Friday, May 9, 2014

Three Things (Three Ways You Can Help)

This is one of the hardest posts I've ever written (actually, probably THE hardest) though I know it needs to be shared. Early this week I learned of the tragic passing of my friend Jacqui's sweet son, Ryan. I'm sure by now, many of you have heard, but for those who haven't, Ryan was hit by a truck when he ran into the street to grab his frisbee. In the blink of an eye Ryan's precious life was taken, and Dan and Jacqui's lives forever changed. My heart has been aching for this sweet family. This week's Three Things post is three ways you can help them out.

1. DONATE. Thrive Moms has set up a donation HERE. All funds raised will go to Dan and Jacqui towards funeral costs, help covering time taken off work, etc. Though no amount of money can ever replace what they've lost, I'm sure they'll take great comfort in seeing the online community come together during their tremendous time of need. There has also been a Go Fund Me account set up for them, where 100% will go straight to Dan and Jacqui.

2. Buy a Red Balloons for Ryan t-shirt. Geo Fox Apparel (a brand that Ryan could be seen in all the time) has created a limited edition shirt in remembrance of Ryan. All proceeds go to Dan and Jacqui.

3. Buy a Red Balloons for Ryan print. Again, 100% of the proceeds will go to Dan and Jacqui.

When you're on social media, please use the hashtag #redballoonsforryan and feel free to grab a picture from Jacqui's (@babyboybakery) instagram account. Their biggest fear right now is that Ryan will be forgotten. Let's all show them that we will never forget him. Even if you never had the pleasure of meeting Ryan, let's show his amazing parents that he will always be in our hearts!

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