Ryan - Hockey Strong
January 12
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Hockey Family
Hockey Family
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Team Ryan
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Ryan - Hockey Strong
January 12
January 12
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Hockey Family
Hockey Family
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January 12

January 12

January 12th, 2019

Ryan was admitted to the hospital again on Thursday due to a neutropenic fever.  He is feeling a little tired...

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Phase 2

December 30th, 2018

Phase 2 of treatment is underway and although we have spent many nights in the hospital, we were home Christmas...

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Celebrate

December 18th, 2018

The official results are in and Ryan is in remission!!!  The PET scan and biopsy indicate no evidence of lymphoma.Thank...

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Prayers

December 13th, 2018

Team Ryan, We are asking for some extra prayers tomorrow.  Ryan will be having a lumbar puncture and bone marrow biopsy. ...

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Welcome home

December 12th, 2018

Thank you to everyone who made this possible.  Ryan was thrilled to come home from the hospital today to find...

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Holiday time

December 01st, 2018

Ryan had his first outpatient chemo treatment yesterday. Our three hour appointment turned into 4  1/2 hours.  Probably because we...

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Holiday Time Continued

December 01st, 2018

We send our love and appreciation to all who have joined Team Ryan.  We continue to be surprised every day...

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Hockey Family

Hockey Family

December 01st, 2018

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December 01st, 2018

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Going home

Going home

November 28th, 2018

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Pics from China and Cali

November 28th, 2018

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Day 10

November 23rd, 2018

The past 10 days have been a bit of a roller coaster ride.  Ryan went from his doctor's office, to...

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Team Ryan

Team Ryan

November 23rd, 2018

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KZ

Katherine Zamborsky on January 15th, 2019

Please know that you continue to be in my thoughts and prayers! You are amazing Ryan! Stay strong!

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Phyllis Musumeci on January 13th, 2019

Sending you hugs from Florida.

From Ethan's grandmother.

BM

Beth Machusick on January 13th, 2019

Ryan I am thinking of you and hope you are feeling better.

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Sue Emerson on January 13th, 2019

Stay strong Ryan. You got this! You’re always in our thoughts and in our hearts. Lots of love and prayers!

JK

Jessica Kaiser on January 13th, 2019

Sending prayers your way, Ryan!!

BC

Brianne Caruso on January 12th, 2019

One day closer Ry

CB

Christine Bratnick on January 12th, 2019

Hi Ryan! I pray for you each day. Here is Today's Message #82; "Keep in mind that a bad attitude is like a flat tire, you won't go anywhere until you change it." It's okay to have down days, but know that with a good attitude, just like good medicine, it can take you to better health and home. Hope all goes well with the treatment Monday. Mrs. B. :)

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Sharon Hooley on January 12th, 2019

Continued prayers!

SH

Sharon Hooley on January 12th, 2019

Continued prayers!

JB

Jodi Branco on January 12th, 2019

Keep up the fight and know that we are praying for you!!

JL

Jill Lesiw on January 12th, 2019

Ryan stay strong. Always praying for you.

LA

Lauren Avery on January 12th, 2019

Hang in there Ryan! We are hoping and praying for you to be back on the ice and in the net soon! Avery family
Lake Erie Pathers PeeWee team is wearing blue stickers for Team Ryan❤️

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Brian Boff on January 12th, 2019

Ryan I love sorry, I am the family champ.

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Gio O’Toole on January 12th, 2019

Thanks for the updates. Keep on fighting and faithful

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Gio O’Toole on January 12th, 2019

Thanks for the updates. Keep on fighting and faithful

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Christine Bratnick on January 01st, 2019

Today's Message #207; "Healing is all around us, but, learn to accept times when it is more or less." Often as we go through our treatments there are many up and down days. Know that you have loving support and prayers for those days when you are up and down. It is during those down days that you must know that so many care about you and that those prayers will provide you with comfort.

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Laura Becker on December 31st, 2018

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Kuchta Family. Prayers for a strong 2019!

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Don Filips on December 31st, 2018

Our prayers are continuous for Ryan and the whole Team! Godspeed 2019!

SE

Sue Emerson on December 31st, 2018

Many prayers for a Happy and Healthy 2019! Stay strong Ryan!

