Please Help Ryan

For: Ryan Guerra
Organizer: The Guerra Family
of $55,000 goal.
Raised by 385 donors
61% Complete
This fundraiser is closed. Thank you for your support!

The Story

Ryan is a 20 year old, Colorado College student. On March 7th, 2014, he suffered a severe traumatic brain injury. After two weeks in the ICU he was moved to Select Acute Care Hospital, where he currently resides. Every week he shows us beautiful signs of recovery by following commands, giving kisses, and speaking some words. But recovery is slow, difficult, and uncertain. His family needs financial support in order to keep giving him the help he needs.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on April 16, 2015 by The Guerra Family
Hello Everyone,

It's been a while since our last update.  Ryan is making steady progress!!  He is currently on a theraputic break and is working hard at home.  Ryan goes to the local gym (Asana) once or twice a week to climb and really loves it.  He has gained a lot of his strength back.  

Although he is still unable to walk without assistance, his balance and stamina are improving.  He is still unable to speak but he is making progress in that area as well.    Ryan is now using his vocalchords to make sounds (a huge improvement) and is learning to form simple words

The weather here is improving and Ryan is stoked to spend more time outside!  

It was our hope to bring Ryan to Colorado Springs to attend his class' graduation next month. Unfortunately, that is looking less likely.  However, Ryan's brother, Erik will be in attendance!

This has been quite the past 13 months to say the least!!!  We thank you all again for your support of Ryan and our Family.  Your contibrutins continue to help with Ryan's expenses.  Thank you to those that have recently contributed and to those that have made the trip to Boise to visit Ryan!!  

It looks like this page will go "inactive" in 15 days.  Anyone wanting an update or to make a donation post April 31, can contact Marty (Ryan's Father) at

Have a great Spring, everone!!

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

The Guerra's 

Posted on February 6, 2015 by The Guerra Family
Hello Everyone,

Things continue to progress. Ryan is making slow and steady steps forward.  It is great to see him fight back!  More and More of his personality is shinning through and his sense of humor is showing!

We still have a long way to go, but we as w continue to see Ryan improving, we remainvery hopeful and encouraged.

Thank you all for your thoughts , notes and support!!

The Guerra's

Posted on January 15, 2015 by The Guerra Family
Just a quick update

Ryan is doing very well!!  He is talking more and is getting stronger in many areas incuding walking, swallowing, etc.  He is now up to 99 lbs and is working hard!!

We are hoping to visit CS in may to attend Ryan's class graduation.  Ryan is highly motivated to accomplish that goal.

Thank you all!!!

The Guerra's

Posted on December 31, 2014 by The Guerra Family
Hello Everyone,

As this year comes to a close, we want to wish everyone a happy new year and a great 2015!!

Although this year (2014), has been the most difficult year in our family's history, we have emerged closer and stronger. 

You ALL played a huge role in our strength.  Your time, Your meals, Your kindness, thoughtful words, Your positive thoughts, contributions to Ryan's fund and most importantly, your unwavering love of our Sons, Ryan and his Brother, Erik.

You were the net to catch us during our most difficult time!!  We are forever greatful to you!

Ryan is doing great!! He's gained much needed weight, is talking more and is kicking ass with his therapies.  He is working hard and getting it done!

Ryan would like to come to Colorado Springs in May to see his classmates graduate.  He is working hard toward that goal and we will do every we can to make it happen!!  Stay tuned!

The Guerra's

Posted on December 24, 2014 by The Guerra Family
Happy Holidays to everyone!

Ryan was discharged from the hospital today!! He is doing much better and is in good spirits.

You are in our thoughts,

The Guerra's

Posted on December 18, 2014 by The Guerra Family

The family wanted to let you know that Ryan will be discharged from the St. Lukes Neuro Rehab hospital on Tuesday Dec. 23rd.  Ryan continues to make progress, gaining weight and getting stronger.  His kidney fucntion is back to normal and the pneumonia has cleared up.  All good news!  Ryan's father's surgery on the 15th went very well and he is recovong quietly at home.

For those able to visit Ryan the Family wants to extend a heartfelt THANK YOU!!  It really lifts Ryan's spitits and really means a lot!!

Take care and again, thank you for your continued support!

The Guerra Family

Posted on December 10, 2014 by The Guerra Family
Just a quick update,

Ryan remains at St. Lukes Neuro Rehabilitation Hospital and continues to make progress!!  He will be there for at least another week.  The family thanks everyone for their past and recent donations.  It is very helpful given these new hopitalization expenses!

The family has a request for anyone in the Boise are.  Ryan says he's getting bored (and who could blame him?). So if you have a little spare time and can visit him he would really appreciate it!!  

Thank you all!!

The Guerra Family

Posted on December 2, 2014 by The Guerra Family
Hello Everyone,

Ryan will be discharged from the Hospital to St. Lukes (formally Elks) Rehab hospital. We are not sure how long he'll be there but this is good news!  Ryan is sontinuing to improve and is in good spirits.  

Erik is busy with finals and looking forward to his winter break from school. Marty continues caring for his Father and will be having back surgery (again) on Dec. 15th. This will hopefully take care of the chronic pain he has been in for quite a while!  He needs to get back to work and life.  Vicky continues to manage Ryan's care and work.

Many thanks to those that were able visit during the holiday weekend!! It was great to see you and Ryan enjoyed your company. For those far away, we very much appreciate your thoughts and continued support!

The Guerra's

Posted on November 29, 2014 by The Guerra Family
We hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

Great news!!  Ryan is making an awesome recovery.  He is alert, talking, joking, etc.  

Ryan did have to have a PEG tube inserted to assist him with nutrition.  Other than that he is back on track.  

Thank you to everyone that sent their wishes for Ryan's rocovery!!

The Guerra's

Posted on November 25, 2014 by The Guerra Family
Hello Everyone,

We apologize for the time lapse since our last update.  Things have been up and down. Marty's Father has Alzeihmer's disease and after the passing of his mother, free time has been scarce. 

Ryan had been making steady progress with therapy. However, over the past couple of weeks he had been losing weight and just not thriving.  Today, Ryan was admitted into St. Lukes Hospital here in Boise. He is battling pneumonia and renal failure.  He is currently listed in "serious "condition and will be there until at least through the end of the week.

During this holiday time, we are reminded of the many people who supported Ryan and our familiy this year.  We could not have made it through with out you all.  We hope you will have a wonderful Thanksgiving spending time enjoying your loved-ones and friends.  You will be with us in spirit as we gather this Thursday!

Thank you for your contued support!

The Guerra's

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