The Joey Ryan Foundation was launched in November 2012 to honor the memory of our son, Joey Ryan and all the lives he touched. He valued his family and friends and lived his life as if each day would be his last. Joey didn’t share with people the struggles he had faced throughout his life or even what he faced on a daily basis. He didn’t want people for feel sorry for him; instead he wanted an opportunity to contribute in his own way. The greatest way we could honor Joey is to “touch others as he touched us.” Although his physical body is no longer with us, we are comforted by imagining the paradise and happiness he’s now in, without limitations.
The Ryan Family is humbled and honored to carry the torch for Joey. Joey’s siblings, Daiquiri, Hope and Jaxon, will guide the Foundation in identifying and supporting causes that Joey was passionate about and will honor his legacy.