In memory of Roger Ryder

In memory of Roger Ryder

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[span=font-size: 11pt;][p]Roger sadly passed away on 15[sup]th[/sup] August 2017.  Amongst other health issues he had been suffering from Chronic Pulmonary Aspergillosis (CPA) which is a devastating long-term fungal infection of the lungs caused by the fungus [i]Aspergillus fumigatus[/i], a type of fungus (a spore-forming mould) commonly found on plants, soil, rotting vegetable matter (Rog loved his gardening!), household dust, building materials, and food items. Everyone breathes in at least several hundred of these spores every day, but they don't usually cause illness in people with healthy immune systems – unfortunately Rog already had a compromised immune system and also lung cavities created earlier in his life from an illness similar to TB which provided warm homes in which aspergilloma (fungal balls) were able to grow.  CPA is a horrid disease – for Rog it caused a persistent cough, occasional bleeding in the lungs, weight loss and constant breathlessness and fatigue.  In recent months Rog had been fortunate enough to have been under the care of the National Aspergillosis Centre, at Wythenshawe Hospital in Manchester, who had prescribed expensive anti-fungal drugs which were helping to control the fungal infection.  CPA is a relatively rare disease, it is estimated that around only 450 to 700 people in England have CPA [/p][p]In memory of Roger we would like to support The Fungal Infection Trust.  This is a little known charity which works tirelessly to raise monies for research into fungal infection, to improve the diagnosis and treatment of fungal illnesses and to increase the awareness of their impact. FIT also set up and supports the Aspergillus website, a resource which provides educational information and support for patients, doctors and scientists who deal with Aspergillus infections.  We found this website to be especially informative and supportive following Roger’s diagnosis and in the months prior to his death.[/p][p]Thank you so much for taking the time to read this and for any donation that you may wish to make in Roger’s memory – hopefully something good can now come out of his untimely death. [/p][p][i] [/i][/p][p][i] [/i][/p][/span]

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Aug 21, 2021

Ruth

Four years last week since Roger left us, still much loved and missed xxx

£100.00

plus £25.00 Gift Aid


Nov 3, 2020

Ruth Ryder

Remembering Roger on his birthday - forever in our thoughts xxx

£100.00

plus £25.00 Gift Aid


Aug 15, 2020

Ruth Ryder

Three years ago today we lost you but our love for you lives on. Hoping that this further donation in your memory will assist the wonderful work of the Aspergillosis Trust & FIT

£100.00

plus £25.00 Gift Aid


Sep 16, 2019

Ruth

Remembering our wedding on 14/09/91 with such fond memories - forever and always in my heart xx

£100.00

plus £25.00 Gift Aid


Feb 8, 2019

Ruth Ryder

£100.00

plus £25.00 Gift Aid


Nov 8, 2018

Anonymous

In memory of Roger who will be forever missed

£70.00

plus £17.50 Gift Aid


Oct 13, 2018

R and H

In our thoughts.

£50.00

plus £12.50 Gift Aid


Aug 15, 2018

Ruth Ryder

Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure, you are loved beyond words and you’re missed beyond measure xxxx

£100.00

plus £25.00 Gift Aid


Nov 12, 2017

Anonymous

In memory of Roger

£30.00

plus £7.50 Gift Aid


Oct 28, 2017

Anonymous

£30.00

plus £7.50 Gift Aid

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