A better life comes with people’s hand

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TOUR DE CURE: High Country Charity Ride sponsor Rob Sullivan of Rock and Road Cycles (left), Jason Ryan and Tim Briggs are getting set for a 500km ride to Omeo and back. PHOTO: Mel Guy

AN Oxley man’s 17-year battle against a rare disease and his motivation to raise money for a cure so his daughter can have a better life is the central focus of this year’s High Country Charity Ride – Tour de Cure from March 1-4.

A wave of emotion came over Jason Ryan when he received a surprise donation from his team’s ride entry fees – $12,000 that will go towards finding a cure for Von Hippel Lindau disease.

“I was in tears and it still chokes me up now because I’m just a normal sort of person and never ask for much,” he said.

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