Ryan's Recovery From Hockey Attack

$8,748 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 102 people in 29 months
Video/Story:
http://www.stcatharinesstandard.ca/2017/03/29/hockey-goalie-jailed-for-on-ice-assault

I am starting this fund in hopes to help support one of our best friends Ryan Cox. On May 7th, Ryan was viscously attacked during a non-competitive hockey game. As shown in the attached video, Ryan was on a breakaway with his head down when the goalie of the opposing team skated out of his crease using a two-handed swing of his goalie stick to strike him directly in the face immediately shattering the nose, orbital bones and causing multiple extensive fractures to the face. Ryan fell to the ice bleeding profusely and was brought by EMS to the Niagara Falls Hospital. As the injuries caused by this viscous attack were far too serious and complex for anything that could be done in the Niagara region. Ryan was transferred to the Hamilton hospital where he had undergone extensive facial reconstruction surgery lasting 7 hours leaving him with 6 plates and multiple screws and chains in his face. Ryan continues to go through treatments and has just recently been told he will need to have more surgery. It has now been 10 months since the attack and his recovery has been excruciating.

Sadly on May 7th Ryan’s life was turned upside down as a result of this gruesome assault. Ryan has played the game of hockey since he was a young boy and has a personality and attitude larger than life. Ryan was the guy at the ice rink that everyone would wait for to talk to whether it was for advice or just to have a laugh before or after a game. He recently finished school and just started his occupation as a journeyman carpenter hoping to build a life long career that would have been filled with great accomplishments, only to have those dreams shattered on the ice. Him and his girlfriend Victoria had just bought a home together and were ready to start building their lives. Due to this attack he has been unable to pursue his career in carpentry and has not been able to collect any income. More importantly, Ryan a young hard working man who has always paved his own way in the world has been given the great news that he is going to be a father. Such exciting news in a time when he needed it most but moreover a time when he cannot provide for his family. After 10 months of suffering and treatments and no income it has been a struggle for the young couple to meet ends paying bills, maintaining their home and all of the medical costs that have resulted in his injuries. It pains me to think about the financial ends that need to be met for a normal family who haven’t had their world collapse and then I think about how much a guy like Ryan deserves the support of his friends, family and anyone else who can relate or sympathize to his story. Ryan would still give the shirt off his back to help someone else. Lets try to give back and help give him a boost in life to help him get back on his feet.



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Gareth Christopher Wee
27 months ago

How can we reach Ryan to give him some words of support?

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Deborah Lovallo
29 months ago

Can I use Debit

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Raised by 102 people in 29 months
Created March 30, 2017
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$20
Debbie Lovallo
17 months ago

Love you Rye guy xo

BD
$20
Beth Dillon
20 months ago
MS
$50
max storie
26 months ago
BS
$25
Brian Sterling
28 months ago

The sentence is an insult to what you experienced and what you are going through. This was an unprovoked attack plain and simple. His drinking and the fact it took place during a hockey game should in no way be a consideration in determining a punishment. If this happened on the street he would be in jail where he belongs. A 30 day sentence to be served on week ends! Talk about a slap on the wrist. This is inexcusable and unacceptable. I am very sorry this happened to you and wish you well.

$200
Dave McFadyen
28 months ago
JR
$1,000
Jim Ryan
28 months ago

Stay strong Ryan. Excuses and 30 days doesn't pay the bills or take away the pain. The Ontario Justice System is obviously broken if this is what they feel is reasonable consequences for such a heinous criminal attack.

KM
$10
Kevin Mackay
28 months ago
JM
$20
Jamie Macmillan
28 months ago
$100
Anonymous
28 months ago
DE
$100
Donalda and Terry Ely
28 months ago
Gareth Christopher Wee
27 months ago

How can we reach Ryan to give him some words of support?

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Deborah Lovallo
29 months ago

Can I use Debit

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