Tuesday, November 18, 2008

A Special Thanks and A Execlusive Opportunity to Donate to the Blue Jackets Foundation on Wednesday!

Hey everyone its Ryan, i would like to put a quick post up for a few reasons. I would like to say Thank You to many people for the opportunity to go to the Columbus Blue Jackets game on the 12th. Second i would like to say that there is an excellent opportunity Wednesday the 19th to donate to my favorite foundation the Blue Jackets Foundation.

On the 12th, I got invited to the Columbus Blue Jackets vs. the Pheonix Cyotes by the Blue Jackets Foundation and the zebras care organization. the night that i had at the game was amazing. I got opportunity after opportunity throughout the night. First off i was given tickets through the Blue Jackets foundation that were donated by Doug and Lorie a very nice couple who have a love for the blue jackets like i have never seen. we got to sit in their seats that are front row of section 105. After i met up with Kate, Doug, and Lorie we went down under the stand to get to Meet the refs for the game. With the Zebra's care program in each city one child with a life threatining disease is picked to go down before the game and hang out with the on ice officials. So for columbus i was picked. A very neat experiance. After hanging out down in the refs lockerroom talking hockey and saying our good byes I got an experiance offered to me i never thought i would hear. I got to go meet Wayne Gretsky. This was histericle because i was fumbling for words the whole time Wayne was around me. So after talking to Wayne and snaping a few pictures with him it was time to make our way to our seats. The game was a exciting game and the veiw was amazing. i really enjoyed sitting with Doug, Lorie, Joe Friend, Holly, and my dad. it was a good time. As much that i had already done in the night i got another oppurtunuity to go down into the Blue Jackets lockerroom was by far the highlight of my night because i got to hang out with Manny Malhotra and Jason Chimera on a personal level and got to see all the lockerroom, fitness area, and the lounge. All the guys were awesome i really didnt wanted to bother them at all while they were streching out but i just cant say enough about the guys on the team and how they help the childhood cancer kids .

My special thanks goes out to Kate, Jason, and Manny for all you guys have done for me. I first met Manny and Jason at the hospital when they came to visit patients of J5. They both stood there and talked to me for about a half hour. Thanks again guys for taking the time and talking with me. It really has made me really feel pretty good recently.

Today Wednesday, November, 19th
Once a year The Columbus Foundation will match all online credit card donations to THE BLUE JACKETS FOUNDATION in the amount of 50 cents of every dollar up to $2,500 per individual. The Foundation is one of only 300 local non-profit organizations that are eligible for this exclusive opportunity.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION or TO DONATE! <http://www.columbusfoundation.org/give/matchday_2b.aspx>

sorry its so few and far between ill try and get on here more for you.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Chemo Week and Blue Jackets tonight

After a week of rest at home, Ryan is back at Children's for his scheduled 5-day chemo treatment. He went in Monday and should be home on Saturday. To get a great break from the hospital, he will get out for awhile today to go to tonight's Columbus Blue Jackets game. He is able to do this thanks to the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation and Zebra's Care, which is a charity of the National Hockey League Officials Association. Tyler will be going to the game as well.

~Aunt Amy

Monday, November 3, 2008

Ryan's Home

Ryan is now home!! They have identified the type of infection Ryan had and are treating it with antibiotics. He'll be on these antibiotics for 2 weeks. He is feeling better and is glad to be home. There is no chemo scheduled for this week. Let's pray that he continues to feel better each day that he is home.

Thanks for your concern and your prayers.
God Bless,
Aunt Amy