In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
No one besides Allah can rescue a soul from hardship- Holy Quran 53:58
We are fundraising to afford the costs of a funeral for Ryan Alexander Gregory. A loving husband, brother & dear friend whom we sadly lost to sickle cell anemia (SCA) at the young age of 29 on 10th September 2019.
Growing up in foster homes, Ryan lost touch with his parents and was separated from all his siblings at a very young age.
At the age of 18 he had to learn to support and fend for himself and his friends soon became his family.
We are those friends who watched him grow from a teenager to an adult man and together we are pulling the few resources we have to give our dear Ryan the sendoff he truly deserves. We love and miss him very much.
Ryan battled with SCA his entire life having to experience unpredictable and periodic episodes of unbelievable pain called crises.
During a crises the pain was that unbearable for Ryan that was unable to speak, and it was clear to see how physically and emotionally tired he became over the years as most of his life was spent in and out of hospitals.
He was an intelligent individual with so much potential and yet SCA prevented him from living the normal life he very much desired and deserved.
And yet he was the epitome of humble, never letting this get the better of him. He put on the bravest smile every day and even whilst in pain he would make jokes or find a way to laugh and lighten the mood. He was a selfless and positive individual who never complained and was always grateful to Allah SWT for the simple things in life.
And so we are asking for any donations possible to help with the cost of burial arrangements to support his family during this vulnerable and sad time. Any surplus money will go towards charity on his behalf and also to support his partner.
Please help where you can, we are extremely grateful for any donations big or small.
If you cannot donate then we ask that you pray for his soul. May Allah accept your prayers In shaa Allah.
"Indeed, to Allah we belong and to Him we shall return." Holy Quran 2:156