Wednesday, January 9, 2013

i've got an idea cancer...

First things first... we are blown away by the outreach of love, support, prayers and good vibes by all of you.  There is no way we could thank you enough for the strength and energy that is coming our way.  In many ways, you all have changed the way we look at this world and have already given Ryan a huge head start in this war.  With family flying in from Indy and Los Angeles, we have spent the last couple days as a unit, compiling all of our research and mapping out treatment options.  We hope to finalize Ryan's treatment plan within the week and make our way to the front lines.  Ryan could not have a bigger group of badasses helping him make the decision of his life.

Several Atlanta restaurants (Muss & Turner's, Local Three, Empire State South and Five & Ten) to name a few have added a line to the bottom of their guest checks, calling it "Round Up for Ryan".  They are allowing patrons to round up their bill to help us fight this fight.

In addition, there will be a fundraiser on January 27th with live music featuring Yacht Rock Revue and huge participation from some amazing Atlanta Restaurants (Abattoir, Floataway Cafe, Bacchanalia, Muss & Turner's / Local Three, 4th & Swift, Brick Store Pub / Leon's Full Service, Rathbun's, Taco Mac, Canoe, STG / Bocado, Miller Union, No. 246 / The Optimist, Double Zero Napoletana / The Iberian Pig, Restaurant Eugene / Holeman & Finch, Rosebud, Southbound, Noni's, Empire State South, Cakes & Ale, Greg Hardesty with Recess in Indy, Six Feet Under, Octane, Honeysuckle Gelato, Fox Brothers BBQ / The Big Tex) just to name a few!  Holy Shit!  WTF!?  As if this wasn't enough, there will also be a live auction during the event with some unreal lots.  To see details and buy tickets, just click here!

To follow Ryan's progress and to stay in touch, our dear and gracious friends have put together a home base at Please reach out as often as you would like to say hello.  You can view pictures and videos, obtain event information, receive medical updates, offer donations and review contact information.  You can also post comments and well wishes for Ryan wherever you find the "leave comment" icon.

We will be back in touch soon with more updates and progress.  Again, no words can express how much we appreciate the support and help from all of you.