Sullivan
(108 days ago)
$50
Liza & Lucas
(108 days ago)
$30
Mary McEvoy
(108 days ago)
$100
Dan Wehrung
(108 days ago)
$50
Pete
(109 days ago)
$100
Jo Chircop
(109 days ago)
$50
NIKKI riddell
(109 days ago)
Sending love xx
$100
Ken & Judy Densley
(109 days ago)
All the very best for a great outcome Ryan!
$150
Mark, Bell, Oscar and Harry
(109 days ago)
$100
Narelle Kirkham
(109 days ago)
Best wishes to you both
$30
Jo L
(109 days ago)
Wishing you all the very best!
$200
Amy O’Halloran
(109 days ago)
All the best Ryan and Em, hope Boston is a success.
$50
Belinda Diamond
(109 days ago)
Wishing you all the best
$30
Boe & Jordy
(109 days ago)
$50
Peter & Jan Jones
(109 days ago)
With best wishes for Ryan
$200
Em & Snowy
(109 days ago)
$50
Nathan & Brea
(109 days ago)
$50
Cliffo & Jimbo
(110 days ago)
$50
Graeme Jessen
(110 days ago)
Best of luck in the US
$100
Olivia
(110 days ago)
Wishing you the best from a friend of Jo’s
$50
Anna Elliott
(110 days ago)
$50
Myles & Loz xo
(110 days ago)
$20
Anonymous
(110 days ago)
$50
Kathryn Cecil
(110 days ago)
Good luck with your treatment Ryan.
$25
John McDonald
(110 days ago)
Keep up the good fight Ryan !
$50
Anonymous
(110 days ago)
$20
Olivia
(110 days ago)
All the best with your treatment Ryan
$30
Anonymous
(111 days ago)
$100
Chris Dimitropoulos
(111 days ago)
Ryan... it's not a lot but I hope it gets you over the line and back to your family! BEST OF LUCK!
$30
Jenni Harman
(111 days ago)
$300
Kit
(111 days ago)
Wishing you all the very best, with love from a major Lourey fan/friend of Jo’s xx
$20
Graeme, Maureen & family
(112 days ago)
Much love and our very best wishes to all the amazing Lourey Family. Love The Pitties
$200
Anonymous
(112 days ago)
$30
Beck and Lachy
(112 days ago)
With love from friends of Bronte, Dec and Jo xx
$100
Emma Dilks
(112 days ago)
Sending all the strength, luck and love.
$50
Kate Gore
(112 days ago)
$30
Jacinta Farrell & Family
(112 days ago)
Best wishes Ryan. Our thoughts are with you.
$50
Michelle Sweidan
(112 days ago)
All the best Ryan, I wish you well.
$75
Hena
(112 days ago)
$20
Lise Leitner
(112 days ago)
Best of luck Ryan, you seem like a great guy and hope Boston goes well!!!
$30
Stuey Bramich ( Alias 'Jock')
(112 days ago)
Good luck Ryan...I played footy with 'Cos' in the 70's
$250
Ellie Ryan
(112 days ago)
Best of luck with your treatment Ryan. Thinking of all of the Loureys x
$50
Jess Viner (Friend of Bronte and Fab Melican)
(112 days ago)
$30
Buddy
(112 days ago)
Hoping to meet you when you are well, having been great friends with your folks and families.
$250
Kane vokoun
(112 days ago)
$50
Aislinn
(112 days ago)
$30
Simone Ziada
(112 days ago)
Wishing you every success, Ryan!
$50
Robyn Bell
(112 days ago)
You don't know us but my husband and I wish you the best outcome available.
$100
Paul and Louise Zajac
(113 days ago)
Wishing you every success.
$50
Flick
(113 days ago)
Best of luck with your treatment Ryan, stay strong!
$30
Miguel de Cervantes 1038
(113 days ago)
$500
Dale & Jason
(114 days ago)
Best of luck Ryan
$100
Jocelyn
(114 days ago)
$50
Amy Wilson
(114 days ago)
Wishing you strength and hope! ❤️
$50
Casey Duggan
(114 days ago)
$30
Anonymous
(114 days ago)
$50
Keith and Beverley Joyce
(114 days ago)
Giving it your best shot
$200
Melanie Dalton
(114 days ago)
You guys are amazing
$50
Caitlin Spiegel
(114 days ago)
Best wishes Emma and family
$20
Anonymous
(114 days ago)
$50
Rochelle Bevis
(114 days ago)
$50
Pam Bell
(114 days ago)
To my brave nephew, take my love and thoughts with you and Emma to Boston. Good luck xx
$1,000
Loretta mannix
(114 days ago)
All the best Ryan. Thinking of you, Diane and Emma! Love Wayne, Loretta and family!
