There is a competition being held at Willenhall Nordley tomorrow in honour of Ryan Hyde who sadly passed away last year. 8 of the finest juniors from the 4 Midlands counties, Staffordshire, Warwick and Worcester, North Midlands and Shropshire are taking part in a FA Cup style draw done on the day. The story of Ryan is below as told by his mum Claire.
Ryan was a typical 11 year old boy who loved his sports but especially bowls, He enjoyed hanging out with his friends and playing computer games. In July 2016 Ryan left his primary school ready to enjoy the summer holidays before he started high school in the September, On 30th July he spent the day in Wrexham at the All England with his uncle and auntie cheering on the team and showing his love and appreciation for the game, but on 31st July after spending a day at the beach with his family. Ryan unexpectedly collapsed and sadly passed away, without warning and without any explanation.
We later discovered that Ryan had died from Anaphylactic shock caused by something he’d consumed, inhaled or came into contact with that fateful day. Anaphylaxis is an allergic reaction that can cause swelling of the airways and face and can usually be treatable, however in some cases such as Ryan’s is can be fatal. We as a family had never heard much about anaphylaxis just like many others but it’s far more common than we realise. This is why we are fundraising and holding this tournament in memory of our Ryan to help bring awareness and help other people and their families affected by Anaphylaxis.