Davis Motor Sales banner ad

brycepower 300HOPKINS COUNTY, KY (1/10/12)—Bryce Ramsey, a 7th grader at James Madison Middle School in Madisonville, KY, has survived a critical and potentially life-threatening surgery, yet his family is left trying to cover the costs of hotel stays, medical bills, gas, food, and more.

As friends, family members, and supporters report to SurfKY News of the brave and kind-hearted young man, Bryce underwent an entire kidney transplant following a lengthy wait on a donor list. Yet, after receiving a call confirming that a kidney was available the first week of January, the procedure was a “go.”

Following the surgery, which took place on Wednesday, January 4th, doctors and medical personnel at the hospital were glad to report that everything had went as planned. As of this report, Bryce is doing well and the family has received nothing but positive updates since the operation.

However, in the wake of the procedure, the Ramsey family is left with bills for medical procedures, hotel stays, gas, food, and more. Though Bryce’s mother and father, Brenda and Bruce Ramsey, were advised to stay at the nearby Ronald McDonald House, the waiting list is lengthy—hence the hotel bills.

However, with the support of our community, Bryce and his family may be able to face this hardship with as little stress as possible.

As supporters report to SurfKY News, a charitable account has been opened with US Bank in Madisonville in Bryce’s name: the Bryce Ramsey Fund. While Bruce Ramsey will be returning to work soon, Bryce’s mother, Brenda, will be staying within or near the hospital for the next 3 weeks. Therefore, donations that go into the account will not only help to cover existing costs, but will also help to cover the remaining stay.

As supporter and area coach Josh Steele notes of the family’s situation, “Bryce is an awesome kid that deserves nothing but the best. As a community, we believe that we can pull together and lighten the load which has been placed on this wonderful family. If anyone would like to make a donation, please visit a local US Bank. Remember, ‘A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.’”

If donating by check, please make them out to the “Bryce Ramsey Fund.”

Additionally, those with children attending James Madison Middle School in Madisonville, KY will have a chance to show their support for a mere $1. In partnering with supporters and friends of the family, the school will allow students to wear any blue shirt they want on Friday, January 13th, for the cost of $1.

The donations will be collected during the first hour of class and turned into Mr. Doyle. The funds will then be deposited into the aforementioned US Bank fund.

For more information on donating or getting involved, please contact Jennifer Doyle at (270) 871-8931 or Josh Steele at (270) 836-6771.

Luke Short
SurfKY News
Information and photo submitted by Josh Steele

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

In Other News...

MCC Brings ‘Professionalism’ to Campus, Student Curriculum

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (1/29/15) — Madisonville Community College has taken the steps in improving its students’ job skills… Read More

Christian County Traffic Advisory

CHRISTIAN COUNTY, Ky. (1/29/15) — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to restrict eastbound traffic to one lane… Read More

Most Read This Week

January 28, 2015 17560

UPDATED: Several Involved in Two-Vehicle Accident

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
January 26, 2015 8064

KSP Arrests Two on Child Porn Charges; MPD…

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Trooper Stu Recke
January 25, 2015 7753

Dean’s List Announced

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Joyce Riggs
January 28, 2015 6830

Nortonville Man Accused of Meth Possession,…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center
January 26, 2015 5720

School Board Votes 3-2 for Utility Tax

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
January 29, 2015 5703

Man Charged with Sexual Abuse of Child

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
January 25, 2015 5392

Juvenile Hit by Vehicle at McDonald's

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by GPD Officer Wes Miller
January 28, 2015 5295

Tax Recall Committee Formed Day After School…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

January 08, 2015 22724

Woman Claiming to be 'Lady Gaga' Tours Town in…

in Top News For All Sites by Madisonville Police Department
January 15, 2015 22366

UPDATE: Fatality Victim's Name Officially Released

in Top News For All Sites by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Today

January 29, 2015 5703

Man Charged with Sexual Abuse of Child

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
January 30, 2015 3905

Woman Arrested for Allegedly Attacking Police…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center
January 29, 2015 3704

UPDATE - Students Have until Jan. 31 to Enter…

in General News For All Sites by James R. Comer
January 30, 2015 2901

Portion of Kentucky 862 Closed as Emergency…

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
January 29, 2015 2652

Kentucky Highway Crews Prepare for Possible…

in Top News For All Sites by Keith Todd
January 29, 2015 2425

Hopkins County Health Department Food Scores Thru…

in Hopkins News by Barry Franklin
January 29, 2015 2193

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Jan. 29, 2015

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
January 30, 2015 2188

More Than 800 Gather to Encircle HCCHS

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
January 29, 2015 2166

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

in Hopkins News by Hopkins County Sheriff's Office
January 29, 2015 2118

Group Organizing Prayer Circle for Youth

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
January 29, 2015 2066

Keystone Approval Will Boost the Economy, Support…

in General News For All Sites by Robert Steurer
January 29, 2015 2049

Protect Your Sensitive Information from Hackers

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News