Provide respite and end-of-life care to children

$12,219 $7,781
Raised Remaining
Jan 3, 2013

Ryan House Shining Star- William


At birth, William George Leon weighed only two pounds, 14 ounces and just 14 inches long. He was born with an unknown genetic syndrome, with multiple congenital anomolies (birth defects) and was diagnosed with over eight rare medical conditions. Now 18-months-old and weighing 18 pounds, William has endured 15 hospitalizations, eight surgical procedures and has 14 core physicians following his medical care.

William is the sweetest boy, has a tiny little smile and laugh that would light up anyone’s world. His big sister, Isabell, also has special needs and medical issues including a heart defect, hearing and visual impairments, as well as overall developmental delays.  The family feels very fortunate to be able to take William to their beloved Ryan House especially when Isabell is at the hospital for another surgery. “Every night we are reminded of the gifts in our life,” mom, Crystal, said. “Among them are Isabell, William and Ryan House.”



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Ryan House

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

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Brett Stempel

Phoenix, AZ United States

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