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Alice Wilson
Alice Wilson
Dear Ryans family,
        Your son has blessed so many people with his encouraging words and his wonderful spirit. My nephew Matt Mason had mentioned of his passing on Zac's Caring Bridge Journal. He had such a tender spirit to all the kids and their families. I will pray for your family to find peace and comfort as you celebrate his life. I am sure he has his angle wings and is smiling down on everyone now. God bless you.
Alice Wilson
Dickson TN
Sandra Dees
Sandra Dees
Hi-Ryan,  I haven't met you---but my nephew, Mike Maze and your Dad used to drive me "nuts" when I visited my sister, Carolyn in Galloway.  I have followed this page since Carolyn sent me a link a long while ago. (My daugter, Amy, just sent you an e-mail.)  You have been much in my prayers along with your Dad.  When we went through much with Amy - I told her all along that "life isn't fair".  I still believe that, but keep praying for healing and peace anyway.  I know God knows best and his miracles have been proven to me.  Amy had "bacterial meningitis-fulmanating" and was admitted with l hour to live.  She was your age.  We spent weeks with her in a coma, through numerous surgeries, skin grafts, lose of her legs, etc.  It has been a rough road.  I pray for your comfort, your peace, and pain free days for you.  I seem to have a link with you, so I pray often, and I know God still rules.
       I have followed your pictures and the Covette gathering, and it looked like a good time was had by all--including Michael. Please give my love to your Dad, and really-he wasn't a bad kid when he was young.
        I check Ryan's page each day to see how things are going.  I wish I could say a personal hello, but I don't live that close.  God bless you and your family  and fill your mind with many pleasant memories.  Love and prayers to you all,

Sandra Dees
Concord, N.C.
Amy Collins
Amy Collins
Hey Ryan!
Hope today finds you revving up for the big playoff game. I  moved up from Nashville where I was always at Preds ( wait, don't boo me yet!) games and have come to "adopt" the Jackets now. You know, when in Rome they say.
I actually haven't met you, but your father and my cousin Mike used to shut me in the basement alot when we were young. HAHA. Actually it was a boys only retreat and younger and quite annoying cousins were discouraged from playing pool with them. Go figure. I did try to follow them around alot when I was up for vacations and holidays. :)
I just wanted to let you know from personal experience which I hope brings you a little comfort not provided by lovely pain meds ( and is not meant to offend or put you off in ANY way) - that there is a life after this one. I promise you!  And someday, somehow, we will all be together again.  I'm looking forward to having my family and friends reunited on the other side where we won't be separated again, won't be in pain, won't have sadness - and know it will happen as sure as I am sitting at my desk trying not to get my work done! I have walked that fine line - and I can promise you that. I can remember the times they brought me back to this side of things - and the things I saw and heard in those moments in between were really amazing. I don't share that with many people, and here I felt like I had to blog it to you!  So if possible, keep being brave and have no fear. And in the next life we will all be well!  I myself, look forward to that one as I have had my own set of circumstances - set in motion when I was 20. Ask your Dad, he will probably be able to fill you in. I have been keeping up with your journey and pray daily for you. I heard all about the Vette ride too. You have inspired so many people - and know that you are surrounded by friends, family and even people who you don't know their faces but they love you still the same. And are pulling for you. If you are at the game, hope you don't get jumpy like I do when the cannon goes off - which it had BETTER do several times tonight!
Thinking of you and hoping you are having a fabulous day and that we have a JACKETS win to celebrate tomorrow. :)
Vicky Flesch
Vicky Flesch
I saw your ESPN interview with the Blue Jackets. It was awesome! I am Matthew Barr's great aunt, and was told about your caringbridge website.  Matthew is also a cancer patient who just finished 30 days of radiation; he is 3 1/2 years old. You are an inspiration to young people and I am sorry about your health problems. May God bless and keep you and your family close and please remember there are many who are praying for your full recovery, so you can continue to play hockey (and watch Nascar, too). My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


