Former NRL star Beau Ryan shares powerful message a year after almost losing mom in her sleep

Handsome ryan recalls a time when he nearly lost his mother a year ago at his home in Wollongong, south Sydney.

In a touching post shared on Instagram, the former NRL star said that without her sister Carly and father Kym, her mother Robyn wouldn’t be here today.

“1 year ago today my mom passed away in her sleep. My dad immediately started CPR and my sister Carly used a defibrillator to bring her back to life,” he captioned a photo of Robyn taken from her hospital in January 2021. “[Carly] is a qualified first responder and without her knowing it and my dad doing CPR my mom was gone. “

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“The trauma alone has caused so much grief in our family, but we still have it,” Beau added of his mother, who had no pre-existing medical conditions. “I love my mom more than I can explain.”

Ryan, who played for the Cronulla Sharks and West Tigers, said his sister has now set up Carly’s Helping Hearts, a free program that runs awareness sessions to learn the basics of using CPR and AED. (automated external defibrillator) – and he urges fans to sign up.

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Beau Ryan is grateful to his sister and father for their quick wit. (Getty)

“I urge people to educate themselves and if possible have a defib on hold,” Ryan continued in the post. “It saved my mother’s life and for those who know me, my mother is my everything.”

Carly, Regional Director of the Royal Life Saving Society, previously said 9News she was grateful that she kept a spare defibrillator in her car at the time.

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“I ran towards the car – I felt like I was running in the open air – and I got the defib,” she told 9News in February 2021. “We were all acting out of instinct. and adrenaline. “

“I’m lucky to still have my mother,” she added. “And my father has his wife. My brother has his mother, the children always have their grandmother. [We are] So lucky. “

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