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Kathleen Marie Manion-Rylance, suffered a massive stroke on the evening of our seventh anniversary, 12.28.09. She has been left paralyzed from the neck down on the left side, cannot control bladder functions and is having a hard time seeing!

Kathleen Marie Manion-Rylance, suffered a massive stroke on the evening of our seventh anniversary, 12.28.09. She has been left paralyzed from the neck down on her left side, she cannot control bladder functions and is having a hard time with her vision!

I, first met Kathleen six days after my boss WAYLON Jennings died. It was the evening of February 19, 2002 at The Fillmore in San Francisco.  Willie Nelson and Norah Jones were booked for four nights. Kathleen was standing in the rain in front of the venue and did not have a ticket to the sold-out show. I ended up speaking with her and giving her a pass to the show from my good friend Poodie Locke (RIP).

We went to all the shows and then travelled to Nashville in late March to be at WAYLON's Memorial at The Ryman Auditorium 3.23.02. On the flight home we set a date to get married of 8.3.02 in Las Vegas while I was on tour with Marc Anthony and about to do the Rolling Stones 40 Licks Tour.  We remarried at the family's request for them and friends on 12.28.09 in Gambier , Ohio at Kenyon College. Waymore Blues Band (WAYLON"S) came and played for us too!

Kathleen is a very strong woman. If you know her you will know that she is a very loyal and true friend, independent, smart, cute, funny and one hell of a tough spirit.

Kathleen needs your help:

Kathleen was on Healthspring and they capped her rehab treatment saying that she was not going to get any better. Not true since that moment she has had several breakthroghs and success with treatment. We have dropped Healthspring and gone back to Medicare, but this has left some large gaps in coverage and care afor Kathleen! She needs up to five hours a day of therapy.

I am Kathleen's husband, Ross I am a REALTOR for Keller Williams Realty in Franklin TN working in a very soft market for new agents (4 years). My real estate income last year was zero. Combined with no income yet this year we are struggling to keep ahead. We have had to sell our home to raise some money to pay the mounting bills and expenses. We close on May 31, 2010.  We have cut our expenses to almost nothing but we still have some debt that we carried through last year while I was unable to close any deals.
I am now unable to work as I am Kathleen's full time care giver at home.

We have NO idea what it will take to get Kathleen totally rehabbed but we are out over $12,000.00 dollars so far in out of pocket expenses. We have taken this money from our savings which are almost gone.

I have started this fundraising site to try to offset the expenses that we have incurred. Kathleen and I have been huge supporters of Charity over the years and now need help from family, friends and strangers to make it!

The money will be used to pay for past medical expenses and future treatment and living expenses during treatment. All of your donations are deeply appreciated, anything that you can donate will be used.

GO TEAM RYLANCE. If you have any questions, suggestions or just need to talk with someone from the family. Please call me at 615.513.2012 Cell #, or email me at Ross@RossRylance.com.

THANK YOU,

Ross Rylance on behalf of KATHLEEN MANION-RYLANCE 

Please have a blessed day,

Thank you for taking the time to understand our situation.

 Ross Rylance

 

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