Vicky Flesch 
Ben Minister
Ben Minister
Hi Ryan,
You don't know me or my family; we're just linked by being fans of the Blue Jackets. I just read Tom Reed's article in the Dispatch - I admire your strength and courage. Congrats on your contract, keep fighting, and enjoy the game tonight. You are in our prayers. And - Go Jackets!
Suresh Rachuri
Suresh Rachuri
Ryan,

I do beleive the last time we have communicated was at Marshalls. I want you to realize that you have touched many people that you don't even know. Me, my family, and my friends will continue to have you in our prayers and are thinking of you. The bracelet I have recieved from last years golf outting with you reminds me of how terrible my golf game is, LOL! It also reminds me of how strong and brave you are, and how that inspires others.

Fight the good fight!

Suresh
Debbie Yokum
Debbie Yokum
Hi Ryan and Brad,

I heard both of you on WCOL this morning. You did a great job, Ryan. I can just imagine how Woody's hair (or lack there of) looked.

Brad you sound the same as you do in person. Great job guys!

Ryan please know that my thoughts and prayers are for you and for your family .

What a wonderful young man you are.

Thoughts and prayers!
Wendy Hopke
Wendy Hopke
Hi Ryan,

We have never met, but I am Trey Martens cousin. I wanted to meet you after the service but there were so many people there that I didn't get a chance. I want to say thank you for being there for Trey. And I want you to know that I am praying for you and your family each and every day. FROG!
Diane Best
Diane Best
Hi Ryan: You probably don't remember me, but I use to be a co-host with your dad and Susan (I'm Brian's ex) for the OSU tailgates every football season. I just recently found out about your illness and I wanted to say Hello, wish you the best, and let you know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I have a medical background and I know that the care you are receiving at Children's Hospital is the best in the world.

Diane
KYLE ALFRIEND
KYLE ALFRIEND
Hello Ryan -

You don't know me, but several people have called or emailed me about you. Most recently your Aunt Amy. I stopped by to say hello, but your door was closed. I just wanted to let you know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Tyler, my 16 ear old son, was diagnosed last November. Just like your situation, the news came out of nowhere. We have spent a lot of time on J-5 (and have eaten a lot of Planks Pizza). Tyler just came home a few hours ago.

You have a lot to go through, but you can beat this. Just take one day at a time. Refuse to lose, and you will win.

I was glad to see pictures on your blog of you in physical therapy. Let us know if there is anything we can do (like give you a list of the best nurses). Please know you are in our prayers.

Kyle

tyleralfriend.blogspot.com
rob spicer
rob spicer
Ryan: I just learned your favorite sport is ice hockey!

In my opinion, pro hockey athletes are unarguably & handsdown the best all around athletes in the world! Would you agree with that statement?

P.S. I just read you played basketball yesterday. Good for you!

Keep the faith!

rob
Alice Wilson
Alice Wilson
Dear Ryans family,
        Your son has blessed so many people with his encouraging words and his wonderful spirit. My nephew Matt Mason had mentioned of his passing on Zac's Caring Bridge Journal. He had such a tender spirit to all the kids and their families. I will pray for your family to find peace and comfort as you celebrate his life. I am sure he has his angle wings and is smiling down on everyone now. God bless you.
Alice Wilson
Dickson TN
Sandra Dees
Sandra Dees
Hi-Ryan,  I haven't met you---but my nephew, Mike Maze and your Dad used to drive me "nuts" when I visited my sister, Carolyn in Galloway.  I have followed this page since Carolyn sent me a link a long while ago. (My daugter, Amy, just sent you an e-mail.)  You have been much in my prayers along with your Dad.  When we went through much with Amy - I told her all along that "life isn't fair".  I still believe that, but keep praying for healing and peace anyway.  I know God knows best and his miracles have been proven to me.  Amy had "bacterial meningitis-fulmanating" and was admitted with l hour to live.  She was your age.  We spent weeks with her in a coma, through numerous surgeries, skin grafts, lose of her legs, etc.  It has been a rough road.  I pray for your comfort, your peace, and pain free days for you.  I seem to have a link with you, so I pray often, and I know God still rules.
       I have followed your pictures and the Covette gathering, and it looked like a good time was had by all--including Michael. Please give my love to your Dad, and really-he wasn't a bad kid when he was young.
        I check Ryan's page each day to see how things are going.  I wish I could say a personal hello, but I don't live that close.  God bless you and your family  and fill your mind with many pleasant memories.  Love and prayers to you all,

