This is a fundraiser to send the whole family back to their home state for the first time since 2008! Ryan has received an extreme honor in that he was both nominated and now is being inducted into Palmdale High School's Hall of Fame for his professional work as a visual artist, instructor and curator on October 5. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for Ryan and family, however our financial situation has been strained due to illness and bills. Ryan would love nothing more than to both attend but also bring those who have played such a critical role in all he has done which would include Laura and his kids. The cost for the family to fly and have a vehicle for several days will reach at least what we are shooting for. It is the chance of a lifetime to also see family (almost all whom the children have never met!) which includes grand parents and great grand parents as well as friends. The ability for the Lauterios to travel has been very limited in the past and will likely remain so going forward making this all the more of a unique opportunity. We are hoping that even though this is short notice we can raise the funds with in the the next 8 days or sooner so we can determine if we can go or not, each day the cost of plane flights goes up we hope you will consider helping. From the bottom of our hearts thank you for helping us get there!