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  • Ryan Shelor Fund
    P.O. Box 1145
    Salem, Virginia 24153
  • Phone 540-387-1500
    Fax 540-387-3397
  • Email
Remembering Ryan

Remembering Ryan

Anyone who met Ryan Shelor remembered him: that grin, his determination, the love and care his family gave him.

Although many times during his life his family and friends though Ryan wouldn’t make it to his 21st birthday, he did. And he almost made it to his 22nd. Ryan’s body wore out on Aug. 10. He struggled all his life to be a pretty normal kid in spite of being born with severe quadriplegic cerebral palsy and chronic gastrointestinal distress. Through the exceptional love of his family and many, many friends, Ryan graduated in 2005 from Glenvar High School where he participated in choir and band and cheerleading. Yes, cheerleading. The cheering squad members formed their cheers around Ryan in his specially built wheelchair. And he always had a date to the prom with one or another of his cheerleading friends.

Ryan’s hopes for the future continue through the Ryan Shelor Fund, c/o the Blue Ridge Independent Living Center, 1502 B Williamson Rd. NE, Roanoke, VA 24012.