Viewing and Funeral Arrangements

Visitation for Ryan in Nashville will be held at Ellis Funeral Home, October 22, from 1-5 PM. Serving as Ryan’s 501st Legion Stormtrooper Honor Guard will be: Jonathan Walker, David and Catherine Hodge, Adam Johnsey, Jason Till, Steven Lewis, Jonathan Wollack, and Ronnie Cupp.

Visitation in Pennsylvania will be at the Gubbiotti Funeral Home in Exeter, PA, on Tuesday, October 25 from 4-8 PM with a funeral mass Wednesday, October 26 at Saint Anthony’s of Padua Parish. Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Wyoming, PA.

The family requests memorial donations be made to The Salvation Army, the ASPCA, and the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

What Amazing Support!

When you know Ryan, you love Ryan.

But it’s still a phenomenal thing to see support and love for him pouring out of the dimensions of time.  At Dragon*Con 2011, Ryan was voted Best In Show in the Hallway Costume Contest.  How can a brilliant costumer win when he’s laying in a hospital bed, you say?  When friends who love him enough to make FlatRyan, a large photograph of him as the Tenth Doctor, then enter him in the contest and let all others who care for him cast their votes!  So a big THANKS goes out to Ryan’s Army at D*Con who travelled around with FlatRyan, badge ribbons, and Doctor/Rose ribbons!!! (Also, the viewing of CNN’s coverage of D*C will show a certain Doctor and Rose in the background.)

A surprise for everyone came from Suzanne Raether, who sold a limited edition comic teaser of her novel to support Ryan’s Recovery Fund.  So a big THANKS also goes out to Suzanne, and you can check out the article here:

There are new shirts available in the Doctor Who variety on our “Support” link, which have already been getting rave reviews (


Welcome to the Fight

Ryan is in the hospital and will need all the support that he can get for his recovery.  It’s going to take a long time, so we’re looking for the best soldiers out there to join Ryan’s Army.  So be a trooper for Troop!  Join up to become a Prayer Warrior, a Financial Fighter, or both.  All positive thoughts are welcome here.