Scholarship created in honour of Quinton Ryan
A dentistry scholarship is to be set up in the name of a Montserratian who died recently in Canada.
The Annual Scholarship, “the Quinton Ryan Educational Fund” will be established in his memory at the Montserrat Secondary School (MSS).
40-year-old Ryan died of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) on September 2nd last year, a fatal complication of a brain disorder.
His story was featured on the Canadian National News on Monday.
Ryan spent the last 17 years of his life working at TGO orthodontics in Westmount.
He was the clinic’s photographer, lab technician and IT specialist, and a valued team member and considered like family to everyone he worked with.
Staff members at a Westmount orthodontic clinic made it their mission to raise funds and awareness about epilepsy on Purple Day March 26th, 2018 all in an effort to honour Ryan, their colleague who recently died after suffering from a severe epileptic seizure (SUDEP).
When Ryan died of SUDEP, his colleagues couldn’t imagine life without him.
They decided to take action for a week leading up to March 26, to raise awareness about the often misunderstood brain disorder.
The clinic has raised over $1,200 so far and will donate the money to the dentistry scholarship in Quinton Ryan’s name in his homeland of Montserrat.
The brain disorder affects up to one per cent of the Canadian population, and people who suffer sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP), a fatal complication of the disorder, are mostly young men with uncontrolled seizures.