$50
Sam Pitt
(115 days ago)
$50
Margaret Rhoddy
(115 days ago)
$200
Claire Le Plastrier
(115 days ago)
Wishing you success with your treatment Ryan!
$30
Anonymous
(115 days ago)
$50
Jason
(115 days ago)
$100
Val Duffy Bridger
(115 days ago)
Good luck Ryan
$100
Suzanne & Steve Stokes
(115 days ago)
Wishing you all the very best Ryan.
$100
Ann Hornsby
(116 days ago)
We are thinking of you so much Ryan, Emma and Di. With all our love, Ann, Trav, Nikola and Thomas xx
$50
Shane & Allison Lourey & Girls
(116 days ago)
All the best
$50
Marita and Graham Broadbelt
(116 days ago)
Wishing you all the best with your treatment and recovery. Xoxo
$100
Des, Frances, Miranda, Dainen, Brenton, Adriana & family
(116 days ago)
Wishing you all the best with your treatment in Boston and the journey ahead. Love to you all xoxo
$200
CEO, Peter Abraham, Board and staff at Kyabram District Health Service
(116 days ago)
Wishing Ryan every success with the treatment in the USA
$100
Anonymous
(116 days ago)
$10
Norma and Ron Attrill
(116 days ago)
$20
Gary & Helen Cole
(116 days ago)
Wishing all goes well.
$200
Margaret Cole
(116 days ago)
Love and good wishes to you all.
$100
Jeanette&Chris OConnor
(116 days ago)
Best of luck Ryan
$200
Sue Paull
(117 days ago)
God Bless.
$50
Helen and Geoff McKenzie
(117 days ago)
Dear Ryan, our love and good wishes for your treatment in Boston. Hope all goes well. XX
$1,000
Andrew, Antje and Emily McKenzie
(117 days ago)
Wishing you all the best in Boston Ryan. XXX
$100
Bev and John Wright
(117 days ago)
Good Luck Ryan (Friends of Helen)
$50
Paddy & Dianne Heffernan
(117 days ago)
Our very best wishes Ryan
$100
Kevin O’Hara
(117 days ago)
Hope you are doing ok.
$100
Anonymous
(118 days ago)
$30
JRJR and karen
(118 days ago)
We are with you all the way Ryan, eat the food Karen
$1,000
Thuy Trieu
(118 days ago)
Get well soon!!
$100
Anonymous
(119 days ago)
$100
Anonymous
(119 days ago)
$100
Rose & Eric Cerdor
(119 days ago)
You got this Ryan...Boston awaits.
$200
Jacek Kowalski
(119 days ago)
$20
Nancy Huang
(119 days ago)
Wishing all the best and a speedy recovery
$100
Peter & Michele McGregor
(120 days ago)
Best wishes Ryan for a successful outcome in Boston.
$200
Shane and Marie McKenzie
(120 days ago)
Best wishes Ryan - thinking of you.
$300
Bec K
(120 days ago)
Wishing you all the very best Ryan - and big hugs to you Emma. Thinking of you x
$250
Clare & Peter Banks
(120 days ago)
In loving memory of Sianne & little Lil 😇😰😇, they will watch over you.. and I’ll do my bit🙏🙏...
$100
Jeff Lawes
(121 days ago)
All the very best Ryan! Thinking of you and your family during such a difficult time
$100
Angela & Chris Boal
(121 days ago)
Sending our very best wishes for successful treatment Ryan and much love to you all
$100
Lola Day
(121 days ago)
Wishing you all the best for a healthy future
$500
Elena Rubi
(122 days ago)
My love, thoughts and prayers for you dear Di and your family. Best wishes to Ryan.
$100
Julie
(122 days ago)
Love to you Di my dear old friend, and all best wishes to Ryan and Emma
$100
Dale Lin
(122 days ago)
Dear Dianne, hope this little donation will help Ryan to get the treatment he needs. Xoxo
$50
Kerrin and Jill McKenzie, Terang.
(122 days ago)
Wishing you all the very best Ryan.
