Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Meet Ryan Bruce- the one I have asked you to pray for...

Ryan's Story from Caring Bridge: Background Story
 On Saturday, May 22, 2010, we received the heart-wrenching news that our son, Ryan Bruce, age 21, had been in a serious car crash - a head-on collision. He was just a few minutes away from home. He is in the hospital now with multiple injuries - skull fractures, rib fractures, lung damage, brain injuries, and more. This is a fun-loving, adventure seeking, brave * young man who thrives off of being connected with people. No one is a stranger to Ryan! He will be your friend for life. His heart for people is amazing. *"brave" Dictionary (dot) com gives this for a definition - "1. possessing or exhibiting courage or courageous endurance. 2. making a fine appearance"
 We are praying utmost for God's glory to be revealed through this tragedy.
We believe that God has a purpose for everything and that He is sovereign.
 Thank you for you prayers for Ryan and our family. .

before the accident...
Ryan today, with the responding officers that didn't think he had a chance to survive...
there are many more therapy sessions and possible surgeries in his future and lifelong issues Ryan and his family will have to face and live with...
but they were given the chance to live with them...
Ryan has been home a month now and has celebrated his 22nd birthday...
thank you for all your prayers...
they do matter...

Note:  I do not know Ryan or his family, but we do have a mutual friend.
His story pulled at me and I could not ignore a cry for help from his mother.
The one thing I could do was help spread the word that prayer needed to go up and go up quickly when the accident first happened.
What good is a blog if you can't make a difference with it?
So, I began posting about Ryan and his family and all the things they have gone through.
Thanks to all of you out there who have opened your hearts to him and remember him in your prayers.
Thanks JS for letting me know about the photos being posted.  It is so good to see him smiling!

7 comments:

Angela said...

Isn't that wonderful news!! God is good!

Donna said...

I will be sure to pray for Ryan and his continued recovery. He sounds like a wonderful young man!

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

So Glad to see this Update ~ What a Smile Ryan has, I am sure He is Not only Thrilled to Be Home, But ALIVE....

Irma@CosasBellas said...

Praise God for answered prayers.
Thank you for sharing this story, I have been inspired to start a personal prayer list for my
Christian family in blogland. I think I'll do it right after my morning devotional @ Proverbs 31 Woman and visiting my blog. Ryan and his family will definitely be on it.

Blessings, Irma

gail said...

Tete-thank you for sharing Ryan's story. Miracles happen every day and he is living proof. He is obviously a fighter and his strength and prayers will see him through.
My prayers go out to him and his family.
gail

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Wow what an awesome story. I will pray for Ryan! And thank you for sharing this! I am so grateful to God reading this story!
Blessings,
Debbie

milka said...

You must had a tough time Tete. Thanks for sharing the story, i will pray for him!

Blessing,
milka