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Caring for Children

RyanMan Foundation Supports Childhood Cancer Treatment

Pictured are, from left, Katie Williams, Children’s Cancer Center (CCC) nurse care coordinator; Sarah Elizabeth Elkin, CCC nurse practitioner, Lauren LaSource, mother of Ryan LaSource; Beau LaSource, Ryan's brother; Austin LaSource, Ryan's father; Dr. Anderson Collier, professor of pediatrics and director of pediatric hematology-oncology; Dr. Gail Megason, professor of pediatrics; Leslie Gowen, CCC nurse; and Guy Giesecke, CEO, Children’s of Mississippi.

Founded in 2014, the RyanMan Foundation supports the fight against childhood cancer in Mississippi in memory of Ryan LaSource, who passed away at the age of 3 after courageously battling leukemia since he was just six months old. This year’s $20,000 gift will go to the Children’s Cancer Center at UMMC‘s Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Unit where Ryan received most of his care.

To support the University of Mississippi Medical Center, contact Natalie Hutto, chief development officer, at 601-984-2300 or nhutto@umc.edu.