I really don’t know how to tell everyone how much I appreciate the support you are giving Ryan (and my family). I really don’t. Just as it is impossible for me to fully convey the challenges faced each day, likewise it is impossible to let you know just how much I sincerely appreciate your loyalty.
With you, Ryan is in the best possible position, given the depth of his injury. I know I have said that before, but it bears repeating. There is clearly no way he could have achieved the many goals for him. Thank you. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.I think about you all the time. Every time I give him a pill you bought. Every time I eat a meal you cooked. Every time I use the vast assortment of therapy equipment delivered to my front door. Every time I examine him with the medical supplies and equipment purchased. When I sterilize his equipment. Launder his clothes. Pour his juice. Splint his hands. Lay him in cozy bed. Put him in his more comfortable wheelchair. I even think of you when I smear cream on his butt. You are ALWAYS in my thoughts. It really is much of what I cling to each day to see me through.
Your comments on this website inspire me. You believe in Ryan. You believe in me. So you know, many times you believe FOR me. This in one in hundreds of ways you help. I somehow believe I could endure in any circumstance, but having you there makes it so much easier. Did I tell you how much I appreciate it? Thank you!
Sometimes I close my eyes and wish this damned world would just go away. A few minutes of some mother-effing peace is all I’m asking. A brief period where I can step outside the pain… pain that is both physical and emotional. May I just be granted the luxury of not thinking? Or better yet, thinking about fun things … like vacations, baseball games, and a hopeful future? Do my dreams really need to be this tormented? Hey, how about some real sleep for a change, huh? Oh, and how about waking up without the reality of this life slapping me like I’m its bitch?
And yet, you lift me up through this constant anguish. I cling to the knowledge that you have my back.
I don’t know what I’d do without you.
Congrats on the new milestone!!!
The Kline Family says
Dear Ken and family,
The Kline family (Potomac Falls) has been following Ryan’s story from the first time it hit the local papers in November 2009. You hear of violent stories like this and never think it would happen to someone you know. Even though we’ve never formally met, we have crossed paths on many occasions during the high school baseball season. The Broad Run / Potomac Falls games were always the highlights of the season. I, like the 600,000 others, will continue to follow Ryan’s journey through your writings. I can’t imagine what it’s like to be in your shoes and in those of Sue and Kari. You are truly an amazing family.
Ken, We all do those little things because we love and adore your family. We will always have you back, always! Love, Jen
Brought tears to my eyes.
Without our computer for a few days, but always thinking how Ryan was doing! Glad to catchup and see no major problems arose. It’s great you think of us when you care for Ryan, but which one of us is thought of when you “smear cream on his butt”? Are you calling some of us as..holes? Just kidding, haha
Jill in Morgantown says
I haven’t posted in awhile, but still check on Ryan and pray for Ryan and your family every day. I wish there was something we could do to take your pain away. Still here and praying in Morgantown
KERI DEZELL says
My heart is full of gratitude. I thank GOD for gifting me the the Diviney Family. I thank YOU for continuing to share yourself and your story with me. It is my honor to stand alongside you, your beautiful son Ryan and your family. I consider it a privilege to hold each of you up in prayer, in faith and with love- and YES!!! I do believe with all my heart in RYAN’s healing, in YOU and in GOD. I will continue to do so, always, forever and until.
It is my strong belief that GOD has brought YOU to us and US to you. That without our knowing it, we were brought together purposely and in unity, over Ryan. That all accompanying you on this journey has something to GIVE and something to RECEIVE. That through your son, we (your supporters) are being provided more gifts than we may be worthy of receiving.
My son Frankie is 9 years old and is battling a form of cancer. He’s been in treatment since May of 2010. This is an agonizing journey of a different nature. I ONLY share this with you so that you know where I’m coming from. I want you to know how much you have touched me.
Thank you so very much, for providing me with numerous examples of how to persevere even when your heart is broken.
Thank YOU for standing tall and for facing your fears, even when overcome with deep emotion.
Thank YOU for showing me what it means to be a devoted and selfless parent.
Thank YOU for showing me how to remain committed to your spouse, your family and your son, even under such distress.
Thank YOU for showing me how to graciously accept help when it’s offered.
Thank YOU for finding the humor amid the chaos.
Thank YOU for allowing me to be part of your journey.
I wish with all my heart that I could take away your pain and make your son well; however, it is my belief that there is a greater story bigger than you, bigger than Ryan and bigger than us, playing itself out right now.
It remains my hope, my wish and my prayer that Ryan and your family receive back TENFOLD the intangible amount of gifts that we have received at the hands of your unforgiving heartache.
I will continue to believe that your precious son Ryan will be whole and as a result, your hearts full…full of love and unequivocal peace. Peace, that you so deserve.
