Our dear baby brother, Ryan, passed away unexpectedly on Sept 22, 2022. In 2021, Ryan was diagnosed with seizure disorder. The last year had been tough for him, attempting to adjust and learn how to live with this new condition. His life was turned upside down with this diagnosis, and he had to relinquish his drivers license and much of his independence. He had just gotten his drivers license back, and was the happiest he had ever been in his life. Sadly, just a day later, he suffered a seizure that he could not recover from.
This was a huge blow to those who knew him. Ryan had a giant heart for those he loved, whether that was his family, friends, coworkers, or customers. Ryan never thought about himself first. He adored his nieces and nephews, and his three sisters. Ryan loved bringing people together, documenting good times, (his dream was to be a movie director), and using his endless well of empathy in times of need. His main concern was that everyone around him was happy, and he did everything in his power, every day, to spread his happiness and joy to those around him. He was just a light in the world, and his contagious energy will be sorely missed by all. We do not have words to express how heartbroken we are.
Due to his unexpected passing, his family is reaching out for assistance to cover his end of life expenses. All funds over what is needed will be donated to seizure research in hopes that families in the future may not have to experience the loss that we have. We will provide information regarding his memorial once we have completed planning. We hope to see anyone there who has been touched by this beautiful soul.