Ryan's life began on December 15th, 2000 along with his twin brother Matthew. They were the miracle babies who came to this world to provide endless joy to us, after John overcame his battle with cancer.
Ryan rushed to come to this world one minute before his brother Matthew. Their bond was special from day one.
Ryan had a smile that radiated every room he entered; his signature laugh was contagious; his walk and footsteps commanded attention. He always knew how to charm and flirt at a young age with his unlimited expressions and soft, sweet voice. He was bold and knew what he wanted from the colors of bowls, shoes, music and food he chose.
Ryan was a happy-go-lucky boy, full of character that was brought into this world to entertain everyone he met. In such a short time, he did just that. Ryan may be a small person physically, but he had such a zest of life and was bigger than anything a parent could ask for. Ryan was the leader while his brother, Matthew was his biggest fan. Ryan loved the Wiggles, trains, dancing, elephants and merry go round.
Ryan would scrunch his face when told to smile for photos. He would fake his sleep with his eyes barely shut and he would do a fake snore. He would go out with one blue shoe and one green shoe, his favorite colors. He would make his mom play his favorite Wiggles' song "toot toot chugga chugga big red car" continuously in the car.
Ryan fell asleep on the evening of July 7, 2003 and never woke up. He was just two and half years old.
As Ryan's parents and parents of twins, in the short time we spent together with Ryan & Matthew, we must have laughed more than we have laughed in all our years of life. Ryan & Matthew will continue to be our guiding light through this new journey.
John and Michele