Red Balloons for Ryan- Pt. 2

Today, I participated in #RedBalloonsforRyan, and words cannot explain how happy it made me. For the first time since Ryan has passed, his mother posted on her Instagram yesterday saying how thankful she was for all the people who have showed her and her husband love. So today, sending red balloons into the sky made me feel like I was part of the healing process of Ryan’s parents. It blows my mind how you could fall in love and be touched by someone you never even knew; to fall in love with a little boy through pictures is unreal, so I could only imagine how loved he was by the people who did know him. My deepest condolences go out to those who were close to Ryan, especially his parents, and I’d like to give a very special Happy Mother’s Day to Jacqui. You are a strong women, and I am sure your son loved you more than you could ever imagine. But, now you have an angel looking over you, and even though his life was cut short, I’m sure he enjoyed ever minute of it with you and appreciated all the love you gave him. Rest in peace Ryan Cruz Saldana – 5.2.14

Red Balloons for Ryan

I’d like to take a moment and dedicate this post to a story I read over the internet today. I’d like to not post about myself, or the images I’ve taken, or experiences I’ve encountered; But to share my prayers and share images of Ryan who was hit by a car and sent to heaven. I’m sure I speak for all of us out there when I say we are heartbroken to hear that such an adorable 3 year old was taken from his parents too soon.

(All photos are taken from Ryan’s mother’s instagram: @babyboybakery)

We are all so sorry to hear about their lose. With Mother’s Day being right around the corner, I could not image what Jacqui is feeling; to have her pride and joy taken from her so soon. No parent should have to go through this. Tomorrow is never promised, cherish the ones you love, and don’t take a minute for granted. Ryan will be missed- from just hearing the story and the images seen on the internet, Ryan has touched many hearts and is loved by people everywhere. Their family asks that we join them in remembering Ryan by reposting photos of Ryan and sharing them on your social networks. Hashtag #RedBalloonsForRyan and send words of encouragement to Ryan’s parents, for now is the time when they need all of the support and love they could have ever imagined. Let us pray and share the memories by photo… of Ryan Cruz Saldana. Rest in peace, Ryan – 5.2.2014

For more details of the story and of Ryan and his family, see