Ryan’s core group of college friends made him a ten minute birthday video. I played it for him yesterday, several times. He meet these wonderful individuals during his freshman year in the dorm and they stayed close, as a group, after moving out. Like Kari, Ryan gives everyone a chance, but only surrounds himself with people of the highest character. He cares about nothing else than the quality of the person. These are amazing people you are about to see.
Now, I know his friends — wisely — didn’t tell all the “Ryan Stories”. From what I hear (and know firsthand), Ryan seemed to do something story-worthy every day. I always laugh when they tell me things he’s done or said.
Yes, I both laughed and swallowed the tears while watching. It was tough. So damned difficult.
Ryan should be there with them as they write the final chapter in their college life.
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