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Passing a Lion On…

Passing a Lion On…

A Note to Lion Owners Part of the legacy of each lion is the fact that every single lion has belonged to someone who understands suffering in a personal way.  If you find that...

Hope’s Story – Grateful For Hope

Hope’s Story – Grateful For Hope

I didn’t plan on having my 11-year-old daughter’s birthday party the same day as I buried my baby girl, but life never turns out exactly as you planned. My life would still not be...

Jared’s Story

Jared’s Story

On a cold day in February of 1984, the busy, simple life we knew changed forever.  Our healthy, active, 22 month old son Jared went from playing to dying in a matter of hours...

Bailey’s Story – We held an angel in our arms

Bailey’s Story – We held an angel in our arms

Lion # 113 I am sure of the future. I have married my Prince Charming, we have two little boys, I am pregnant and sure it is a girl and I am on my...

Cody B’s Story – Holland has a lot to offer…if you just let it

Cody B’s Story – Holland has a lot to offer…if you just let it

Lion # 112 Cody B. was born January 13, 1999. His due date was March 21st. He weighed in at 3.5lbs. He was doing very well and then got an infection. They told us...

Drew’s Story – Drew’s Fight

Drew’s Story – Drew’s Fight

Lion # 108 Three days after our son’s 7th birthday, he came home from school limping.  Drew never complained about it.  When asked what happened he explained he got hurt on the playground.  After...

Cody’s Story: A Reason To Smile

Cody’s Story: A Reason To Smile

Lion # 107 When Cody first arrived on this earth, he was a beautiful baby boy, but his lungs had extra fluids on them, so he spent the first few days of his life...

What is a Ryan’s Lion?

What is a Ryan’s Lion?

The Ryan’s Lion Organization works by helping those who are experiencing hard times to channel whatever they are feeling into positive emotions and actions. Here are few that we felt best explained the purpose...

The Ryan’s Lion Organization teams up with the Utah Valley Healthcare Foundation

The Ryan’s Lion Organization teams up with the Utah Valley Healthcare Foundation

Recently, I was invited to donate some more lions to Utah Valley Regional Medical Center. Lori Buss, who manages parent support at the hospital has been my cheerleader and has provided lots of advice...

Joshua’s Story – A Child in Response

Joshua’s Story – A Child in Response

Lion 102 I lost my two-and-a-half year old son in a drowning accident, his name was Joshua Ryan. I wrote this poem shortly after his death: A Mother’s Grief Beautiful child so whole and...