Ryan was born on April 4th 1990.  He was born with a rare disease Spina Bifida.  Ryan was not supposed to live past the age of 5.  Ryan lived 24 years!  Fighting everyday, but always with a smile on his face.  He touched the life of so many people.  If you were ever feeling bad about your own situation, all you had to do was give Ryan a visit, or a phone call and all your problems seemed to diminish.  Ryan NEVER complained.  He loved life, the only life he ever knew was filled with pain, doctors vistits, hospital stays and the last 5 years in a nursing home.  His attitude and demeanor would make you think the child had a not a problem in the world.   Ryan loved his cell phone,  playing cards and watching the food network channel.  He loved playing Yahtzee and telling hysterical stories ( his version of what was going on!).  He was a singer, a guitar player and a comedian!  More then anything he was a FIGHTER.   

On November 3rd,  Ryan was called to heaven.  It was his time.  His time to be pain free, to go see the people that watched over him for so many years and Im sure to share his bright outlook and huge smile!    

Due to being born with an existing condtion,  affordable life insurance was never an option.    

With no insurance,  Ryan's parents are left with a nice size bill from the funeral services.    Ryan deserved a beautiful send off,  and a beautiful send off is what he had.     

Lets help ease the pain,  lets bring a smile to the parents face or at least a sense of relief.    Please leave a donation, any amount will help, and along with the donation, feel free to leave a RY Guy story, Im sure so many of us have them.


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Kathy Ber 
Philadelphia, PA
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