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My friend David Flannigan will be running an ultra marathon to help me raise money for my medical costs. He’s running the 50 mile HOKA Rocky Trail Race ( yes 50 miles). Where: Huntsville State Park. February 12, 2022. Please feel free send your pledges here (link at the top right) were they will be greatly appreciated.

From Ryan:
A person’s life is often told through stories and pictures. In spite of being diagnosed with MS in 2001, my life prior to May 2013, when I was diagnosed with PML (a rare brain infection), is reflected in the stories of my family trips to Costa Rica, fishing with friends in Alaska and Oregon, camping for a week in Yellowstone David’s bachelor party, and the simple home time spent with my other half, to name a few. Prior to May 2013, I helped to manage a team at Ventana Medical Systems(Roche) named BMAC that made antibodies and control tissue for cancer diagnosis. Unfortunately, the combination of MS and PML has done considerable damage to my nerves and my brain. I took for granted, like most people, the little things in life, like walking, speaking clearly or even getting in and out of bed; I don’t anymore, I can’t. I am now confined to a wheelchair, have unclear speech, double-vision, and many other limitations that has resulted in my inability to care for myself. I would like to live a more independent life again, and walk again.
It is difficult to ask for help, and it is something that does not come easily for me. However, there are some things that would help me to attain some relief from my high healthcare costs, caregiver costs and insurance deductibles and premiums (about 7 thousand a year). Unfortunately, insurance does not cover caregivers and daily medical needs.
To help with the financial challenge of my uninsured expenses, a fundraising campaign in my honor has been established with Help Hope Live, a nonprofit organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Any donation would aid in helping me keep my insurance, and gain the medical care I need. My family and I are grateful for your help.
Thank you all so much for your help, support, and love.
Ryan

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March 7, 2016

Last week, I got to try a demo glider.

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