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Welcome to Ryan’s Angels Foundation!

Ryan's Angels Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) public charity that was started in memory of our amazing son, Ryan, that returned to heaven after just 13 months.  Ryan was born with a very rare autoimmune disorder called IPEX.  As a result of this disorder, Ryan struggled to live from the moment he took his first breath and spent 9 of his 13 months in the ICU at Children's Hospital Boston. 

Even with his many complications, Ryan accomplished everything he was sent here to do and more.  He was the youngest baby at Children's Hospital to be put on an insulin pump, he was the first ventilator-dependent child to have a bone marrow transplant, the first patient to go through a bone marrow transplant in an ICU, and the first vented patient to be seen post-transplant at the Jimmy Fund Clinic.  He was here to teach and that he did!  He was an angel sent from heaven and we are blessed to have been chosen to care for this amazing boy. 

One of Ryan's endearing traits was his amazing spirit.  He drew people in with his smiling eyes, curiosity and joyful demeanor.  Anyone that was lucky enough to come in contact with Ryan instantly became a part of his fan club.  He fought for his life every day, but he woke up smiling and kicking as if nothing were wrong.

It is the foundation's mission to carry on Ryan’s message. We will live our lives in honor of his, working to make an impact on this world. With the donations raised, we hope to ease the burden for families dealing with similar hardships that we endured.  Ultimately, we wish to bring smiles to countless faces just as Ryan did everyday.

~ Stephanie and Chris Cuffe

Ryan's Angels Foundation is a registered 501 (c)(3) public charity, donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. Consult your tax advisor regarding questions about your deductions.