Rallying with Ryder
by Melissa Smith on February 21, 2020

Come and listen to our Young Diva Host Melissa Smith as she chats with Devyn Rattee on her first show on the Divas That Care Network and learn all about an amazing foundation called Rallying with Ryder 


My name is Devyn Rattee and I currently attend the UofA working towards a degree in family sciences, so that I can specialize in work with children. 

I help run my family’s charity that aims to support families that are going through the Stollery hospital as they may struggle financially or mentally. 

I have worked with children for a very long time through many hours of volunteering with a wonderful program called challenger baseball, as well as work with the Ronald McDonald House.

Meet The Author

Melissa Smith

Currently an undergraduate student at the University of Alberta, Melissa's volunteer work and community involvement stems from her battle with cancer. At age 15, Melissa was diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma, an aggressive form of bone cancer in her leg. Her treatments included chemotherapy, radiation therapy and a number of surgeries, and she now has an awesome scar to show for it! During her battle, Melissa interacted with organizations such as Ronald McDonald House, Kids Cancer Care and Children's Wish Foundation, each in turn inspiring her to use her experiences to reach out and help people.