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Hot 91.9FM Christmas Wish: The Ride Of His Life

Many children have dreams of what they want to become when they grow up. For Ryan Bow his dream was to one day become a paramedic. Liz Bow got in touch with Hot 91.9FM Christmas Wish to nominate her son, Ryan, who was born mentally handicapped.

Today 41 year-old Ryan is a bright light in his family, despite his many challenges. They call him ‘News of the World” in the house because he always keeps the family informed about what is happening in the neighbourhood!

While he cannot read, Ryan learns a lot of what he shares from radio and television. Liz says, “Every time his phone beeps he has to bring it to me or his Dad to read the message to him. But it makes him feel important and he says it is essential we know what is going on around us.”

In 2003 Ryan was given the opportunity to ride with the Flying Squad. This has, to date, been the highlight of his life – so much so that he still proudly displays his certificate from the day on his bedroom walls!

In a perfect world Ryan would love to be a paramedic. Unfortunately, given his circumstances, that simply isn’t possible. However, Liz says it’s been his dream for years now to ride a shift with an emergency ambulance.

This was an easy call for Hot 91.9FM Christmas Wish and a truly heart-warming request to make a reality! Hot contacted their friends at Destination Medicine Rescue who didn’t hesitate to offer Ryan the ride of his life alongside one of their world-class EMS Crews.

Thank you to Tim Gray and the Destination Medicine Crew for making this Christmas Wish come true!



Robert is a descendant of the stout Macpherson Clan out of the Scottish Highlands and can claim Robert the Bruce as a far-off cousin. He suffers from a severe form of Collectors’ Disease and sports an assortment of small valuable curious. In his spare time he works a full-time job, but his real prowess lies within his musical aptitude as a drummer. He is a semi-amateur of the instrument and although he claims beating a drumhead one of the more primal sensations man can experience, he feels it to be an unnatural exercise to pursue. If he could have his way, he’d have breakfast every meal of the day and is a fan of all things Roald Dahl.

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