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Help Make Life a Little Easier for Our Families

We need your help! Now through July 15, we are running a Gas Gift Card Drive! The parents and loved ones of our Ryan House kids are so busy this summer being full-time caregivers, driving to various doctors’ appointments, and visiting Ryan House. Our Gas Gift Card Drive is one small way that we can all make life a little bit easier for them. We are going to distribute these gift cards at our upcoming Christmas in July family event later...
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The Boxed Up Project Helps Kids Unpack Their Grief

Boxed Up Project creates grief toolboxes to help kids and teens process and express their feelings of loneliness, sadness, and the myriad of emotions that occur when dealing with grief and loss.  Each box contains carefully selected items such as books, comfort cards, a journal, art supplies, a photo album, a stuffed animal, fun activities, and a kid-friendly instructional guide to help them focus on positive feelings and unpack their grief.  Boxed Up Project worked with accredited grief experts to...
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Before and After With BOMA – We are Incredibly Grateful for Their Organization Skills!

A HUGE thank you to BOMA Greater Phoenix for recently installing additional shelving and organizing the many supplies in our backyard storage unit! This project not only allowed us to create more usable storage space outside but also to move items from inside the house into the storage unit and create more space to better serve our kids. While they were here, they also sanitized the playground equipment and outdoor toys. We are so grateful for their hard work!
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Staff Spotlight: Angie Cranford, Administrative Assistant

What do superpowers, The Beatles, and crafting have to do with our new Administrative Assistant, Angie Cranford? They’re all things that she mentions in this month’s Staff Spotlight. Read on to learn just a little more about her.    What is one unique thing people don’t know about you – like a hobby, a former profession, a place you’ve visited? I love crafting. I have taught myself to sew and knit. In the winter of 2019, I purchased a Cricut,...
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Meet the Farinella Family

Donate Online What if you had to choose quality of life over more medical treatments and time together – not just once, but twice – for two of your four children? This is the heartbreaking reality for Ryan House parents, Carrie and Nick Farinella. As a family, they’ve had to navigate numerous types of cancer, a move across the state to be closer to medical facilities, and end-of-life care. The Farinella’s story began as many young families’ stories do –...
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