Globally there are more than 300,000 children diagnosed with cancer each year. Every 3 minutes, somewhere in the world a family hears the devastating words that their child has been diagnosed with cancer. While survival rates for many types of childhood cancer have improved, for too many children, cancer will shorten their lives too soon.
This drive is our tiny effort to create more awareness about childhood cancer and to support organizations working for the welfare of such children through The Ryan Ninan Children’s Charity which was started in May 2014, in memory of Ryan Ninan, who passed away with Pontine Glioma, which is a type of brain tumour. The aim of the charity is to assist in the treatment and care of children suffering from cancer, mainly brain tumours, or who are in need of rehabilitation as a result of such illnesses, by the provision of advice, funding and support.
It started with the intention of giving back to those people and institutions that supported Ryan during his sickness, and also to help similar terminally ill children to spend happier days. Its main aim is to support Ian Rennie nursing team, Kamran’s ward at J R Hospital Oxford, and children undergoing treatment at the Regional Cancer Centre in Trivandrum , India during their first year. To find out more about the charity, please visit http://www.rncc.org.uk/