Sandra Dees
Concord, N.C.
Vicky Flesch
Vicky Flesch
I saw your ESPN interview with the Blue Jackets. It was awesome! I am Matthew Barr's great aunt, and was told about your caringbridge website.  Matthew is also a cancer patient who just finished 30 days of radiation; he is 3 1/2 years old. You are an inspiration to young people and I am sorry about your health problems. May God bless and keep you and your family close and please remember there are many who are praying for your full recovery, so you can continue to play hockey (and watch Nascar, too). My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


Vicky Flesch 
Suresh Rachuri
Suresh Rachuri
Ryan,

I do beleive the last time we have communicated was at Marshalls. I want you to realize that you have touched many people that you don't even know. Me, my family, and my friends will continue to have you in our prayers and are thinking of you. The bracelet I have recieved from last years golf outting with you reminds me of how terrible my golf game is, LOL! It also reminds me of how strong and brave you are, and how that inspires others.

Fight the good fight!

Suresh
Debbie Yokum
Debbie Yokum
Hi Ryan and Brad,

I heard both of you on WCOL this morning. You did a great job, Ryan. I can just imagine how Woody's hair (or lack there of) looked.

Brad you sound the same as you do in person. Great job guys!

Ryan please know that my thoughts and prayers are for you and for your family .

What a wonderful young man you are.

Thoughts and prayers!
Diane Best
Diane Best
Hi Ryan: You probably don't remember me, but I use to be a co-host with your dad and Susan (I'm Brian's ex) for the OSU tailgates every football season. I just recently found out about your illness and I wanted to say Hello, wish you the best, and let you know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I have a medical background and I know that the care you are receiving at Children's Hospital is the best in the world.

Diane
KYLE ALFRIEND
KYLE ALFRIEND
Hello Ryan -

You don't know me, but several people have called or emailed me about you. Most recently your Aunt Amy. I stopped by to say hello, but your door was closed. I just wanted to let you know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Tyler, my 16 ear old son, was diagnosed last November. Just like your situation, the news came out of nowhere. We have spent a lot of time on J-5 (and have eaten a lot of Planks Pizza). Tyler just came home a few hours ago.

You have a lot to go through, but you can beat this. Just take one day at a time. Refuse to lose, and you will win.

I was glad to see pictures on your blog of you in physical therapy. Let us know if there is anything we can do (like give you a list of the best nurses). Please know you are in our prayers.

Kyle

tyleralfriend.blogspot.com
Amy Collins
Amy Collins
Hey Ryan!
Hope today finds you revving up for the big playoff game. I  moved up from Nashville where I was always at Preds ( wait, don't boo me yet!) games and have come to "adopt" the Jackets now. You know, when in Rome they say.
I actually haven't met you, but your father and my cousin Mike used to shut me in the basement alot when we were young. HAHA. Actually it was a boys only retreat and younger and quite annoying cousins were discouraged from playing pool with them. Go figure. I did try to follow them around alot when I was up for vacations and holidays. :)
I just wanted to let you know from personal experience which I hope brings you a little comfort not provided by lovely pain meds ( and is not meant to offend or put you off in ANY way) - that there is a life after this one. I promise you!  And someday, somehow, we will all be together again.  I'm looking forward to having my family and friends reunited on the other side where we won't be separated again, won't be in pain, won't have sadness - and know it will happen as sure as I am sitting at my desk trying not to get my work done! I have walked that fine line - and I can promise you that. I can remember the times they brought me back to this side of things - and the things I saw and heard in those moments in between were really amazing. I don't share that with many people, and here I felt like I had to blog it to you!  So if possible, keep being brave and have no fear. And in the next life we will all be well!  I myself, look forward to that one as I have had my own set of circumstances - set in motion when I was 20. Ask your Dad, he will probably be able to fill you in. I have been keeping up with your journey and pray daily for you. I heard all about the Vette ride too. You have inspired so many people - and know that you are surrounded by friends, family and even people who you don't know their faces but they love you still the same. And are pulling for you. If you are at the game, hope you don't get jumpy like I do when the cannon goes off - which it had BETTER do several times tonight!
Thinking of you and hoping you are having a fabulous day and that we have a JACKETS win to celebrate tomorrow. :)
Ben Minister
Ben Minister
Hi Ryan,
You don't know me or my family; we're just linked by being fans of the Blue Jackets. I just read Tom Reed's article in the Dispatch - I admire your strength and courage. Congrats on your contract, keep fighting, and enjoy the game tonight. You are in our prayers. And - Go Jackets!
Wendy Hopke
Wendy Hopke
Hi Ryan,