In love and in prayer,
Keri, My Frankie, and Family
Carla Liberty says
You have eloquently sewn together the fabric of what many of us have been trying to say all along…. I’m sure this could be an “aha moment” for many who visit this blog. It IS bigger than all of us and only God knows why. Like you, I have faith that God is healing Ryan. And like you, I will never stop believing in him.
Knowing that God has surrounded Ryan and the Diviney family with a medical team that is second to none, knowing that the community stands behind this family with an unmatched level of love and support, knowing that each day Ken works so lovingly to keep Ryan’s body ready for that precious day when his mind catches up…. that’s God’s will.
SHSP Ken, Sue, Kari and Ryan. NGA! And Keri, I am saying special prayers for your sweet Frankie.
The Colangelis says
We are praying for Ryan and you. As I’ve said before, Ryan has a chance because of his parents. You guys are amazing! God bless you.
With you guys always…cheering for Ryan with each bit of progress. We are going to beat this. Praying continually. We’re hanging in there with you guys for the long haul. Count on it!
Your amazing family is ALWAYS in our thoughts too, so let’s call it even 🙂 And when Ryan wakes up, you’ll know without a doubt that all your hard work and pain were a worthy calling. We’ll keep believing and praying you through this journey <3
When Ryan wakes up, all your work will change the way the medical profession care for people in a coma. Your work is critical for Ryan but thousands of others will benifit from it too. Believe there is a reason for all this sorrow and that a great good is going to come from it. Till that day know that you touch many people and bring out the best in them,your blog is filled with love from your family and your friends. God bless you all
Hey Mr. Diviney,
I and this community appreciate your resilient efforts in the upkeep of this blog. The day to day strain of typing and uploading this blog has not gone unnoticed. It has stretched to the many lengths of the internet and has accomplished exactly what I believe is the most important mission of this blog, keeping Ryan relevant.
Katie I. says
I don’t know you or your amazing family personally but I read about your trials and tribulations every day. I follow your stories, your ups and downs and achievements and setbacks. I can’t tell you how often I cry for your pain. What you have been going through is just unimaginable and I wish I was in a position to make a difference for you and your family. I aspire to be able to help in some way. Just know that your family is thought of often. What you do is amazing and you are some incredible people.
John Maletta says
We Got This, buddy!
Katie S. says
This is my first comment, but I always check in every day. I never knew your family, but we are from the same community and I just wanted to convey to you that your strength & dedication is inspiring. I pray for you, your family, and your son every day– miracles do happen and I know one’s just coming y’all’s way!
Teresa Mitchell says
Still here, always here, forever. xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxxoxoxoxo
Natalie Polzin says
We are still here with you guys. Ryan is amazing, always fighting to stay with us and fighting to heal.
Ken, we’re here with you through the good times & the bad, the sun & the rain, the day & the night, the good jokes & bad ones, the scrubs with sleeves & those without. Get the picture? We all care and we just want to lighten your burden and your heart just a little. Even when we don’t post every day, we do read the blog, we think about you and we pray for you. Be patient … you’re ‘smack-dab’ in the middle of a miracle waiting to happen. SHSP, NGA! Special hugs to Ryan (and take one for yourself too).
Kathryn Beggs Howlett says
I’m with Jo!!! SHSP!
Bryan Tiplady says
We’re dug in for the long haul as well…….not going anywhere………
Whatever you, Sue, Kari or Ryan need, we’re here.
Jo Hobbs says
Dang, Ken, can’t see the keyboard–again! SHSP until later this morning.
I check in on Ryan every morning. Always in my prayers.
We love you and your family Ken!!!!! It is never a burden to be there for you guys, it is a privilege!! If you need help getting something done, all the members of Team Diviney will do everything in their power to get it done.
Sending prayers, hope, belief in the miracle of healing and in the extraordinary power of Love!!
Sandy Martin says
Praying for you always!!
Your family is amazing!
Ken and family,
I live in Colorado and only became aware of your family’s situation because of the piece that I saw on televisioin some time ago.
I visit Ryan’s sight on a daily basis and look forward to reading the updates as well as all of the love, prayers and strength that are continually sent your way.
Through prayer and hard work, anything is possible…and that is a TON of that going on! 🙂
We will always be here, always praying…
Much love to you and your family,
There is never a day when you aren’t in my thoughts several times throughout the day. In many ways you give me strength – when something isn’t going well, I think how much you endure each day, each hour and each minute. I’ve said it before: You will never walk alone. I hope that the results you’re receiving today give you the uplift that you need. Ryan is getting better and it’s because of your dedication and the love and support that you’re entire family has shown. You are loved and admired. Keep your chin up!! What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.
I needed a little retail therapy – UPS coming your way next week with a couple of more items for Ryan. I wouldn’t do this if I didn’t know how much it’s appreciated. It’s truly our pleasure to help~~
Gail Doyle says
Ken ,We will always be here for you all and RYAN and somehow you will get through this and have Ryan healed.600,000 views wow. So very many people care deeply. Stay strong We,re here for you Love gail