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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Ryan’s Rays 1st Annual Fundraiser Dinner & Auction

OUR DEBUT FUNDRAISING EVENT WAS A GREAT SUCCESS! Thank you to everyone who was a part of our first annual Ryan's Rays Fundraiser!

 We had such a wonderful night remembering our little sunshine, Ryan. We enjoyed sharing with you Christian Horizons’ heart for embracing and celebrating the value of al ...

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Ryan’s Walker

Through the process of finding a new home for Ryan’s walker, we were reminded of the beauty and the hope that can be found when we reach out and connect to each other.   An Education in Tinkering On our first evening in Haiti, Dwayne and our new friend, Nathan Freeland (from Joni & Frien ...

We are excited to announce that we reached our goal of raising $20,000 for two Snoezelen carts for the Ron Joyce Children's Health Centre! Thank you to everyone who supported this initiative! We look forward to sharing updates on how your generosity is impacting the lives of children and youth in our greater community.

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Today is the last day to help us reach our goal of raising $20,000 for two Snoezelen carts benefiting the Ron Joyce Children's Health Centre, a site of McMaster Children's hospital.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed so far. With your help, we have reached over 80% of our goal!

To donate, visit https://ryansrays.org/projects/snoezelen-sensory-carts/ or click the link in our bio.
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With just a few days left in our fundraising campaign, we are well over half way to our goal of raising $20,000 for two Snoezelen carts for use at the Ron Joyce Children's Health Centre. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to this project so far and to everyone who has shared it!

If you are still interested in donating, you can do so until Saturday at https://ryansrays.org/projects/snoezelen-sensory-carts/ or click the link in our bio.

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“As a child who processed the world uniquely, therapy sessions were often stressful for Ryan. Being in a new environment where he had difficulty processing new sensory inputs, often led to anxiety and disengagement from his sessions.

Sensory issues are common in children who experience developmental disabilities, which is why being able to create a Snoezelen environment that works with a child's unique sensory needs can be such a valuable resource for effective therapy.

As a child who loved bright lights, Ryan's therapy sessions would have benefited from resources such as a bubble tube, fibre optic spray, and projector, which are just a few of the amazing resources included with Snoezelen carts.

For this reason, I am excited to be part of an initiative that will provide Snoezelen resources to the Ron Joyce Children's Health Centre, knowing there are so many more children like Ryan who will benefit from it.” Arlene (Ryan's mom)

To donate or learn more, please visit https://ryansrays.org/projects/snoezelen-sensory-carts/ or click the link in

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Snoezelen carts provide a range of benefits, and we are excited to have the opportunity to provide these resources to assist with therapy to children and youth at the Ron Joyce Children's Health Centre, which serves families in our local community and throughout our region.

To donate or learn more, please click the link in our bio or visit
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We are excited to announce our newest local project!

From now until Saturday, June 12th, our goal is to raise $20,000 for 2 Snoezelen (sensory) carts for the Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre, a site of McMaster Children’s Hospital.

These carts will be used within the Developmental Pediatrics and Rehabilitation Program and the Autism Spectrum Disorders Program.

Snoezelen carts provide a range of therapeutic benefits to those who have learning difficulties, developmental disabilities or sensory impairments, helping to improve visual and auditory processing, as well as fine and gross motor skills.

If you would like to donate or learn more, please visit RyansRays.org or click the link in our bio.
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