SH

Sharon Hooley on December 31st, 2018

Continued prayers, hoping 2019 is better, for all of us!!! Waiting for our Team Ryan shirts, we ordered. Love to all of you.
The Hooleys

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Brianne Caruso on December 30th, 2018

One day closer!! Stay strong and know you are in our thoughts and prayers

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Susie Weeden on December 30th, 2018

Wishing you the best in 2019. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

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Gio O’Toole on December 30th, 2018

Wishing for all to go well

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Lauren Avery on December 30th, 2018

Prayers your way! Love and positive energy from the Avery family❤️

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Christine Bratnick on December 22nd, 2018

Hi Ryan. This is Mrs. Bratnick. You were in the Lil Bears Preschool class of Mrs. Velotta and I am her aide. I remember you well as a sweet boy and sad to hear about your recent diagnosis. However, I am happy to see that your PET scan came out well. Please know that I am supporting you and will keep you in my daily prayers. I am a two-time breast cancer survivor and you too will be a survivor! Look at each treatment as a great defensive move on the ice, and your family, healthcare workers and friends who support you as the ultimate "teammates" to a winning game. As my way to "pay it forward", I write inspiring messages for those who are undergoing medical treatments. I have written over 200, but, today I will give you #50; "Today, I will count on my friends when I need to laugh." You got this, buddy!! Mrs. Bratnick

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Courtney Dolinar on December 19th, 2018

Wonderful news!! So glad to hear this! We will keep the prayers coming. Merry Christmas

NM

Nancy McCullough on December 19th, 2018

God is good! ❤️

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Monet Scheutzow on December 19th, 2018

Wonderful news!!

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Mario Francescone on December 19th, 2018

This is wonderful news! God bless you all!

BC

Brianne Caruso on December 19th, 2018

Christmas is here! Amazing news!!! Hugs and kisses for all of you !!

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Deanna Rini Mikin on December 19th, 2018

Wonderful news! Continued prayers

PB

Pam Brown on December 18th, 2018

So thankful and happy for this victory! Congratulations!!

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Stephanie Buit on December 18th, 2018

Such wonderful news! Continued prayers!

JB

Jodi Branco on December 18th, 2018

Incredible news!!! So happy for you all! Thank God! Continued prayers

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Sharon Hooley on December 18th, 2018

What wonderful news!! Continued prayers!

KL

Kami Likovic on December 18th, 2018

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Julie Caputo on December 18th, 2018

Wonderful news!!!

SK

Shawn Kotlyn on December 18th, 2018

That’s great news!!

LA

Lauren Avery on December 18th, 2018

We are so happy to hear this wonderful news! Keep fighting hard, Ryan! Positive thoughts and prayers all the way ❤️Avery family

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Katherine Zamborsky on December 14th, 2018

Ryan is always on my mind and in my prayers, but my prayers today will be specific for this! -With love

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Beth Machusick on December 14th, 2018

Prayers

SH

Sharon Hooley on December 14th, 2018

Continuing to pray to Ryan and all of you.♡

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Deanna Rini Mikin on December 14th, 2018

Covering Ryan and your entire family in prayers. Thinking of you and praying all the time.

CB

Carolyn Baetjer on December 14th, 2018

Absolutely!

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Annemarie Kish on December 13th, 2018

Continued prayers

KL

Kami Likovic on December 13th, 2018

Continued prayers for Ry and your family!

RK

Rosalyn Kotlyn on December 13th, 2018

We are praying for you Ryan!!!

JC

Julie Caputo on December 13th, 2018

Continued prayers!!

LA

Lauren Avery on December 13th, 2018

Prayers for Ryan from another goalie family...We are with you❤️

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Nancy McCullough on December 13th, 2018

You are all in my prayers every day!

BC

Brianne Caruso on December 13th, 2018

Prayers prayers prayers !

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Melissa Telepak on December 13th, 2018

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Jacqueline Voigt-Kuchta on December 13th, 2018

Many good thoughts and prayers coming your way!

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Maureen Shorts on December 13th, 2018

You got’em!!!!

SM

Shirley MacFarland on December 13th, 2018

Hi, Ryan. My name is Shirley MacFarland and I am a columnist for the Sun News/cleveland.com. Just wanted to let you know that I was touched by your story and I am featuring you in my next column that will be online tomorrow on cleveland.com and printed in the Sun News next Thursday. You sound like a remarkable kid. You got this! I will keep in touch.

LZ

Lynelle Zahler on December 02nd, 2018

You deserve it, and much, much more. We all want to help your family, and will do anything and everything to help. Just let us know

LC

Lori Cole on December 01st, 2018

Can’t wait to pop that bottle! Loved seeing you guys today and can’t wait for our beer and pizza night!

JW

John Weiss on December 01st, 2018

Of course you two deserve it. Your whole family deserves it! Without you two great parents Ryan wouldn’t be the fine strong young man he is. We’re grateful for your friendship. You make us all ryanstrong

JL

Jill Lesiw on December 01st, 2018

Your family deserves everything you receive. Please always ask. Stay postive. Your family is in my prayers everyday.

