A Bright Holiday Ornament by Ryan


This beautiful ornament featuring colorful holiday trees was designed by Ryan, age 6 from Wilmington, NC.

As an infant, Ryan had a very difficult time with nursing and taking formula. His aversion to foods continued through his toddler years where he became very picky and would gag when trying anything new. He was diagnosed with an upper lip tie as well as lack of mouth coordination to enable chewing properly. Occupational therapy (OT) was the solution to help him with his mouth movements and his core strength. However, the weekly copays for therapy began to add up.

Ryan's medical grant from UHCCF covered the copays and has allowed him to continue his OT. He now loves trying new foods and new activities!

Ornament is made from high quality metal and is 3.25” in diameter. Includes red ribbon, soft protective pouch, and a card that features a photo of Ryan and his story.