With the incredible response to Friday’s post, Austin Vantrease Parole: We Must Take Sides, I decided not to put out a new one over the weekend. Even this morning it continues to draw readers. More importantly, it is still prompting people to write to the Parole Board on Ryan’s behalf.
The success of this campaign is because people shared the story across social media. Thank you all for doing this. The result was the highest single viewership day, occurring on Friday, in over a year. It was the highest read Saturday ever! Because of you, those who were forgetting were reminded. Because of you, new readers found their way here. Ryan remains relevant.
So later today I’ll call the Parole Board office to get the precise date and time of Austin Vantrease’s parole hearing. All I know now is it between August 27th and August 30th and will be held at the Huttonsville Correctional Center (a prison that houses maximum security inmates and some less serious criminals) in a remote area in West Virginia.
As for Ryan, he is feeling much better. He did have a rough night Friday. It was clear he was in pain. He just couldn’t get comfortable and his pulse was up. Overnight, Ryan normally has a pulse in the low sixties but it climbed to the low one-hundreds as the night wore on. He was miserable. It wasn’t until late in the afternoon that it finally dropped below seventy and he stopped squirming.
Yesterday (Sunday) he seemed fine and last night was good.
I see no reason not to return him to his complete therapies today with full intensity. I pulled back on these a bit over the weekend, allowing him to rest more than typical. I did everything, but at a slower and easier pace.
Will N says
Hope Ryan is feeling much better. I am hoping the Parole Board has to hire a few more people in order to keep up with the mail on Ryan’s behalf. It makes me wonder what they must be thinking about all the support Ryan has and will continue to have. Vantrease will serve his complete sentence.
My prayers continue for Ryan and his family and for justice in the upcoming days ahead.
Carla Liberty says
Love Anna’s “Dueling letter piles” comment!!!! LOLOLOLOL Good point!!!
Hope Ryan continues to feel better. As always, lifting you in prayer.
Hello Ken, I’m so glad to know that people new to Ryan’s case have now taken an interest in what happened to him. I knew Team Diviney would step up!! I hope everyone will keep spreading the word, because Ryan needs all the support and caring he can get. He is so courageous and is fighting so hard, he deserves all the help and love we can give him.
Thank God for you, Ken. If you weren’t so honest, and didn’t share with your readers what’s going on, many people would have no idea about your’s and Ryan’s day to day life. The better informed folks are, the more they know how they can help.
I am praying Team Diviney members will feel motivated to come up with new fundraisers to help cover the costs of IBRF treatments in addition to other things Ryan needs.
I hope you and Ryan have a smooth day. It’s as sticky as cotton candy outside so I don’t guess you’ll be on the patio. Know that we are always thinking about you and your family, and that your wonderful son will always be near and dear to our hearts.
Love, prayers and always, hope
Gail Doyle says
Ken , Glad Ryan is feeling better.Sorry he had a rough couple days.Happy so many are writing to parole board,he cannot be released! Tell Ryan I was asking for him and give him a big hug.Bet he feels good to be back to regular exercises. Have a peaceful day and praying for ALL
That’s wonderful! I would give anything to see a picture of the dueling letter piles “for and against” Austin being released. I can’t imagine what the “for release of Austin” letters would say. I would begin to speculate, don’t want to bring you to tears of laughter. It’s a joke to think that one would beg for his release after coming to a web site showing pictures of his and Jonathan May’s work out in a free society.
Joan Carlson via Facebook says
So glad to hear this! Hope it will continue.