$50
Lauren Rowley
(122 days ago)
Good luck Ryan, all the best! X
$100
Graciele
(123 days ago)
$30
Paul Lourey
(123 days ago)
$30
Kerryn Healy
(123 days ago)
All the very best wishes Ryan. My thoughts are with you & the family at this sad time.
$200
Fiona Keoghan
(123 days ago)
Sending you lots of love and strength xx
$150
Frances
(123 days ago)
Best of luck Ryan. Thinking of you Emma
$100
Kaye H and James O
(123 days ago)
Sending all of you love and support, from friends of Bronte
$100
Rachael
(123 days ago)
$350
Gina and Sandy
(123 days ago)
Good luck Ryan
$100
Judy & Allan Woodhams & Roger Nolan
(124 days ago)
With very best wishes - we are your dads cousins - may he RIP
$100
Len
(124 days ago)
Best of luck Rob! Hope you get to Boston - and beyond!
$100
Raylene and Rod Berger and families
(125 days ago)
Good luck Ryan, Thinking of you all.
$200
Michael & Jackie Delahunty
(125 days ago)
Good luck in Boston
$750
Laura Beaton
(125 days ago)
Best of Luck Ryan.
$50
Deb Page
(125 days ago)
To Ryan wishing you Emma and Di all the very best in the in next phase of your fight.
$100
Frank De Sa
(125 days ago)
Wishing you all the best with your treatment Ryan.
$100
Liz Kennedy, Mark, Gabrielle, Chris and Tony Melican
(125 days ago)
Best of luck for your treatment Ryan
$1,000
Emma Donoghue
(125 days ago)
$50
Duncan Wylie
(125 days ago)
$30
Liam McNally
(125 days ago)
$10
Rohan Roberts & Ebonie Delahunty
(125 days ago)
Wishing you all the best
$250
Phil K
(126 days ago)
$100
Tys
(126 days ago)
Best wishes!!
$50
Sharyn Szentirmay
(126 days ago)
Wishing you all the best to beat this cancer
$100
Jiggsy and Rob
(126 days ago)
You got this Ryman
$50
The Sellward's
(126 days ago)
Good luck oxo
$50
Lisa Bell and family
(126 days ago)
All the best Ryan and Emma
$70
Nick & Lou
(126 days ago)
Our best wishes and good vibes for you Ryan x
$100
Leanne & Daniel
(126 days ago)
Daniel accessed this treatment at DFCI ast year - now in remission! Sending love and hope xxx
$100
Kathleen O'Sullivan
(126 days ago)
In memory of Greg O'Sullivan. Wishing you all the best.
$100
Annie Farken
(126 days ago)
Good luck Ryan, stay strong, love and strength x
$50
Tim britten
(127 days ago)
Good luck mate
$250
Deb
(127 days ago)
With love xx
$100
Kevin, Carmel, Bernadette, Denise Hinkley
(127 days ago)
Best wishes Ryan.
$500
Caitlin Bull
(127 days ago)
$10
Anonymous
(128 days ago)
$10
Bronwyn o'Keeffe
(128 days ago)
Hoping all goes well in Boston Ryan
$500
Lyn & Graeme Watts
(128 days ago)
Good luck Ryan.
$100
Lou and Wendy
(128 days ago)
$100
Tom Bantios
(129 days ago)
$100
Anonymous
(129 days ago)
$2,000
Pam and Stan Capp
(129 days ago)
Good luck with your treatment Ryan
$150
Mark & Dag
(129 days ago)
Go gem em Ryan!
$400
Emma Tavender
(130 days ago)
Keep warm in Boston and we will be thinking of you x
$200
Scott
(130 days ago)
Good Luck in Boston
$100
Thompson Family
(130 days ago)
$1,000
Anonymous
(130 days ago)
$20
Sarah and Simon Fenton
(130 days ago)
With love 💕 Simon, Sarah, William and Lucy Fenton
$50
Ross and Jan Benton
(130 days ago)
Get well young man.
$250
Fran, Simon, Otto & Toby
(131 days ago)
Best wishes for a successful treatment. X
$100
Ange
(131 days ago)
Wish I could give more and do more. Thinking of you all ALWAYS - LOVE YA GUTS
$50
Georgia
(131 days ago)
$50
Anonymous
(131 days ago)
Love and good wishes to you all
$100
Paul and Melinda
(131 days ago)
$100
Jason, Kylie and Kallan
(131 days ago)
$50
Michael & Sherrill Hinkley
(131 days ago)
Our thoughts are with you all
$200
Phyl McKenzie. Terang
(131 days ago)
Thinking of you all.