We have never met, but I am Trey Martens cousin. I wanted to meet you after the service but there were so many people there that I didn't get a chance. I want to say thank you for being there for Trey. And I want you to know that I am praying for you and your family each and every day. FROG!
rob spicer
rob spicer
Ryan: I just learned your favorite sport is ice hockey!

In my opinion, pro hockey athletes are unarguably & handsdown the best all around athletes in the world! Would you agree with that statement?

P.S. I just read you played basketball yesterday. Good for you!

Keep the faith!

rob
Alice Wilson
Alice Wilson
Dear Ryans family,
        Your son has blessed so many people with his encouraging words and his wonderful spirit. My nephew Matt Mason had mentioned of his passing on Zac's Caring Bridge Journal. He had such a tender spirit to all the kids and their families. I will pray for your family to find peace and comfort as you celebrate his life. I am sure he has his angle wings and is smiling down on everyone now. God bless you.
Alice Wilson
Dickson TN
Amy Collins
Amy Collins
Hey Ryan!
Hope today finds you revving up for the big playoff game. I  moved up from Nashville where I was always at Preds ( wait, don't boo me yet!) games and have come to "adopt" the Jackets now. You know, when in Rome they say.
I actually haven't met you, but your father and my cousin Mike used to shut me in the basement alot when we were young. HAHA. Actually it was a boys only retreat and younger and quite annoying cousins were discouraged from playing pool with them. Go figure. I did try to follow them around alot when I was up for vacations and holidays. :)
I just wanted to let you know from personal experience which I hope brings you a little comfort not provided by lovely pain meds ( and is not meant to offend or put you off in ANY way) - that there is a life after this one. I promise you!  And someday, somehow, we will all be together again.  I'm looking forward to having my family and friends reunited on the other side where we won't be separated again, won't be in pain, won't have sadness - and know it will happen as sure as I am sitting at my desk trying not to get my work done! I have walked that fine line - and I can promise you that. I can remember the times they brought me back to this side of things - and the things I saw and heard in those moments in between were really amazing. I don't share that with many people, and here I felt like I had to blog it to you!  So if possible, keep being brave and have no fear. And in the next life we will all be well!  I myself, look forward to that one as I have had my own set of circumstances - set in motion when I was 20. Ask your Dad, he will probably be able to fill you in. I have been keeping up with your journey and pray daily for you. I heard all about the Vette ride too. You have inspired so many people - and know that you are surrounded by friends, family and even people who you don't know their faces but they love you still the same. And are pulling for you. If you are at the game, hope you don't get jumpy like I do when the cannon goes off - which it had BETTER do several times tonight!
Thinking of you and hoping you are having a fabulous day and that we have a JACKETS win to celebrate tomorrow. :)
Diane Best
Diane Best
Hi Ryan: You probably don't remember me, but I use to be a co-host with your dad and Susan (I'm Brian's ex) for the OSU tailgates every football season. I just recently found out about your illness and I wanted to say Hello, wish you the best, and let you know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I have a medical background and I know that the care you are receiving at Children's Hospital is the best in the world.

