Ryan, your strength and perseverance is an is an inspiration to us all!
- Alan castaneda /SanFrancisco
Sep 13, 2012
Hi Ryan - Kim Cofer shared your story with me. I've known and loved your nephew Kobe since he was born and he's always been part of our lives. We wish you the best of luck with your recovery and know that no matter the outcome, you will be super successful in life and love. You have a great spirit - let it shine!!
- Valerie Paxton, Ahwatukee AZ
Sep 11, 2012
Ryan and Meagan. I don't know you personally, but through God we are all brothers and sisters. I have glanced through some information about your situation and although I don't know the specifics of your accident, I KNOW that God can perform miracles. I work in physical therapy and have had patients who have been given little hope. I tell them the same thing I'm telling you...no medical professional can put limits on the power of our mind and body. Our bodies were created so miraculously such that when the will is there the body will and does find a way. I had a patient who had a stroke 3 yrs ago and he was told what he had was all he would be able to do. I told him that the choice was his. I told him that the road is not easy, and it will be trying, frustrating, and downright difficult; but you do have the power to cause your miraculously created brain to reconnect, redevelop, and even create new nerves to empower you to do more and more. The person who had almost given up, 6 months later was walking up onto a step and back down with his own strength...even though 6 months prior when I met him he couldn't even lie on his back and hold his knee up (in a bent/flexed position).
Fight, fight, and then fight even more. I tell my patients to think about what their struggles are today and then don't focus on the struggle, but then give yourself the ability to realize that when life is getting difficult you can look back and see some of the struggles that are no longer difficulties. I've had some journeys of my own lately, which tried my faith and has brought me closer to my savior.
As hard as it is for a young, independent couple to learn to ask for help--even from outside of your immediate family--it's never weakness, but truly a sign of someone who is strong enough to say "I can't do this alone". I also learned one other thing during my own physical struggle this year, I have always had a difficult time asking what I can do for someone. They so often say they are fine (even though they're not), but then I was so afraid of interrupting their lives or being pushy, so I always backed away. During my ordeal, I learned that there are a lot of people who are on the outside and are so glad to share in the progress, but they don't want to really get too involved. Reach out for help, ask before you feel things are getting too overwhelming, be willing to tell people what you need, and seek guidance from God as to those who are truly willing to help in your time of need. I'll be praying for both of you!! I've sent a friend request on your group page, if there is anything I can do or provide information, please let me know.
- Michelle Huston/Goodyear, AZ
Aug 24, 2012
Great seeing you yesterday!
- Jeff Madorski
Aug 11, 2012
Hello Ryan and Meagan, we are Kimmie Johnson's mom and dad and she has told us about you, the accident, and just how amazing you both are! We were compelled to let you know that you are in our thoughts and prayers every day, and we are praying for you to keep a positive attitude as you face this difficult path in your lives. It sounds like you are devoted to each other and are determined to work towards a positive outcome! That is awesome! Please know you are not alone.....God is by your side to give you hope and strength to carry on and you have many people "right beside you" in spirit sending you best wishes and positive thoughts each and every day. Stay dedicated to your course.....getting better!! Sending you love and positive thoughts! Hang tough!
- Sherri and Rick Callison, Columbus, Ohio
Jul 29, 2012
Ryan, you know how much I care about you, cause I gave you my favorite pillow. Now, get the frick better so you can give it back! :)
- Sandra Dean
Jul 29, 2012
We are with you in all ways Ryan! You are so amazing! from trauma to check out in 2 weeks! WOW!
- Rick Pinney
Jul 28, 2012
Ryan, You are in our thoughts & prayers every day. You have an amazing family and lots of support. The Lord will carry you through the days to come. God Bless you!
- Mark & Laura Perkey Phoenix, AZ
Jul 28, 2012
My son and dear friend, I am with you all the way. This is not an adventure that was planned. But you are amazing. With His strength and guidance you've accepted it with earnest and determination. I am thrilled to be your mom and to walk alongside you in this journey...Bring It On!!!
- Frankie Mae/Scottsdale, AZ
Jul 27, 2012
I love you babe! Stay strong, keep your positive attitude, and continue to trust in God! God can still work miracles through you! We are going to get through this and come out a stronger couple. xoxo