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Mark Ryan's Story

“When I grow up, I want to become a doctor because it’s nice. Also, there’s a lot of sick people and I want to help,” says Mark Ryan.

Mark Ryan has had his fair share of hospital visits and many of those visits were due to an acciden… Read more

“When I grow up, I want to become a doctor because it’s nice. Also, there’s a lot of sick people and I want to help,” says Mark Ryan.

Mark Ryan has had his fair share of hospital visits and many of those visits were due to an accident that happened when he was only a year old. “Mark Ryan’s hand and leg were burned when a hot thermos water spilled on him when he was only one year old. The burn was so severe that we took him to a local hospital. A local doctor treated him, but his skin healed contracted,” Mark’s mom, Rosan, recalls.

Mark is now in 3rd grade and though it hurts to wear a shoe for a long time, he still tries his best to live a good life. He loves drawing in school and playing basketball during his free time. “We were referred here by International Care Ministries and I couldn’t be more thankful to have this opportunity for my child to have surgery!”

Because of your help, we are able to bring hope to Mark Ryan and Rosan through a life-changing surgery! Please pray for Mark Ryan’s healing!

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Sep 05, 2019

There is not a day that we do not see Mark Ryan jolly and cheerful! This morning he told us, “I am feeling no pain!” in his sing-songy voice. Aside from having his dressing changed, he is also happy to spend time with his new friend, roommate, and fellow patient Jomarie. We hugged Mark Ryan before saying goodbye as he headed out to stay at the Seeds of Dignity Care Center who help us lodge longer term patients like him. We will see him again in two weeks! Photo of Mark Ryan

Sep 04, 2019

“Hi! I am happy to be back here!” Mark Ryan chirped early in the morning today after being readmitted to the ward. He had a quick visit in the OR to have his dressing changed and while waiting for his turn, he read the story of the Lame Beggar healed in the name of Jesus in Acts 3. He too is hopeful that he will be able to walk like the lame beggar did! Not long after, Nurse Edward had Mark Ryan ready to be brought down to the operating room where he was given a fresh set of bandages and cast to keep it in place until he heals up. Thank you for your prayers! Photo of Mark Ryan

Sep 02, 2019

Mark Ryan's face shows exactly how excited he is to be back in the playroom! We checked his upper leg, where the skin graft was taken out, and it is healing well! Mark Ryan will need another dressing change and to do it he will need to go back to the OR. He'll be put to sleep since the dressing change would be too painful if he was awake. He's enjoying a little bit more time in the playroom until that happens! Please pray for Mark Ryan's quick trip to the OR! Photo of Mark Ryan

Aug 23, 2019

“I am thankful to Jesus for my successful surgery!” Mark Ryan told us and pointed at his so-called “(hard as) rock boot!". He finds it super cool and is also thankful to Jesus about it! Although he was discharged today, he will not be able to go back home yet since he still has upcoming follow-ups and procedures to be done on his hand and foot! For now, he will stay at a shelter provided by our partner organization, Seeds of Dignity. Mark Ryan said he will miss the playroom but that won’t be for long as he will see him again in two weeks! Photo of Mark Ryan

Aug 22, 2019

Since yesterday was a local holiday, Mark Ryan spent most of his time in the ward recovering after surgery. So he was well-rested when we came to see him this morning. He doesn't have any pain and is eating well especially because today's menu is a good one! John had chicken adobo, a famous Filipino dish, and his favorite chocolate milk! He also got to read his own get-well messages today! Thanks for making Mark Ryan's recovery so special! Photo of Mark Ryan

Aug 20, 2019

"I am so afraid!" said Mark Ryan as he hopped on the plane for the first time to come here. But he didn't say anything when he landed in the OR this morning. He was brave enough to prepare for surgery as we prayed with him before he rolled into the operating room. Dr. Shelley worked with our team to straighten out his toes with pins and patch the open skin with a skin graft from his leg. She made the call to wait to operate on his hand until we have a specialist plastic surgeon coming next year. With his first procedure all done, Mark Ryan is finally on his way to recovery! Photo of Mark Ryan

Aug 19, 2019

Mark Ryan flew out from another island so he can have surgery at Tebow CURE! Thanks to our parters from International Care Ministries, his and his mom Rosan’s transportation was covered! We got to know Mark Ryan and his entire family as he drew all seven of his siblings and his aunts and uncles who live in the same compound back home. Though he already has a big family, he can expect it to grow bigger as he becomes a part of the Tebow CURE family! Photo of Mark Ryan

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