Diane
Vicky Flesch
Vicky Flesch
I saw your ESPN interview with the Blue Jackets. It was awesome! I am Matthew Barr's great aunt, and was told about your caringbridge website.  Matthew is also a cancer patient who just finished 30 days of radiation; he is 3 1/2 years old. You are an inspiration to young people and I am sorry about your health problems. May God bless and keep you and your family close and please remember there are many who are praying for your full recovery, so you can continue to play hockey (and watch Nascar, too). My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


Vicky Flesch 
Debbie Yokum
Debbie Yokum
Hi Ryan and Brad,

I heard both of you on WCOL this morning. You did a great job, Ryan. I can just imagine how Woody's hair (or lack there of) looked.

Brad you sound the same as you do in person. Great job guys!

Ryan please know that my thoughts and prayers are for you and for your family .

What a wonderful young man you are.

Thoughts and prayers!
KYLE ALFRIEND
KYLE ALFRIEND
Hello Ryan -

You don't know me, but several people have called or emailed me about you. Most recently your Aunt Amy. I stopped by to say hello, but your door was closed. I just wanted to let you know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Tyler, my 16 ear old son, was diagnosed last November. Just like your situation, the news came out of nowhere. We have spent a lot of time on J-5 (and have eaten a lot of Planks Pizza). Tyler just came home a few hours ago.

You have a lot to go through, but you can beat this. Just take one day at a time. Refuse to lose, and you will win.

I was glad to see pictures on your blog of you in physical therapy. Let us know if there is anything we can do (like give you a list of the best nurses). Please know you are in our prayers.

Kyle

tyleralfriend.blogspot.com
Sandra Dees
Sandra Dees
Hi-Ryan,  I haven't met you---but my nephew, Mike Maze and your Dad used to drive me "nuts" when I visited my sister, Carolyn in Galloway.  I have followed this page since Carolyn sent me a link a long while ago. (My daugter, Amy, just sent you an e-mail.)  You have been much in my prayers along with your Dad.  When we went through much with Amy - I told her all along that "life isn't fair".  I still believe that, but keep praying for healing and peace anyway.  I know God knows best and his miracles have been proven to me.  Amy had "bacterial meningitis-fulmanating" and was admitted with l hour to live.  She was your age.  We spent weeks with her in a coma, through numerous surgeries, skin grafts, lose of her legs, etc.  It has been a rough road.  I pray for your comfort, your peace, and pain free days for you.  I seem to have a link with you, so I pray often, and I know God still rules.
       I have followed your pictures and the Covette gathering, and it looked like a good time was had by all--including Michael. Please give my love to your Dad, and really-he wasn't a bad kid when he was young.
        I check Ryan's page each day to see how things are going.  I wish I could say a personal hello, but I don't live that close.  God bless you and your family  and fill your mind with many pleasant memories.  Love and prayers to you all,

Sandra Dees
Concord, N.C.
Ben Minister
Ben Minister
Hi Ryan,
You don't know me or my family; we're just linked by being fans of the Blue Jackets. I just read Tom Reed's article in the Dispatch - I admire your strength and courage. Congrats on your contract, keep fighting, and enjoy the game tonight. You are in our prayers. And - Go Jackets!
Suresh Rachuri
Suresh Rachuri
Ryan,

I do beleive the last time we have communicated was at Marshalls. I want you to realize that you have touched many people that you don't even know. Me, my family, and my friends will continue to have you in our prayers and are thinking of you. The bracelet I have recieved from last years golf outting with you reminds me of how terrible my golf game is, LOL! It also reminds me of how strong and brave you are, and how that inspires others.

Fight the good fight!

Suresh
Wendy Hopke
Wendy Hopke
Hi Ryan,

We have never met, but I am Trey Martens cousin. I wanted to meet you after the service but there were so many people there that I didn't get a chance. I want to say thank you for being there for Trey. And I want you to know that I am praying for you and your family each and every day. FROG!
rob spicer
rob spicer
Ryan: I just learned your favorite sport is ice hockey!

In my opinion, pro hockey athletes are unarguably & handsdown the best all around athletes in the world! Would you agree with that statement?

P.S. I just read you played basketball yesterday. Good for you!

Keep the faith!

rob