Day just for Kane

Gatton Star - - Life -

A CAN­CER sur­vivor has or­gan­ised a bare­foot bowls day all in the name of char­ity for a four-year-old boy.

Sec­re­tary of the Lai­d­ley Rugby League Old Boys As­so­ci­a­tion Chris Ryan said af­ter read­ing the ar­ti­cle about Kane Tay­lor’s bat­tle with Neu­rob­las­toma in the Gat­ton Star, the as­so­ci­a­tion wanted to lend a help­ing hand.

Mr Ryan said they wanted to try and do their best for the lit­tle bloke.

“It means a lot be­ing a can­cer sur­vivor my­self and two of my sib­lings suf­fered from it so I know how it would be af­fect­ing their fam­ily,” he said.

“No one wants to see this hap­pen.”

While it is ter­ri­ble for any per­son to be suf­fer­ing from a disease, Kane’s young age stood out to Mr Ryan and the as­so­ci­a­tion.

Mr Ryan re­mem­bered a mo­ment he went to the hos­pi­tal with his sis­ter, who was suf­fer­ing from can­cer and see­ing a girl around 12 years old also suf­fer­ing.

“My sis­ter was hav­ing a bad day but I pointed out this girl to her and said look at her, you have 50 years on her,” he said.

“I of­ten won­der what hap­pened to her.”

Mr Ryan went to visit Kane and his par­ents Natasha and Gra­ham at their Rose­wood home and was shocked at the his­tory the fam­ily has had with can­cer in re­cent times.

“I just wanted to give them a help­ing hand,” he said.

The bare­foot bowls day will be held at 9am on Oc­to­ber 20 at the Lai­d­ley Bowls Club.

There will be a bar­be­cue, face paint­ing, jump­ing cas­tle, raf­fles and three nights at a re­sort as a ma­jor prize. It will be $20 per per­son. Phone Chris Ryan on 5465 1563 be­fore the day to book your spot.

PHOTO: AMY LYNE

BOWLS TIME: Sec­re­tary of the Lai­d­ley Rugby League Old Boys As­so­ci­a­tion Chris Ryan and life mem­ber of the Lai­d­ley Bowls Club Jim Nicholls look for­ward to a bare­foot bowls day to be held for four-year-old can­cer suf­ferer Kane Tay­lor.

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