Domestic Violence Hero becomes Victim

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Raised by 107 people in 32 months
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Travis Doyle   TEMPE, AZ
On November 17, 2013 at approx. 8pm Ryan Doyle was grilling in his backyard when he heard commotion coming from the front of his house. Ryan went around to the front of his home and witnessed a young man and a young women in the middle of an escalating and aggressive domestic dispute. Being an older brother to a younger sister, and a son with a mother, Ryan did what any REAL man would do and approached the couple to try and put an end to the fight. Unexpectedly the man pulled a gun on Ryan. Seeing this, Ryan ran for cover and found himself hiding behind a palm tree on his front lawn. The man walked right up and shot Ryan in the leg while his girlfriend looked on screaming "NO don't do it!" and then the man fled to a near by house. Ryan crawled into his front door and tore the belt from his waist and tightened it around his thigh to act as a tourniquet until his roommate Derek could assist him on stopping the blood from pouring out of his leg. Derek played a huge role in saving my brothers life. Derek called 911 immediately. Thank God for quick thinking before the shock of the horrific event set in.


Because of Ryan's natural instinct to protect a female, he was assaulted and took the brunt of this man's anger and rage onto himself. We can all hope to have a truly good person around to protect us like he did for this stranger in need. Ryan was rushed to the hospital and put into surgery immediately. The first of many to come. The bullet shattered his left femur and severed his femoral artery. To date, Ryan has undergone 3 surgeries to his left and right legs to reconstruct along with adding a rod in place of the bone he lost. Although the initial injury was in the left leg, the right one was needed to share the artery and return blood flow. Because of the trauma to his body, Ryan was entirely swollen and unrecognizable when his parents could finally make it out from Massachusetts to be by their son's side. To make matters worse, he has also developed a blood clot in his knee and had an allergic reaction to the nickel in the hundreds of staples in both legs. This will be a long road to recovery for this HERO.


Ryan is a salesman, and if you don't know him personally you can tell within the first few minutes of talking with him. He has a huge personality and is full of life. If he can't make you laugh then no-one can! This incident happened the night before he was to switch jobs and therefore he didn't have active health insurance at the time like many of us can relate to.


We are asking for donations to help Ryan pay for hospital bills, and also pay his rent and utilities. Every penny counts and is appreciated. Let's help this local HERO through this difficult time.


( and if you're wondering about the kid that shot him? He's in jail on $100,000 cash bail where hopefully he stays for a very long time to come! )


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Update 5
31 months ago
Half the Doctor Bills came in $165,000 for the first 2 surgeries. Please help my brother at least come up with half. If everyone helps and cares enough we can make it happen. Please keep sharing this with everyone you know at least twice a week and hopefully everyone will be there for him like he would for all of you.
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Update 4
31 months ago
Ryan went to the doctors this morning. They told him that he will probably be walking with a limp for atleast a few years.. will take a full year for whatever was left of the femur to fully take to the metal rod that was planted. Although it's not the greatest of news it could have been worse and I am happy, thankful, and lucky to still have Ryan. Also, since he is so far away from us, I am secure with knowing he has great friends in Arizona that continue to help him build his strength. Thank You again and again and again to everyone that has reached out to him and our family. Please continue to share and get the word out :) XOXOXO
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Update 3
32 months ago
I can't believe the out pour of messages and donations! This means so much to Ryan and our family! We love you all!!!
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Update 2
32 months ago
This breaks my heart. Please help my big brother Ryan. He is all alone in Arizona. Every little bit counts. Donate and Share.
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Chelsea Doyle
32 months ago

we took off your comments because we don't need a dispute.. it is counterproductive. please stop commenting and move on. our family is suffering enough

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Katie Loder
32 months ago

Last night I found out that a man i have known 30 years punched his girlfriend twice. Yes she was pronounced dead when paramedics arrived he has always wanted to date me .somehow I never did but continued to talk when he would call on our birthday. Last night I told my 31 year old daughter. With in a couple hours shefound you an unknown HERO she has donated and put on her facebook to please help it is now like wildfire spreading your story. I hope this will help give you a little of what you deserve. I thank you for you are a true hero .please feel free to friend me on Facebook and seehow you have become a known hero p

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Adam Rosario
32 months ago

If you know Ryan then you this is unimaginable. He will go out of his way to make any person smile. His amazing attitude and outlook on life really is contagious. He did not deserve to have reconstructive surgery but risked his life to save a woman in danger. To you Ryan my best friend. I will be contributing a pretty decent donation soon. The world needs more Ryan Doyle's to keep us smiling and knowing there are people to stand up for our beautiful women instead of turning away!

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$5,345 of $100k goal

Raised by 107 people in 32 months
Created December 4, 2013
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Keith Lee
9 months ago

Wanted to help

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Monica Thomas
29 months ago

Hope you are smiling today ;-)

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Mary Toohil
30 months ago

Hope things are going well, take care!

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30 months ago
Chelsea Doyle
32 months ago

we took off your comments because we don't need a dispute.. it is counterproductive. please stop commenting and move on. our family is suffering enough

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Katie Loder
32 months ago

Last night I found out that a man i have known 30 years punched his girlfriend twice. Yes she was pronounced dead when paramedics arrived he has always wanted to date me .somehow I never did but continued to talk when he would call on our birthday. Last night I told my 31 year old daughter. With in a couple hours shefound you an unknown HERO she has donated and put on her facebook to please help it is now like wildfire spreading your story. I hope this will help give you a little of what you deserve. I thank you for you are a true hero .please feel free to friend me on Facebook and seehow you have become a known hero p

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Adam Rosario
32 months ago

If you know Ryan then you this is unimaginable. He will go out of his way to make any person smile. His amazing attitude and outlook on life really is contagious. He did not deserve to have reconstructive surgery but risked his life to save a woman in danger. To you Ryan my best friend. I will be contributing a pretty decent donation soon. The world needs more Ryan Doyle's to keep us smiling and knowing there are people to stand up for our beautiful women instead of turning away!

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