In March 2017, Ryland was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 4. It has been a roller coaster of emotions and numbers for our family since then. Ryland is our silly sweetheart and deserves to have the best care available. All we want as his parents is to provide him with the best health and a life where his diagnosis does not define who he is. We are hoping to be able to get a diabetic alert dog for him before he starts first grade. It is a very long process and is very costly. Patrick and I appreciate any and all help we can get! Thank you for all of the love you have shown our family since his diagnosis. We really feel it!