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Help Ryan Lahaie Heal & Grieve Loss of Wife & Son

$67,140 of $68,000 goal

Raised by 864 people in 11 days
Created March 11, 2019
Dear Friends, Family, Colleagues, Neighbors, and Strangers,
My cousin who is like a brother to me is in need of support. Ryan(38), his wife Dana(36), and their son Reed(3) were in a horrific car accident on Saturday March 9th, 2019.  They went to Ann Arbor, Michigan to meet their new niece.  While traveling home on I-96 westbound, a vehicle traveling eastbound crossed the median, colliding with them. Dana and Reed did not survive the crash. The process for organ donation with the Gift of Life is taking place for sweet little Reed. Ryan is in critical condition with extensive fractures and internal injuries.  He has been sedated since the accident while a medical team plans a course of action. He is still unaware that he has lost his family.

Ryan has many hurdles to overcome from this awful tragedy and I hope this GoFundMe can ease some of the burden. The money will go directly to Ryan LaHaie through his mom Betsy Ormsbee initially, because of the medically induced coma he is in.  Please keep Ryan, Dana, Reed, and their families in your thoughts and prayers.  Any donation will help Ryan through the healing process from this nightmare. If you can't donate do not worry. Please leave a comment for the families, your thoughts would mean the world to them. Please share this campaign if you can. 
Thank you so much.
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3-21-2019 Update from Betsy, Ryans mom.
Ryan did well being off the ventilator for a trial period again today! He does indicate that he is having pain by nodding his head. His vital signs remained good today. He is feeling quite anxious, which I surmise that he is starting to wonder what has happened. His nutritional caloric intake has been increased and is high in protein and vitamin for healing. He is having a surgery tomorrow to remove some dead tissue in the underside of the forearm that suffered compression syndrome. The surgeon will also explore the muscle and nerves of the forearm while he is in surgery.
Please pray specifically that the nerves and muscles of the forearm are fine. Also please pray for us as we formulate a plan with professionals to tell him about his wife and son. The doctors have advised us to wait until he is more coherent, so that he only has to be put through it once. Also, please pray for the Reed family; they have suffered so much loss, yet are with us, supporting Ryan each day. They are wonderful, we have always felt blessed to have our families connected, but at this time, we can’t imagine going through this tragedy without them!
Thank you for continued prayer, as well as our specific prayer requests. Please know that your love and support for Ryan as well as the families is making a difference! We are so thankful to our Lord for Ryan’s progress!
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Today’s update from Betsy...Ryan has been transitioned from his “special” bed to a regular hospital bed today, meaning he is tolerating laying on his back-supine position. As anticipated, he has developed pneumonia. An antibiotic has been started today in response to the cultures that were taken to determine the microorganisms causing the infection. Yesterday, his sedation medication was changed, because of the extended time that he has been on it, which can impact his CPK. His CPK level has come back down now that the medication has been changed. His nutrient intake was more fat based, and now has been changed to protein based. His kidney are functioning well in response to all of the fluids he has received. Although he is still sedated, he is responding to questions that he can answer by shaking his head yes or no. He is receiving breathing treatments to try to decrease the dependance of the ventilator. He will probably have a few more surgeries, recently, it sounded like they would all be done at the same time, but that is no longer the plan, as that would require a very long surgery.
So, all in all, these are positive steps!
Please keep praying for his physical and emotional healing! Our great God is answering the multitude of prayers being offered on Ryan’s behalf!
Thank you!
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Today’s update from Ryan’s mom...
Ryan tolerated being on his back again most of the day. The next milestone is finishing the needed surgeries on his extremities, which can occur after he can remain on his back. He is making gradual progress each day.
Please keep the prayers coming for his healing, we are experiencing answered prayer!! Thank you to everyone for your prayers and support!!
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Update from Ryans mom.
Ryan remains the same today. He is being moved in his special bed between prone and supine position. He is increasing tolerance of being on his back. His vitals were close to yesterday’s.
Thank you to all of Ryan’s prayer warriors! We appreciate each one of you!
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