Helping Ryan Win
November 8, 2012
Stippich, the son of Jason and Rachel Stippich,
Bonners Ferry, is a cheerful two-year-old who is
facing a terrible illness. But he's not doing it
alone, as the people of the community are
stepping up to help Ryan and
his family through the ordeal.
Ryan was recently diagnosed with hepatoblastoma,
a childhood cancer that affects the liver. He is
currently undergoing chemotherapy, which will be
followed by surgery.
To help Jason and Rachel with travel expenses,
the time they have to take off work and all
those little things that can so easily become
overwhelming in such a crisis, Keith and Jessica
Fairchild and Jeremy and Shawndrea Hofer are
spearheading two raffles, and the Bonners Ferry
Eagle's Aerie will host a Sunday breakfast to
help the Stippichs offset the expense and ease
their burden as the people of Boundary County do
Boundary Tractor/Yamaha rallied to the call for
help, donating a new Husqvarna Model 460
chainsaw, which is to be awarded in a "Helping
Ryan Win" raffle drawing on Saturday, December
15. Tickets, which are red, are $5 each or a
dozen for $50.
Donating for the blue raffle drawing was North
Idaho Energy Logs, giving two full units of logs
or pellets, winner's choice, each to be awarded
to separate winners in two drawings. Blue
tickets are $3 each or a dozen for $30.
Raffle tickets are available at Boundary
Tractor/Yamaha, Mountain West Bank, Pape'
Machinery and Boardwalk Boutique, or you can
call the Fairchilds, (208) 610-0192, or the
Hofers, (208) 818-3265.
An account has been set up for Ryan at Panhandle
State Bank, and donations are welcome at any
bank branch. Those who'd like to mail in a
donation should make checks payable to Jessica
Fairchild for the benefit of Ryan Stippich, and
mail them to Panhandle State Bank, P.O. Box
1479, Bonners Ferry, ID 83805.
The Eagle's breakfast to benefit Ryan takes
place from 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday, November 18, in the social room of
the Eagle's Aerie, 7159 2nd Street in downtown
Bonners Ferry, right behind Akins Harvest Foods,
and everyone is welcome. Tickets for the raffles
will be available at the breakfast, which
includes hearty food, good company and the
knowledge that you're helping a family through a
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