Rhyan is the daughter of Brad & Jen Loos, she has an older brother Brady who is 7 and a younger sister Charli who is 2. Rhyan is your typical 5 year old, she is a girly-girl who loves princesses, make-up, lip gloss, and all things pink and purple. Her family has lived in Columbia for about 15months now where her dad is the assistant men's basketball coach for the MU Tigers. Before moving to Columbia the Loos family lived in Warrensburg, where her dad was the assistant men's basketball coach for the UCM Mules. They have so many wonderful friends and family all over the country who love and support them. We hope that this page can keep everyone updated on Rhyan--a way for "US" to all to show our love and support to the entire family of Rhyan---an information site for Fundraisers--and hopefully a place where people who have been in this situation can reach out to Jen & Brad.
How we got here...
Rhyan started kindergarten middle of August. She has always been a very social, outgoing little girl. So starting kindergarten was not an obstacle her parents were worried about. She did wonderful the first week and a half, not one tear. Then all of a sudden she started clinging to her mom. Crying in the morning, not wanting to go to school. Everyhting about leaving her mom and going to school was a struggle. Around this time, her parents noticed her walking a little funny, a little limp. They watched it and brushed it off to growing pains or a stretched ligament or something. She never complained of it hurting. During this time, Rhyans outgoing energetic personality started disappearing. She would return from school often with a headache, tired and overall in a horrible mood. Her limp finally intensified enough that her parents took her to her pediatrician on Oct. 12. The next day she was referred to a pediatric arthritis specials and was admitted. After further tests and a very long few days, her parents were given the news that she has an aggressive form of Stage 4 bone cancer. And this is where we are today.
Jen & Brad lead a life of strong faith, they believe in the power of prayer. We ask that you please lift their sweet Rhyan and family in your daily prayers. Show your support, share Rhyan's journey with your friends and family, get anyone and everyone you can to PRAY for Rhyan---let's #RallyforRhyan in support, love, and especially prayer.
Many different fundraisers are being set up, more information will be coming, but for now there is a GoFund Me page set-up for Rhyan if you are interested and can support the Loos family. Anyone wishing to make a donation to the Rally for Rhyan account can do so at any of the 16 Central Bank of Boone County locations. Individuals can bring a check or cash into any of these locations and simply tell the teller that you would like the funds to go into the Rally for Rhyan account. All of the money collected will be given directly to the family. If you would like to mail a check, please make the check out to Rally for Rhyan and send it to:
Central Bank of Boone County
720 E. Broadway
Columbia, MO 65201
Attn: Bill Costello - Relationship Banking
We will be posting more information about providing meals for the family. Upcoming events and fundraisers as soon as we have more information.
Thank you does not even come close to express the appreciation we have for all of you. Continue to keep the prayers coming. May God Bless sweet Rhyan, her family, friends, and all those who are lifting her up in prayer.
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