BELLEVILLE, Ont. –Ryan’s home, thanks to the kindness of carrier International Truckload Services and the trucking community. But his prognosis remains dire.
In June, 35-year-old Ryan Gallaher, son of ITS employee Lisa Hamilton, was involved in a motorcycle accident in Vietnam, where he taught English. Comatose, he was initially unable to travel commercially and his family lacked the funds to get him medi-vac’d back to Canada. ITS flew Hamilton to Asia to be at his side, and began holding fundraisers to help her pay for her son’s trip home. Employees set out to raise $150,000.
ITS has been hosting barbecues at its Belleville facility and an account has been set up at CIBC Transit 07042 Account 18-59234. Markel Insurance donated proceeds from a week’s worth of training courses to the Bring Ryan Home campaign. In late June, Hamilton was able to bring her son home, thanks to the donations.
However, he remains comatose in a Canadian hospital. Hamilton has been providing updates on her blog at www.BringRyanHome.ca.
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