33With ITT at radio week is to support former college student Denise Ryan

33With ITT at radio week is to support former college student Denise Ryan

Jennifer Garton

STUDENTS from IT Tallaght are set to support a former student who is ill with a rare disease as part of their annual radio week.

Denise Ryan (31) moved to Canada in 2009 and experienced many tick and mosquito bites.

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In her last two years there, she visited many doctors and specialists about a gut problem she had since childhood.

As the pain continued, she travelled home due to continued and worsening problems with her health.

Upon her return to Ireland, Denise discovered that her illness had turned into a mixture of infections which have now become life threatening.

Denise has Lyme Disease, a bacterial illness caused by the tick bites she had gotten in Canada and because of the condition, her health has suffered greatly.

As a result of her condition, Denise suffers from pneumonia, osteoporosis and viral infections. Denise needs to travel to Seattle in the United States to undergo a three month treatment to get her on the road to recovery and is appealing online for donations.

“Money is such a horrible thing, but every donation however small is a tremendous help”, Denise said on her gofundme.com post.

Students from IT Tallaght have made this year’s ’33WithITT’ in aid of Denise to help with the cost of her treatment.

The media students will be broadcasting non-stop for 33 hours straight from February 1 to February 5.

The students are hoping to raise enough to get Denise to get her treatment. To donate and to find out more information, visit www.gofundme.com/ITT33forDenise.

The Echo is supporting the annual radio week by sponsoring their news bulletins.



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