Day just for Kane
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.
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.