Run For Wayne - Doin' it for Ryder is an 8km run, 5km family run/walk and kids 500m race in Echuca/Moama, Victoria. The running/walking events will be followed by a family fun day, including a jumping castle, healthy breakfast/brunch, face painting and more.
Ryder Patrick Colless was admitted to the Royal Children's Hospital in December 2012 at just 19 months old after displaying symptoms resulting in a condition called DI - Diabetes Insipidus. An MRI determined LCH Disease - Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis. Ryder had 3 bone lesions, the DI and it had eaten away at his scalp and behind his ears. The disease was all present in his head. The hospital commenced extensive chemotherapy treatment for a period of 12 months.
In December 2013 Ryder was given the all clear, unfortunately in May 2014 his disease had returned in the stalk of his pituitary gland so he had to commence a secondary chemotherapy protocol for a period of 6 months. He has now started oral chemo tablets on a daily basis which he will take for a minimum of 18 months. The Colless family have spent many days, weeks, nights in Melbourne with Ronald McDonald House, away from Ryder's baby brother Hunter who was just 3 months old when Ryder was Diagnosed with LCH.