Solving the Puzzle

Solving the Puzzle in Boston

Save a Life. Solve a Mystery.

Tony participating in the 2011 graduate procession on a Segway

Tony participating in the 2011 graduate procession on a Segway

Tony Bayard is one in a million. Actually, one in 4 million. He’s the only person in New Zealand with two very rare medical conditions; Dyskeratosis Congenita and Kartagener’s Syndrome. What does that mean? It means he has a grave blood marrow failure disorder and his internal organs are backwards. This double whammy threatens the life of this promising 23 year old NMIT graduate. It’s already compromised his ability to walk. (Perhaps you saw Tony on his Segway in the NMIT graduation parade.) Tony’s condition is so unusual, his doctors have encouraged him to seek advice and treatment in the United States, at Children’s Hospital Boston – the teaching hospital of Harvard University and the top ranked children’s cancer hospital in the US*. (*US News and World Report) see more…..

We are friends of the Bayards. We’ve seen their bravery in dealing with the 2011 death of Tony’s younger brother Aaron, also afflicted with DC and Kartagener’s. Our goal is to raise enough money to get the Bayards to Boston and pay living expenses for two weeks. We’re looking to raise $20,000, which will also help cover lab fees. Every dollar helps.

Save a Life. Solve a Mystery. We can do it.

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Tony and Aaron Bayard

Tony and Aaron Bayard