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The late Quinton Ryan. (CBC screenshot)

Students to Benefit from Scholarship Set Up to Honour Quinton Ryan

The late Quinton Ryan. (Global News screenshot)

A scholarship in memory of Quinton Ryan, a dental specialist who died of epilepsy in Canada last year is to benefit students from the Montserrat Secondary School (MSS).

The scholarship was announced today in a Global news report in honour of International Purple Day in support of epilepsy awareness.

Ryan, who was born in Montserrat, worked for TGO Orthondontics and staff there considered him family. They chose to remember him by participating in the March 26 epilepsy campaign and encouraged clients to give towards the scholarship.

Quinton’s sister, Iris Ryan said while she and her siblings were on island for the St Patrick’s Festival they finalised plans to ensure that worthy students are able to benefit from the new scholarship. “My brother was big on education,” she said.

Iris, who is also a nurse, said any student who decides to study dentistry would be given first preference. However, annually one student will receive a grant from the fund.

Quinton was only 40 at his passing, however new research and early detection is helping more people to live full lives with the disease.

Watch report here -