Ezman Family

We are fundraising for our dear friends, Darlene and Brian Ezman, who unexpectedly lost their 18 yo son, Rylan, this week to suicide.

Rylan was a bright young man who had struggled for years with mental illness and substance use. His parents worked tirelessly to get Rylan the help and treatment he needed but ultimately, he lost his life to his illnesses. The Ezmans have three other children and the family is absolutely devastated by this loss.

We are raising money to help them with funeral expenses, grief counseling expenses, travel expenses for Rylan’s older brother who lives out of state, as well as lost wages following this horrific tragedy.

Please help us support this loving family as they cope with this unimaginable loss.

Edited at request of GoFundMe: All donations will be initially transferred to my account from GoFundMe and then at the close of the fundraiser, I will transfer the entire amount to the Ezmans. I arranged it this way to make it as simple for them as possible. Thank you all for your incredible generosity. I am overwhelmed with gratitude and know that Darlene and Brian are as well for your support and love.

Details regarding a service for Rylan will be provided in the near future.

If you know someone who is struggling with mental health or substance use issues please call 988.

Thank you,
Holly Schaefer, Kathy Hodgkins, Rachel Molander, Jacy Boldebuck and Cathy Johnson

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Holly Schaefer
Madison, WI

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