I received some good news from the author (Tom George) of the Chick Magnet article submitted to the Atlanta Examiner. It is being considered to make the cut as one of the Top 25 finalists, getting it one step closer to the Grand Prize ($50,000). This is not a guarantee the article will be part of the Top 25 finalists, but at least it’s in the running. The best thing you can do is continue to click over to it and share it on social media (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, etc.) every day through January 9th. Also in the media is the Michael and Son Helping Hands television program that will premier in the Washington, D.C. metro area on Sunday at noon on NBC-4. This is New Years Day.
This first episode will feature their work to help Ryan. As described on their website, it will “tell the story of Ryan Diviney, a young man who was brutally beaten in an unprovoked attack and left in a coma. Viewers will see first hand how the Michael & Son Cares team was able to step in and make life more comfortable for both Ryan and his family.”
For those outside the viewing area, Christopher Thompson of Michael and Son just commented that it will be uploaded to Michael and Son YouTube page the following Monday.
Moving on to other projects, ground was broken yesterday in the concrete project! Looking at the photograph (on the right) you’ll see the patio will be the length of the main part of the house and extend twenty feet out. In the background is the sidewalk leading up to the driveway.
Work will resume on Tuesday, after the holiday, with some final prep grading and the concrete pour. After it sets-up the Jacuzzi will be brought on (that we hope to somehow get Ryan into at some time).
Our sincerest thanks to the two companies who are working together at doing this. Rob McLoughlin of Commercial Concrete is donating all the labor and Dave Snider of Virginia Concrete is providing the concrete.
We really do live in a great community, surrounded by people and businesses, that really care about Ryan! Thank you!
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Ken~ We are so blessed to live in an area where our community (individuals and companies) takes care of each other. The kindness and giving shared with Ryan brings warmth to my heart. All it takes is one hearing of your story, one visit with your family, and people want to help. I am a firm believer in what goes around comes around, you and yours have obviously been tremendously giving in your own lives, and people want to give back. Happy New Year’s, may this year bring love, giving, friendship and hope to all of Team Diviney~ XXOO Jen
And, dear Kenneth, please don’t forget to wipe the mud off your feet. Remember the Nutcracker! Hmmm, maybe just leave muddy shoes outdoors, now that I think about it! 🙂
Great news. My prayers continue for Ryan and his family.
Gail Doyle says
Ken, Thankfully there are good,kind,caring people who are willing to donate their time and energy to help ease things for Ryan and your family.They will never be forgotten by those of us who love and care so deeply for Ryan. Patio
looks good and walkway will help you so much ..Give our best to all these terrific people and will be watching Michael and Son You Tube Monday.. and thank you Tom George .We will all make it happen Beautiful article !!! love gail
People and Companies that Care — that’s the ticket. I am sending this one out to other companies that may want to offer a helping hand as well. Ryan’s Story has rocked our world!