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Timmy Ryan

$114,293 of $150,000 goal

Raised by 639 people in 8 months
Created November 17, 2018
Timmy Ryan
on behalf of Timothy Ryan
While riding his motorcycle on the morning of September 29, 2018, Timmy Ryan was struck by a driver, who failed to yield at a stop sign. What started as an inspiring motorcycle ride around Lake Michigan, ended in a tragedy that would change Timmy and his family‘s lives forever.

As a result of the accident, Timmy, a 41-year-old father of three girls (ages 9, 6, and 2) had to have emergency back surgery, and was in and out of the ICU for four weeks. He suffered multiple broken bones and a collapsed lung, but the most severe and life altering injury, was the one to his spine. The fractures that Timmy suffered on his spine resulted in a loss of all feeling below his midsection, including the use of his legs.

The road ahead is no doubt uncertain, and will have many hurdles for everyone in Timmy’s family. However, despite all of the obvious challenges, Timmy is committed to recovery, and motivated to getting back to being the father, husband, friend and family member that we all know and love.

Anyone who knows Timmy and Stacy, knows that they would rather help others than receive help. However, given the gravity of the situation, they are aware that accepting help from others is the only way that they will be able to get through the challenges that lie ahead. One of the biggest financial challenges that they will face, will be adapting their home to be wheelchair accessible. The other substantial financial challenge will be the significant ongoing therapy and medical equipment (i.e. a wheelchair lift, vehicle, etc.) that Timmy will need to adjust to his new life.

Although their lives were changed forever, Timmy and his family remain fully committed to his recovery and adapting to their new reality. He and Stacy are eternally grateful for any help that you can give to assist them on this difficult journey.

While no one can change the past, we can all help them with their future. Any amount that you can donate would be greatly appreciated to assist Timmy, Stacy and their three girls with the substantial financial challenges that lie ahead. In addition, please feel free to share this link with anyone you think might be inclined to help as well. The more people we reach, the more we can help Timmy and Stacy.

Thank you in advance for your support and prayers.

Sincerely,
The Ryan and Fenoglio Families
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Quick Music Update

Timmy and The Black Oil Brothers will still be playing Ribfest this Sunday, but will NOT be performing at Lagunitas on Saturday and NOT be performing at Celtic Knot.

They will be performing at Flatts and Sharpe Music Fest in Rogers Park on 7/13 at 12 pm

Just wanted to update - in case you were planning on coming out to see our man back on stage.
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Look who's back on stage with his Black Oil brethren!!!

Timmy made it back on stage playing with The Black Oil Brothers at Montrose Saloon on Saturday night, and what a show it was! Amazing turnout, but in case you missed it (or couldn't get into the packed house), you can catch them this summer:

Saturday June 15 @ 4:20 - Lagunitas Taproom

Sunday June 16 @ 2:00 - Northcenter Ribfest

Saturday July 13 @ 9:30 - Celtic Knot Public House in Evanston

(I lifted some photos from Facebook - so thanks to whoever may have taken them and shared)

Oh yeah - and Timmy and his family have moved back into their home, so progress on the road to recovery continues!

As always, thank you for your ongoing love, support, thoughts, prayers and well wishes.
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(Been meaning to post for a little bit . . . )

Thank you all again for your generous donations, words of encouragement, prayers, and good will. Tim and his family are progressing. After weeks in the hospital and a month at the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab, Tim and his family moved to a temporary residence downtown, while work began at their Northwest Side home. They are making the home accessible, and were able to add a lift as well. That necessitated concrete being poured, which meant the weather had to cooperate, which in Chicago, is not easy or predictable.

However, now that Spring is here, and the ground thawed, they are hoping to complete work soon, and move back some time this month.

Tim continues in rehab, physical therapy and more, and continues to work hard every day to regain strength, learn new skills and continue to support his family.

(They even managed to squeeze in a little St. Patrick’s Day fun!)

We cannot thank you all enough for your ongoing support and generosity. Please continue to keep the family in your thoughts and prayers, and Tim will continue working hard too.
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Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

In just 6 days, we have been overwhelmed and touched by all of the support, well wishes and donations that have been received. From friends old and new, family, coworkers, colleagues, fellow musicians and fans. The outpouring of your collective generosity is unbelievable.

Please continue to share this message and keep sending your thoughts, prayers and love. Words cannot express how much it all means.

On behalf of our entire family,
THANK YOU
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$114,293 of $150,000 goal

Raised by 639 people in 8 months
Created November 17, 2018
Timmy Ryan
on behalf of Timothy Ryan
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