November 2014: Five Things Happening

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Again, I apologize for not being as regular in my writing. I’m really struggling emotionally… have been for a while, actually. There’s just something about the yearly anniversary of Ryan’s attack that touches me at the deepest level. It hurts… badly. Each year it feels like it digs in a little more. Still, I owe […] Online!

Hard to look at, huh?

It’s far from complete, but I did some work on bringing the website online over the weekend. This domain/URL was previously owned and operated by the Vantrease contingent. Well, that is, until I sent the family a strongly worded letter to stop their nonsense. After they shut it down, I promptly claimed it. You […]

Surgery Successful. Recovery Chaotic.

Ryan uses a Bi-PAP in recovery.

Ryan’s surgery took a bit longer than anticipated, but went smoothly. I wish I could say the same for the hours immediately following. He was struggling to breath. It was clear he was in distress. Each time he inhaled he gasped. It progressed quickly to him pulling in air entirely too labored. He would gasp, […]

Skull Surgery Today: Updates Periodically


As much as I dread this day, I’m thankful it’s here. After 3½ months, Ryan will finally get his skull plate replaced with a prosthetic later today. The original titanium-mesh plate that was placed in the summer of 2010 was removed in June because it was causing his scalp to breakdown. Following surgery, Ryan will be […]

Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire!


Ryan’s Rally LLC: Owns (Former) Vantrease Website! Many of you might remember that asinine website — — set-up, maintained, and updated by the Vantrease family/contingent. They used it to promote their propaganda blitzkrieg. It was ill-conceived and failed miserably, but now plays in our favor for one simple reason. Ryan’s Rally LLC now owns […]