Marcus, Audrey & Ryan Crozier
Woohoo! We have reached the $24,000 needed to cover the Stem Cell Treatment cost! Thank you to everyone! We appreciate every single donation that has been given. There are no words to express the gratitude in our hearts for your kindness. We pray that you may be abundantly blessed for your generosity.
Marcus, Audrey & Ryan Crozier
Over the last week we've had some amazing donations! THANK YOU! Thank you!
We are at $20,020 of the $24,000 needed before October 31st for Ryan's Stem Cell Therapy. To donate click here.
There is an amazing story of a girl named Hailey that has been for Stem Cell Therapy in China. You can read more here.
**This was Ryan's Halloween costume last year. A box with a cutout for eyes and hand.
We only have until October 31 to raise all of the needed funds for Ryan. If you are considering donating, this is the last month. The $24,000 payment must be made on November 1st. Please donate by mail or by Paypal. Make checks to Ryan Crozier. Our address is 5105 Edinborough Place, Sugar Hill, GA 30518. To donate with Paypal go here. Thank you so very much! *Our anonymous donor has agreed to continue to match all donations made in October up to $8000.
Here is another video of someone who has gone for stem cell therapy: Seth was born in 2008 and was soon diagnosed with cerebral palsy (CP) and optic nerve hypoplasia (ONH)
We now have the dates to go to China! We applied for treatment and the first date available was December 1st. So our official treatment dates are scheduled for December 1 through December 22. Ryan's birthday is December 8th, so we will be celebrating his 13th birthday in China. We are continuing to work towards $24,000 needed. We've had so many amazing and wonderful people donate to help Ryan! Thank YOU! To donate click here.
Tyler received transplants of umbilical cord blood stem cells in China. Here, several months after the therapy, he talks about the improvements he saw in his vision and his mother discusses her role as caregiver during the month abroad.
Ryan with 5 kittens at Grandma's house.
Last week we submitted our registration information so we could be scheduled for a treatment date in the next few months. The Registration schedule is listed below. So far we have completed #1 and are waiting to hear back on #2.
We are so excited that an anonymous donor has agreed to match every donation made in September!!! They will match every donation up to a total of $8000!
That means for every dollar you give to help Ryan, this generous donor will match and double the amount. For example: If you give $100, they will match it and it becomes $200!
We have the possibility of raising $16,000 this month with the matching donations!!! Wow! We are starting the month of September with $3,470.00 raised so far.
Thank you! Thank you! Read more about Ryan here.
My little brother, Ryan, is twelve and a half years old. He is one of the sweetest kids you'll ever meet. He's always trying to connect with people, and he loves to make people laugh. He loves video games and his favorite superhero has been the Hulk ever since he found out what the Hulk was at 3 or 4. He's always got a twinkle in his eyes, whether it's out of mischief because he's trying to pull a prank on somebody, or whether it's just because he's happy to be alive.
Ryan and I have had quite the bond ever since he was born; we've got a better relationship than most siblings ever do. When he was a baby, he had acid reflux and I was one of two or three people who could get him to stop crying even though I was barely strong enough to hold him. When he was a chubby little three- or four-year-old, I'd always take him outside to play with me and my friends, or to go see his little friends (even though sometimes I didn't want to). Despite our 7 1/2 year age difference, we've been really close. I adore my little brother, and it kills me to live so far away from him; Utah to Georgia is quite the distance.
What breaks my heart even worse is that Ryan has been legally blind his entire life. He was diagnosed with optic nerve hypoplasia at 4 months old, which means his optic nerves (which transfer images to the brain) didn't fully develop. If you didn't watch him closely, you would think he is a normal kid. He can see fairly well. He loves to play a game where every time you see a yellow car, you say, "Score!" (Until he starts losing, that is. Then he doesn't want to play anymore.) I want him to be a normal kid with all my heart. I want him to be able to drive, and take girls on dates, and go out and do whatever he can dream up. If he wants to be a pilot, I want him to have the ability to do so.
For years and years, ever since Ryan's diagnosis, our family has prayed for a miracle. We've prayed for Ryan's eyes to improve so that he can see the way we can. We have prayed hard for some sort of treatment to become available for his condition. Recently our prayers have been answered! In China, Beike (bay-kuh) Biotechnology does stem cell treatments for a variety of issues, including optic nerve hypoplasia. The stem cells come strictly from umbilical cord blood. The results patients with Ryan's same problem have seen have been nothing short of miraculous. There is nothing our family wants more than to get Ryan to China and give him this chance at his very own miracle.
So, now I ask you, my readers, for help. The treatment is not covered by insurance and it isn't cheap. We need all the help we can get to get Ryan to China. Please go to the link below and donate whatever you can, and know our family will always be grateful from the bottom of our hearts. Especially me. Thanks you! Sydney