By Darren Lum
May 2 2017
Through Facebook Tom Prentice Jr. Ryan Prentice’s father said his son is improving and they are anticipating a long rehabilitation process to recover from the spontaneous brain hemorrhage suffered from an undetected arterial venous malformation.
The local teen was admitted to St. Michael’s Hospital on Friday April 7 and has been foremost on the minds of many in the Highlands prompting an overwhelming show of support. Local students and faculty wore blue and Highlands Storm clothing in April. A Go Fund Me page was started by his cousin Alannah Reinwald to cover costs associated with a critical illness and rehabilitation. As of Friday April 28 there has been $15690 raised from 151 people. (Search "Rooting for Ryan" on Gofundme.com to donate.)
“Ryan is doing well and has been moved out of the ICU into a high observation room. He had a little setback awhile ago. Ryan has some PE’s (blood clots in his lungs). [It was] a little scary for us as the treatment for the clots is blood thinners and with that [comes] the increased risk of another bleed in his brain. Having said all that he is doing good and in a lot less pain” he posted.
An application has been made to place Ryan into the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. Once he has completed his rehabilitation there he will return to St. Michael’s to meet with a neurological team to determine a plan to prevent future issues he said.
“I can't say enough as to how grateful I am for all the love support prayers well wishes and financial backing to make it possible for us to stay at Ryan’s side through all this. We have a long road ahead but so far things are looking good. Love you all and thank you” he said referring to Ryan’s families including his mother Aimee Howard Bain.
With files from the Times