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For those of you know my sponsor and very good friend,Ryan,the owner of KORE BIKE in Tempe, had some bad sh!t he is goin through.
If you know Ryan,you he's just a nice,soft spoken kind of guy.Really easy to get along with.Well if you've known Ryan ,you've known his wife Sarah .
Sarah and Ryan have been separated for a bit and were working on the divorce.They were both still getting along well enough while proceeding.
Sarah has had a brain tumor that was operated on and dealing with the side effects of that for the last couple years.I dont what the triggers were for her,but last night she took her own life.
I don't know if I should be writing all this or not,but Ryan has been one of the very few people in my life that I could call a real friend.I guess Im putting this all out there cuz,he's been having a lot of sh!t happen in his life in the last few years,that someone like him dosen't deserve.If it'd happen to me,I'd be alot angier type of person than Ryan would ever let on.
Its stupid, but I just really hope this is the turning point for him and his life can move on in a more positive direction from here on out.
He was really in the middle of sacrificing things in his life in order to make his shop better and to move up another step I thought that was pretty awesome.
I don't know if you need to drop in,call, or do nothing.I just feel that Ryan has always been there for the MTB/BMX and Fixie community and I just hope we can be there for him. Thanks,Larry Greene
 

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Terrible news. Ryan is one helluva good dude. I'd met his wife a few times in previous years, but didn't really know her. Did they have children?
 

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WHAT!!!??? Oh my god, this is just crushing me....Speechless:(
 

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Oh no!...so sorry to hear...So sad to hear of this passing of a loved one. Under those circumstances, it is even more difficult because of the unanswered questions and the unknown of what she was going through mentally/internally for her to feel she must go this direction. :'(

My condolences to Ryan and Sarah's loved ones...and to Sarah.
 

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No, but she has 2 grown kids and a grandchild.----I just talked to Ryan a couple hours ago.Apparently she is on a ventilator,she was an organ donor,so they are keeping her alive for a bit so they can do that, and they can get her kids up there to see her.lBut,she has no chance whatsoever.I hope the people that get the organs make the most of their lives.It's absolutely so consolation but it's something.
 

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this really brings me down. Ryan is such an awesome dude, i can't imagine what he's going through. my condolences go out to him and the family.
 

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I know not everyone is on Facebook, so I am posting Ryan's update here.

"To all of my friends and saras friends . I don't know how else to say this . Sara comitted suicide last night at about 8 pm . I am in complete shock and I feel like this is not real . Thank you to all my friends . I love you all and I know you all loved sara . If anyone needs to call me my cell number is 480290xxxx thank you for all of your support ."
 

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Hi everyone.

I just left Ryan, Danielle and Damian @ the hospital.

They are doing as well as anyone can expect. They have a great support system helping them all out right now.

Positive vibes out to all of them and everyone affected by this tragedy.
 

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So Sorry..........
Is there anything we can do to help?
Dan
 

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Ryan is the most honest and caring guys that I've met.
When he was building my bike and my fork came late, he was adimate about taking off his personal Fox 40 so I could ride that weekend. I don't know of anyone else that would do something like that.
It really is unfortunate that bad things happen to good people. Considering everything he is going through and from what I can see from the side lines, he is really taking it well.

I hope everything levels out for you man.
Ill try sending the *positive vibes* your way!
 

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This is terrible news. My condolences go out to Ryan and his family. I know it's early and it may not be something that Ryan and Sarah's family wants to make a public thing, but could someone maybe post the details of the services when they are known?
 

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As Kubo already stated, Ryan is also one of the most honest and caring persons that I have ever met. My family and I send nothing but love and good vibes your way Ryan as you endure through these devastating times. I really don't know what to say. I'm left completely speechless.
 

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I think the best thing any of us can do is to stop by the shop and just tell him that we're there for him.

That shop is his life. He is there this week, which is amazing. He's rather be there than anywhere else. Stop by.
 
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