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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...

KEBBE’s Story – The Most Courageous Thing I Ever Did Was Hide

KEBBE’s Story – The Most Courageous Thing I Ever Did Was Hide

Lion # 105 : KEBBE I left my husband in 1999. I hid in a motel with my three kids after telling him I was leaving, and my parents drove through the night to...

Sam’s Story – Don’t Quit

Sam’s Story – Don’t Quit

Lion # 104 (Humphery) Lion # 106 (Sam) We knew Sam was a fighter long before he was born.  We had many complications during his pregnancy – ones that could be life threatening to...

Jessica’s Story – Pray 4 Jessica

Jessica’s Story – Pray 4 Jessica

I am a mother of five children. We lost our first son when he was two-and-a-half in a drowning accident. Jessica is our middle daughter. At the age of 21 she was in a...

Devin’s Story – The Boy With a Broken Heart

Devin’s Story – The Boy With a Broken Heart

Lion # 100 A tiny baby boy by the name of Ryan was born several weeks early. Because of this, he had to travel to a big hospital where special doctors could fix his...

Elle’s Story – Lion 110

Elle’s Story – Lion 110

       Lion # 110 On Wednesday, August 30, 2006, our lives changed forever with the tragic loss of our beautiful 15-month-old daughter, Elle. I was hustling off to the kids’ soccer practice,...