$100
George and Maureen Readings
(131 days ago)
Prayers for successful treatment
$75
JC
(131 days ago)
$500
Sarah Aird
(131 days ago)
All my love
$100
Klara McMurray
(131 days ago)
Go get em tiger!
$30
Mary & Gerald Gleeson
(132 days ago)
Ryan, have faith, have strength, have courage. You will beat this.
$100
Paul and Sou
(132 days ago)
Best wishes to you!
$200
Anonymous
(132 days ago)
$50
Ros
(132 days ago)
Emma and Ryan - sending so much love and strength to you both. Kick cancer’s arse!
$100
H L Shamalam
(132 days ago)
❤️🤘🏻
$20
Teresa Hetherington
(132 days ago)
Wishing you every success with this treatment Ryan.
$100
Simon, Jules, Max & Lily
(132 days ago)
Best wishes for your Boston trip Ryan. xxxx
$500
Kerin,Marg,Dec& Em, Jo and Bront
(132 days ago)
We need to give you every opportunity, Ryan.
$2,000
Kate, Adam, Keira & Shyla
(132 days ago)
We hope & pray this treatment opportunity in Boston is a success for you. You deserve it to be
$200
Bernadette and Al
(132 days ago)
Go and beat the shit out of cancer Ryan!
$300
Braddies
(132 days ago)
Ryan, with your positivity and toughness you have earned and deserve this chance. Good luck.
$2,000
Gemma Moffitt
(132 days ago)
Good luck Ryan. You've got this mate.
$50
M & D Worthington
(132 days ago)
$100
Anonymous
(132 days ago)
$100
Julie McKenxie
(132 days ago)
Good luck Ryan. Love and best wishes to all the family.
$100
Carol Donaghey
(132 days ago)
With love to you all!
$100
Kiera Holcombe (new Brown)
(132 days ago)
Good luck with your trip
$100
Jamie
(133 days ago)
All the best
$50
Pat & Mandy Farrell
(133 days ago)
Wishing you all the best Ryan. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
$250
Lauren
(133 days ago)
Courage
$30
Sally
(133 days ago)
Best of luck in Boston Ryan and Emma.
$150
Mollie Farrell
(133 days ago)
Thinking of you and the family. Good luck in Boston Ryan!
$50
FT
(133 days ago)
Good luck with your treatment
$50
Olorenshaws
(133 days ago)
And all the love
$250
Karina and family
(133 days ago)
Thinking of you Ryan and family xxx
$50
Denise Williams
(133 days ago)
Our thoughts are with you Ryan. Stay strong
$50
Jake and Belle Workman
(133 days ago)
Keeping you in our thoughts! May you be on that plane to Boston in no time.
$100
McCarthy Family
(133 days ago)
Thinking of you all xx All the best in Boston
$50
Georgia Mitchell
(133 days ago)
Sending best wishes xx
$30
Zoe
(133 days ago)
Boston is calling. I wish you and your family the very best.
$500
Bronwyn Wade
(133 days ago)
Sending lots of love 💗
$50
Michael and Lee
(133 days ago)
Good luck and best wishes for this journey Ryan. Huge hugs "Godson". xx
$100
Sal Taberner
(133 days ago)
Thinking of you all & sending love & well wishes.
$100
Rhonda
(133 days ago)
All the very best wishes to you Ryan. Fond memories of childhood with you and Em x
$100
Darryl & John
(133 days ago)
Keep fighting Ryan. Our thoughts are with you
$100
Julie Imfeld
(133 days ago)
Good luck Ryan. Any friend of the lovely Castlemaine Loureys is a friend of mine.
$100
Dag & Mark
(133 days ago)
Sending lots of love 💖
$100
Stephen and Rima Lourey
(133 days ago)
Thinking of you ❤️
$1,000
Nitin and Anna
(133 days ago)
God bless and stay strong Ryan...lots of love and hugs, Nitin and Anna
$300
Emma
(133 days ago)
All the best with treatment Ryan. Will be think of you.
$100
Kate and Richard Vines
(134 days ago)
All the very best for your treatment in Boston, Ryan.
$250
Category: Patient
Tags: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma; CAR-T; Eltham; Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma; Ryan Lourey,
$38,511
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