Help Ryan Lahaie Heal & Grieve Loss of Wife & Son

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Raised by 1,011 people in 4 months
Created March 11, 2019
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on behalf of Betsy Brown Ormsbee
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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July 2, 2019 Update for Ryan from his mom.
Ryan’s surgery went extremely well! He did not need the adjustable rod placed, as his body grew 11-1/2cm if new bone!!! The spacer was removed and the pins and hardware left in place. The surgeon said that he has only seen this one other time in a 10 year old child, who grew 3cm. Truly a miracle answer to prayer!!! He will still be non-weight bearing for a period, but not as long as previously planned. The plan is to release him to our home in Howell tomorrow. Please pray that the bone does not get infected in any way, and that he continues to heal quickly! We very much appreciate everyone’s prayers!! Thank you so much! A GOOD day indeed!!!!
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July 1, 2019 Update for Ryan from his mom.
Ryan will have surgery on his femur tomorrow to remove the spacer and install the adjustable rod at Covenant in Saginaw 8am. The past week has been a real battle with coordination, natural gas leak detailing the surgery, 7 attempts to get IV in, delivery of equipment to my home for his discharge had incorrect wheelchair and was missing other items. Please pray for a successful and uneventful surgery tomorrow. Also for the surgeon, Dr. Tucker. Additional prayer request is that he can be moved back to U of M inpatient rehab for a week or so, or a discharge to my home, the important part is that he can leave Saginaw on Wednesday; if that doesn’t happen he is probably stuck until Monday with the holiday! We have really had a multitude of trials and are getting very weary, and really need our prayer warriors to pray for us! The delays for his discharge total almost 4 weeks!! I will update again when his surgery is over. Thank you! We truly praise God for all of you! Even though the trials have been many, we are continuing to pray for His mercy and His healing! God’s power is endless!!
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Dana's parents and sister will be participating in the Detroit Walk Like Madd(Mother's Against Drunk Driving) event in August. Let's help them meet their fundraising goals as they honor Dana and Reed. We have included the link to their fundraising page.
https://www.walklikemadd.org/participant/93661
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6-28-19 Update for Ryan from his mom.
Ryan was prepped for surgery and taken back to the operating room, after starting anesthesia, they smelled natural gas and had to leave the room. They are told that the leak is not in the OR, that it is somewhere outside of the hospital, but to be safe, the surgery has been cancelled and will be rescheduled to Tuesday. Please pray for us, this journey has been very long and grueling. I feel so bad for Ryan. He wants to get back to his home and back to his office so badly, and now another delay of 4 days, every day is such s long wait for him. The ramp is going to be installed at my home tomorrow, in preparation of his release, which could be as soon as a day or so after this surgery. Optimally, he would transfer back to U of M inpatient rehab again for a week or so as he was making great progress and would benefit for more time working with crutches, and then to my home while the leg is non-weight bearing. Of course his return to U of M inpatient rehab is dependent upon approval from his HMO. Regardless, I visited the new U of M outpatient rehab facility in Brighton yesterday, which is close to my home. It is absolutely amazing! He is very excited to have PT there while he is staying with us waiting on the leg. It sure feels like we are having to exercise patience over and over again, which is so frustrating, but for reasons unknown our Heavenly Father is in control and we are trusting that this too will be for our good. When I hear the Christian song by Hannah Kerr “Warrior” , I so think of Ryan, it brings me to tears. He has fought so hard and gotten so far, it has been such a battle!! His attitude, inner strength (which we believe comes from Christ), determination and perseverance is inspirational.
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Raised by 1,011 people in 4 months
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