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2023 – A Year in Review

Dear friends of Ryan's Rays, As the year comes to a close, we at Ryan's Rays want to take a moment to reflect on the incredible impact we've made together this past year. Your generosity and commitment to our mission have brought hope, joy, and life-changing opportunities to countless children a ...

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2022 – A Year in Review

Dear supporters of Ryan's Rays, In a recent interview with Nick Vujicic, an inspirational speaker born with no arms or legs, he discussed the appropriate response to unanswered prayer. Nick said one thing in particular that helped me put Ryan's loss in perspective with the enormous global i ...

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2021 – A Year in Review

Dear supporters of Ryan's Rays, What a year it has been. A few short weeks ago, I intended to write this update from a family trip to sunny California. Once again, Covid has played havoc on our plans, and likely not for the last time. Ryan's Rays has gone another year without a gala, and it's al ...


Ryan’s Rays 2019 Gala Dinner & Auction

What a night! We are overwhelmed with gratitude to the hundreds of guests that came out to our 3rd annual gala. Thanks to your support, we raised over $60,000 for our work of supporting inclusive education and recreation for children and youth living with disabilities here in Canada and around the ...


Joy and Pain, Sunshine and Rain

In February 2019, a number of us had the privilege of traveling to Ethiopia to see first hand the impact your generosity is having on the children, families, schools, and communities. As I prepared to write this, I poured over the photos and videos we accumulated during our trip, which was quite ex ...


Ryan’s Rays 2018 Gala Dinner & Auction

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HELPED MAKE OUR 2018 GALA A SUCCESS! Words cannot express our gratitude to everyone who came out for our 2nd annual Gala dinner and auction, as well as the over 200 businesses and individuals that contributed to our silent & live auction. As a result of your generousity ...

Horizons Academy

Our Visit to Ethiopia

Ryan’s Rays is thankful to all our donors who gave so generously this past year.With your help, Ryan’s Rays was able to further Inclusive Education in Ethiopia this year through our partnership with Christian Horizons by:   building a 2nd Child Development Unit at Horizons Academy for children livi ...

MacKids Walk 2017

2017 MacKids Walk and Wheels for Miracles

On Saturday, June 3, 2017, "Team Ryan" participated in the 6th annual MacKids Walk and Wheel for Miracles. It has been an honour to be a part of this event since it began - 4 years walking with Ryan and now our second year walking in his memory. As always, MacKids did a fabulous job of organizing ...

Wishing you a Merry Christmas from all of us at Ryan’s Rays. May your day be filled with joy, love, and cherished moments with your loved ones. 🎄✨ ...

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As 2023 comes to a close, we want to take a moment to reflect on the incredible impact we've made together this past year. To learn more, check out our 2023 Year-End Update: https://ryansrays.org/2023-a-year-in-review/ ...

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Today, on Giving Tuesday, we join charities, companies, and individuals around the world to harness the generosity of people to transform their communities and the world.

This Giving Tuesday, your donation to Ryan’s Rays will help build an inclusive playground at Hope of Life International in Guatemala. This playground will provide an accessible and inviting space that benefits users of all abilities to create a welcoming and inclusive play experience.

For more information on our latest project or to donate, please visit RyansRays.org/give .


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Happy World Down Syndrome Day! Today, we celebrate the unique abilities and contributions of people with Down syndrome, and we promote their inclusion and empowerment in all aspects of life. At Ryan’s Rays, we believe that inclusive education is key to achieving this goal, and we’re proud to support the inclusive preschool at Hope of Life International in Guatemala.

Meet Genesis, one of the newest students at the preschool. Genesis has Down syndrome, but that doesn’t define her. She’s a smart, curious, and loving girl who deserves the same opportunities as any other child. Thanks to the inclusive preschool, Genesis can learn, play, and grow alongside her peers, with the support of trained teachers and therapists.

We’re honored to be part of Genesis’s journey, and we’re grateful to our donors and partners who make this possible. We know that inclusive education is not only a moral imperative, but also a smart investment in the future of our society. When we include and value all children, we unleash their potential and create a more diverse, innovative, and compassionate world.

Today, let’s celebrate Genesis and all individuals with Down syndrome, and let’s continue to work towards a more inclusive and equitable world.

#WorldDownSyndromeDay #InclusiveEducation #DownSyndromeAwareness #HopeOfLifeInternational #DiversityMatters #Inspiration #EducationForAll

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As 2022 comes to an end, it is with joy and gratitude that we look back at the last year and all that Ryan's Rays has accomplished thanks to our generous donors. To learn more, check out our 2022 Year in Review. https://ryansrays.org/2022-a-year-in-review/ ...

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