Fish Fry Dinner on April 8 to Benefit Ryan Family with 3-Week-Old Baby Awaiting Heart Transplant

Fish Fry Dinner on April 8 to Benefit Ryan Family with 3-Week-Old Baby Awaiting Heart Transplant
Riley and Molly Ryan with their 3-week-old son Casey John Ryan.

ANSLEY—The last Knights of Columbus fish fry of the Lenten season is taking place this Friday, April 8 in Ansley with the proceeds going to the family of a new born baby who is awaiting a heart transplant.

The fish fry is scheduled for Friday, April 8 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Ansley Municipal Auditorium (720 Douglas St.) and hosted by the Knights of Columbus. The menu includes fried fish, fried shrimp, potato salad, coleslaw, desserts, coffee, tea, water, and bread, and butter. The cost is $10 for adults, $5 for ages 6-12, and younger children eat free.

“One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to the Ryan family to help this baby and the Knights–that’s just what we do. We try to help out anybody that’s in need, we try to benefit those,” Knights of Columbus member John Smith said.

This week’s fish fry will be donating 100% of the proceeds to the family of Riley and Molly Ryan who recently gave birth to their son Casey John Ryan.

Casey John Ryan was born March 16, with Hypoplastic Right Heart Syndrome and is awaiting a heart transplant.

Baby Casey John was born on March 16 with Hypoplastic Right Heart Syndrome. Molly Ryan told KCNI/KBBN the couple knew while she was pregnant that their baby boy had been diagnosed with this condition.

According to Molly Ryan, Hypoplastic Right Heart Syndrome means that the right ventricle is small and nonfunctional. Molly went on to say after he was born, she and Riley also found out that Casey has right ventricle dependent coronary arteries. Meaning the heart muscle is fed by the underdeveloped right ventricle.

“Casey has been doing well and is making progress, but the ultimate goal for him will be heart transplant, as there are not surgical interventions to fix his condition. He has been such a blessing to us and we love him so much!” Molly Ryan told KCNI/KBBN.

“The Ryan family has been an integral part of our area and the community here and they’ve sure been active and they’re very generous and very grateful for all the help and assistance that they can get,” John Smith said.