AJ

Angela Jordan-Albright on December 01st, 2018

Hey Ryan! I'm not sure if you remember Carson Albright but he remembers you!His '06 Cleveland Jr Jacks team is proudly wearing their Team Ryan helmet stickers and sending you positve vibes! #HockeyStrong #TeamRyan

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Gio O’Toole on December 01st, 2018

Denise, your family certainly deserves it. All the support you and Ryan can get to go thru it. It’s a journey. Together makes it easier. Lots of love and prayers your way. And please post on anything you need. Rides and company to treatment? Meals? Whatever you need. Hang in there.

JK

Jessica Kaiser on December 01st, 2018

You most definitely deserve it. In the short amount of time I’ve been blessed to know your family, I’ve learned that you are all so loving and supportive! You are a wonderful family and you all will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers!!

BC

Brianne Caruso on December 01st, 2018

Can’t wait for February 2021

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Gina Stabile on December 01st, 2018

Of course you deserve all the support you can get! I’m happy to read the positive posts. Keeping Ryan in my prayers.

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Valerie Ruff on December 01st, 2018

So glad you are home Ryan!

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Lynelle Zahler on November 30th, 2018

Welcome home Ryan! Fight that cancer like you fight those pucks! You got this dude! Luke Zahler

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Wooster Blades Squirts on November 30th, 2018

Ryan, we want you to know that your hockey family extends further than you think. Our organization in Wooster has heard about your story and are here to support you, sending thoughts and prayers your way. We've even made our own version of "Team Ryan" helmet stickers. Stay strong and know that your hockey family is here for you.

LA

Lauren Avery on November 29th, 2018

Dear Ryan and the Kuchta family,
We wanted to reach out and send postive thoughts and prayers your way along with some goalie brotherhood love! Be strong and know that we are with Team Ryan! Our team will be wearing some Team Ryan blue very soon to show our support for you.
The Avery Family and Edwin Avery-Lake Erie Panthers Pee Wee goalie

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Kathy Schroeder on November 29th, 2018

Stay strong Ryan, Schroeder Family is praying for you!

AN

Alison Novosel on November 28th, 2018

Praying for Team Ryan each day!

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Sue Emerson on November 28th, 2018

Sending thoughts and prayers to you and your family. You got this! Go Team Ryan

KL

Kami Likovic on November 28th, 2018

Such great news! Continued prayers buddy!

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Sharon Bohland on November 28th, 2018

Bohland Family is #TEAMRYAN
Stay Strong! You got this! We are sending prayers!

GS

Gina Stabile on November 28th, 2018

Glad to read a happy update! Continued prayers!

KG

Kim Gagliano on November 28th, 2018

So glad to hear the great news! We are praying for all of you - stay strong Ryan.

BC

Brianne Caruso on November 28th, 2018

Awesome news!!! Enjoy that steak buddy and stay strong

KL

Kathy Lineweaver on November 28th, 2018

All of the Lineweaver's are sending you a ton of love, hugs & prayers. We are all Team Ryan!!

SW

Susan Welch on November 28th, 2018

Awesome news! Keeping Team Ryan in my prayers.

DF

Donna Farinacci on November 28th, 2018

Have all of you in our thoughts and prayers!

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Sarah Klinge on November 28th, 2018

The Klinge family has joined the team! Hopefully you remember John, who played one season of hockey with you a few years ago. John, and a few of your old Strongsville teammates, will be representing Team Ryan at the Cleveland Sharks, as soon as they gets their stickers! Our prayers are with you all.

PB

Pam Brown on November 28th, 2018

Welcome Home Ryan!!

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Lisa Marie Lane on November 28th, 2018

So glad to hear your going home! The Lane-Coudret family is praying for you Ryan and your family. Stay Strong!! #teamryan

GO

Gio O’Toole on November 28th, 2018

Thats good news, and good choice Ryan! Yum!

MH

Maryann Hardwick on November 27th, 2018

Sending prayers
Stay strong

LB

Laura Becker on November 27th, 2018

Stay strong Ryan! Prayers to you and the whole family!

MS

Michelle Sablyar on November 26th, 2018

Lots of prayers coming your way, Ryan! I believe in miracles!!

JK

Julie Kovach on November 26th, 2018

Keeping you all in our prayers. Please let me know if we can do anything!

VR

Valerie Ruff on November 26th, 2018

The Ruff family is behind you all the way Ryan. You can beat this thing! We are now members of Teal Ryan!

SB

Stephanie Buit on November 25th, 2018

Sending prayers and positive thoughts your way every day! You are SO strong and surrounded with endless love and support. Team Ryan!

JK

Jessica Korhonen-Moreland on November 25th, 2018

Sending prayers and well wishes to you and your family!

