Ryan Anhorn Medical Fund

Ryan Anhorn. You may know him as a musician, friend, beertender, comedian, Craigslister, Zubaz-wearer, or that really friendly guy who remembered your name even though you only met once a year ago. I know him as my partner, roommate, cat co-parent, and best friend.

After work on July 27th, Ryan left home for a motorcycle ride. Less than 10 minutes in, he was hit by a car and taken to Hennepin County Medical Center for emergency surgery. Ryan was conscious for the entire accident. He remembers being hit, flying through the air, landing on the grass on the opposite side of the street, and looking down to see his crushed foot and ankle.

Within a week of his accident, he had to make the difficult decision to amputate his left leg below the knee over the other option, which was to suffer through a life of chronic pain with the inability to walk. Ryan chose the option that allows him to get back to playing in his band, work jobs that require mobility, and who knows, maybe run again someday. On August 2nd, he had his third and final surgery to amputate his left leg. Since being released after a second week in the hospital, he has been regaining his strength and just recently started to learn how to walk with his first prosthetic leg.

Ryan's doctors have told him that as an amputee, he will need a new prosthetic leg every year for the next several years, and every one to three years after that. If he wants to run or pursue another more demanding activity, he will need additional prosthetics. These cost between $25,000 and $50,000 each and health insurance will only cover or partially cover what they deem "medically necessary."

Those of you who know Ryan know that he moves through the world in his own very special way. He dances into the room, high kicks to celebrate small wins, and (in my opinion) has the best dance moves out of everyone in his band. Ryan has a hard time asking for help, so I'm asking on his behalf so he can get back to having the jump in his step that he's always had. Anything you can contribute to his medical fund is beyond appreciated!

Thank you so much for your love and support!!
  • Joyce Domino 
    • $50 
    • 41 mos
  • Brennan Furness 
    • $250 
    • 43 mos
  • Kelly Dooley 
    • $100 
    • 44 mos
  • Briana Brady 
    • $130 
    • 44 mos
  • Becky Rauen 
    • $25 
    • 45 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Mariko Yoshimura-Rank 
Minneapolis, MN
Ryan Anhorn