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Ryer, May the flame from all of your candles light the way for you to bestow upon those who don't understand the harm from misused words, uneasy stares and unfortunate physical assault so that your loss will never be in vein. Our community has lost an incredible young man but I do believe you were chosen to leave this earth to send a message to help others who also suffer at the hands of bullies. Those that have hurt you

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Posted by: Renee Fanelli Galloway - Port Charlotte, FL - mother of student who knew Ryer   Dec 22, 2014

Karen and Scott,

We cannot express how sad we were to receive the news of Ryer's passing. We wanted to let you know that all of you are all in our thoughts, hearts, and prayers.

If there is ANYTHING we can do to help you in this time of need, please do not hesitate to ask or contacts us.

Javier, Kim, Andoni, and Ariana Aristimuño - your scouts friends Troop 100.

May the great Scoutmaster of all Scouts be with us 'til we meet again, good night Ryer.

Posted by: Javier Aristimuño - Sarasota, FL - Scoutmaster, Mentopr   Dec 22, 2014

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by: Alpha Ashby - Riverview, FL - Co-worker   Dec 22, 2014

Ryer was always friendly and happy' as a student, very ambitious very handsome will be greatly missed! I am deeply sorry for the families loss... God give you strength...
Mrs. Cotton

Posted by: Valerie Cotton - Englewood, FL - Former teacher/ art   Dec 22, 2014

Dear Karen and Scott
There are no words of sympathy to ease the pain I know you must be in. From all that you shared with me during our years of working together, I know that Ryer was the center of your universe. I pray that he now has found peace and that the angels will wrap their arms around you and Scott. Please know you will be continually in my thoughts and prayers.if there is anything I can do for you please don't hesitate to call me.

Sincerely, Cathy

Posted by: Cathy Pinto - Port Charlotte, FL - Friend / former coworker   Dec 22, 2014

I'm am so sorry for your loss. I'm here if you need anything.

Posted by: Kim Pelc - Englewood, FL - co-worker   Dec 22, 2014

I had the privilege of meet this young fella at a luncheon with his mom. I'm guessing he was 8 yrs old You could feel the love he has for his Mom and Dad in his conversation during lunch. He sat there so patience while his mom and I visited, I believe his favorite part was the marshmallow dessert we shared. That was my favorite too. This young man has touched so many lives in a positive way and we

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Posted by: Terri and Malcolm Bauer - Englewood, FL - Friend   Dec 22, 2014

Dear Karen and Scott,
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Please try to remember the wonderful times you had with your son during his short time on this earth and know that he is in a better place and that you will be with him again someday. May God give you the strength to go on during this difficult time in your lives.


Posted by: Wenda Toohey - Spring Hill, FL - co-worker   Dec 22, 2014

Karen and Scott,

Just wnated you to know you are in my thoughts and prayers.


Posted by: Helen Lindsey - Englewood, FL - Friend   Dec 22, 2014

I am so sorry to hear of Ryer's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Posted by: Theresa Knapp - Boston, MA   Dec 22, 2014