Ryan's Wish Foundation

About Ryan's Wish

Ryan's Wish Foundation provides assistance to families and individuals as they travel to cancer treatment appointments. Recipients receive gifts of gas cards, money for hotel stays, help with regular maintenance of vehicles for travel, funds for medical co-pays and help with medications not covered by insurance. From December 2016 and January through November 2017 Ryan's Wish had a total of 135 recipients, 117 of which were in St. Lawrence County, and distributed $49,825 in financial help. 

The Foundation is named after Ryan Saidel, who was only 19 years old when he lost his battle with cancer.  During his five-year struggle Ryan touched the lives of countless people. To those around him, Ryan defined the word courage as he lived his life inspiring others to make the best of each and every day.

To learn more about Dr. Saidel and the Ryan's Wish Foundation, visit our Personal Stories page.

For More Information 

Ryan's Wish Foundation
c/o Dr. Robert Saidel
P.O. Box 326
Gouverneur, NY  13642
T: Dr. Saidel at (315) 287-1344 / Gary West (315) 782-8410
E: Dr. Saidel rsaidel@yahoo.com / Gary West gwest29@gmail.com


If you have any difficulties seeking information, please contact Mary Lou Robinson, JOL Outreach Coordinator, at  (315) 393-3402 or (315) 323-4319.