Help Ryan Lahaie Heal & Grieve Loss of Wife & Son

$78,640 of $80,000 goal

Raised by 992 people in 2 months
Created March 11, 2019
Fundraising Team
on behalf of Betsy 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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5-16-19 Update for Ryan from his mom.
Ryan’s trip to the orthopedic surgeon in Saginaw went well today. He was happy that he had one of the same EMS that he had when he was transported to U of M a few weeks ago. His right leg is healing well. He will move to Mary Free Bed in Lansing for a couple of weeks to learn to make transfers. After he accomplishes this, he can be discharged to our house, where he will stay temporarily, prior to moving back home, after he is weight bearing. He will have the rod placement in his femur in a couple of weeks, which will require an overnight stay in the hospital. We are pleased with the visit today! Thank you so much for your prayers snd support! Asking for prayers for continued healing for him!
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May 12th 2019 Update for Ryan from his mom.
Our sweet Reed’s 4th birthday was on May 7th. Ryan wanted to celebrate his birthday to honor him. Today, Dana’s family and our family gathered in a conference room the hospital to have a birthday party for Reed, his 1st birthday in heaven. We had his favorite Paw Patrol birthday cake with Marshall, the dog that drives the fire truck! We wrote messages to Reed on balloons, and took Ryan to the top deck of the parking structure in his big recliner with wheels, sang happy birthday to Reed and let the balloons go. Pam Reed brought bubbles for Reed’s cousins, Toy Story Woody bubbles, another favorite of Reed. An emotional day, but nice to share the experience together. 13 balloons filled to the brim with lots of love to Reed!!
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4-9-19 Update for Ryan, from his mom.
Ryan stood up on his left leg today! His right leg is still non-weight bearing. The orthopedic surgeon will evaluate his right leg next week, the plan is to place the titanium rod in the femur. He will also transition to Mary Free Bed for dedicated physical therapy. We are developing his discharge plan! He is making good progress with his physical and occupational therapy. Thank you to everyone for their continued prayers for him!
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May 4th 2019, Update from Ryan's mom.
Ryan went outside today to be in the sun! He has a gigantic leather recliner on wheels, like pushing a full grocery cart with one bad wheel, lol!! Had evaluations Friday about the next phase of inpatient therapy. He will remain where he is for a few more weeks to allow his arm to heal further, which Ryan is very happy about; he says he has the best wound team, nurses and physical therapists! Yesterday was another milestone, he had his first shower! He said it was great to get two months stink off!!! He has lost over one hundred pounds in over a month. About 70 to 80 pounds was fluid that was being used to flush his kidneys to counteract the enzymes from muscle trauma. He said that he is getting to his good fighting weight, although he is concerned because he just purchased a lot of new dress clothes prior to the accident, and being about 30 pounds less they probably won’t fit, lol!
Ryan is asking for very specific prayer from all of his prayer warriors. He would like prayer for his right leg, which he will have a rod placed in about 3 or 4 more weeks, until then it is non-weight bearing. Also for his right hand and arm, he has a lot of “firing” of nerves right now, which we are being told is a very good sign. Specifically for the functionality of the right hand. There is a possibility that it may heal on its own without a transplant! We have seen many prayers answered during this journey and believe that God has a special purpose for Ryan’s healing. We remain so very grateful to all of you for continued support and prayer!
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Raised by 992 people in 2 months
Created March 11, 2019
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on behalf of Betsy Ormsbee
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