GO

Gio O’Toole on November 25th, 2018

Hi Ryan! Jimmy has been wearing “your” blue head tie for his games. He’s thinking of you and wishing you get better soon. We are praying for you and your family.

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Brian Boff on November 25th, 2018

Hey bud thinking about you my man. Let me know if you need anything delivered this week, I can be your personal delivery service.

CB

Carolyn Baetjer on November 25th, 2018

Healing prayers and positive thoughts to Ryan and family!

LC

LeeAnn Cichon on November 25th, 2018

Sending prayers that the battle will be short and the victory dance epic.

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Beth LaRosa Zabor on November 25th, 2018

Thinking of all of you and sending many prayers for strength and healing❤️

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Don Filips on November 25th, 2018

The Filips family prayers are with you buddy! Keep moving forward! You got this!

BB

Beth Burdick on November 25th, 2018

Prayers from the Burdick family! You got this! Go Team Ryan!

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Mary Oldag on November 24th, 2018

Prayers for you, Ryan, and your wonderful family.

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Alison Novosel on November 24th, 2018

Sending much love and prayers to you all.

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Melissa Kildoo on November 24th, 2018

Hey Ryan! Sending you a big singing hello and praying for you everyday! You are so amazing and you will conquer it all!!!

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Brandi Rucinski on November 24th, 2018

Sending prayers and well wishes to Ryan K. from Ryan R. - Fellow ‘06 hockey player and former classmate ❤️

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Deanna Paolino on November 24th, 2018

Sending so many prayers! Team Ryan!

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Jessica Connelly on November 24th, 2018

The Connelly Family is thinking about Ryan and sending many prayers!! Team Ryan!!!!

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A.J. White on November 24th, 2018

Sending you so much love and light. Ryan - you’ve got this, buddy! Just like a hockey game! I hear you’re a tremendous goalie.... so I know you’re gonna kick cancer’s butt like an incoming hockey puck!

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Susan Welch on November 24th, 2018

Ryan is going to win this battle. Sending prayers and positive energy to Ryan and his family!

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Lisa Faciana Ferrari on November 24th, 2018

Aaron and the Ferrari family are keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers. Hockey kids are the toughest. Ryan strong!

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Gina Stabile on November 24th, 2018

Praying for you Ryan! You’ve got this!

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Meredith Stanton on November 24th, 2018

The Stanton family is cheering you on Ryan! You’ve got this! We join your team!

DC

Dean Chuppa on November 24th, 2018

Praying for you Ryan. You can do this and we are all here to do whatever we can to help. Proud to be part of Team Ryan

MF

Mario Francescone on November 24th, 2018

Here for Ryan Strong! You got this Ryan!!

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Sharon Hooley on November 24th, 2018

We are all cheering you on, Ryan!! Your PPD family and friends continue to Pray !!

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Sharon Hooley on November 24th, 2018

We are all cheering you on!

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Sarah Franko on November 23rd, 2018

Prayers and more prayers are on their way! You play hockey....you've got this kiddo! We are here if you need anything!!!!

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Pam Brown on November 23rd, 2018

Team Ryan all the way! So much love and support for you all!

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Lisa Haffner on November 23rd, 2018

Harrison and the entire Haffner Famiy are keeping you in our every prayer. POSITIVE THOUGHTS, STRENGHTH AND LOVE being sent your way!!! You got this buddy!!! Ryan Stong!

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Crystal Ezzo on November 23rd, 2018

Praying for you Ryan!
Team Ryan all the way!

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Lori Cole on November 23rd, 2018

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Maureen Shorts on November 23rd, 2018

The Shorts Family are ready to “Slap” cancer !

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Jennifer Gaydos on November 23rd, 2018

*resilience

JG

Jennifer Gaydos on November 23rd, 2018

Go Team Ryan! Maddie and I are with you. Praying for your continued strength and reliance. You got this!

KL

Kami Likovic on November 23rd, 2018

Thinking of you and your family! Praying for all of you and sending positives thoughts.

JV

Jacqueline Voigt-Kuchta on November 23rd, 2018

Lots of prayers and positive thoughts coming your way!

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Antoinette McMahan on November 23rd, 2018

You’ll kick butt because that’s what you do. Any kid that lets people hit hockey pucks at them can do anything! We’ll keep you in our thoughts and prayers and maybe we’ll let the Steph Curry thing slide..,lol
Stay strong!

KW

Kelly Walters on November 23rd, 2018

The Walters family is thinking about you and praying for you!

BC

Brianne Caruso on November 23rd, 2018

Prayers, love, and hugs to this amazing family and super hero ryan

JL

Jill Lesiw on November 23rd, 2018

Stay postive. Your goalie partner kick butt for you.

LC

Lori Cole on November 23rd, 2018

You’ve got this Ryan!

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