Ryan was working as a Police Officer in Halls Creek, a remote community in WA's far north when he contracted Murray Valley Encephalitis; a rare mosquito borne virus. This virus infected Ryan's brain and carried with it a potentially fatal outcome. But Ryan managed to pull through albeit with a devastating brain injury.
This virus has left Ryan completely dependent, needing assistance with all basic day to day tasks.
Ryan is still the same larger than life person he was before the illness but being trapped inside a body that's letting him down is absolutely life shattering for Ryan and his loved ones.
The good news is that Ryan has so much potential for further recovery and with his positive attitude and fighting spirit there is no limit to what Ryan can achieve.
Police officers risk their lives for the safety of our community and The Ryan Marron Foundation will ensure officers receive Community support in return.
The perils of police life are all too real for Constable Ryan Marron. After an incident that almost claimed his life (whilst working in regional WA) Ryan suffered serious, debilitating injuries.
Ryan faces a future with ongoing specialist treatment. Toni Misitano (Ryan’s long-time partner and co-worker) created The Ryan Marron Foundation to help support Ryan’s extensive treatment and rehabilitation costs.
With the help of a new partnership with Steel Blue, Toni is now expanding the foundation to offer support to all Western Australian Police Officers. The aim of the foundation is to provide assistance to all WA Police Officers and their families in times of need.
Steel Blue is proud to support Police Officers with the Response Boot range purpose-built boots perfect for police work. Even more, Steel Blue are proudly giving $4 back from every pair sold to help WA Police Officers in necessitous circumstances.