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Please help us to surround Ryan McCune and his family with love and support as he begins his road to recovery.

As many of you know, Ryan McCune was severely injured in a car accident on the evening of April 22nd. Though the journey was a little bumpy, because of the amazing work of the EMTs who reached him first and the skilled doctors and nurses at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Ryan is now stable and even talking (and joking!) with friends and family as he begins his long road to recovery.

Whether you know him as Ri-Ra or Riz or just Ryan, you know that he is a force to be reckoned with, and in true form, Ryan continues to be a source of laughter, light and love even as he begins to fight back from his injuries. Unfortunately, these injuries were severe enough that he needed to be treated immediately in more advanced facilities than those available in the Ithaca area. Under the care of the expert health professionals in Sayre, he has made incredible progress in just these past few days. He will likely be transferred to another high-level trauma center in the next few days for a complete hip reconstruction while his other extensive internal and external injuries continue to heal. Now the realities and implications of the long hospital stay he has ahead of him have begun to set in.

The outpouring of love for Ryan has been simply incredible, and with your support and prayers, the healing process has already begun. Many people have been asking how they can help as the McCune family rallies around their favorite big-little brother. In response, this site has been developed to help the Ryan's 24-hour support team cover the immense costs of his care, most of which are still not known.

We will continue to post updates about Ryan’s progress as often as possible – please feel free to leave any thoughts, prayers or messages of support and love – we will be sure they are forwarded right to Ryan and thank you in advance!

Note: Ryan's family has also asked that if you are willing and able, please consider donating blood at your local Red Cross. Ryan was a donor himself, and after the accident, 14 units of blood saved his life - it could have been yours! Visit to find a blood drive near you and please let us know if you have or intend to donate in Ryan's honor. Thank you!

NEW address at CMC (!!!):
Ryan McCune
Cayuga Medical Center
Room 245-2
Dates Dr.
Ithaca, NY 14850
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