Meet the Hirns

Ron

Tyler

Ryan

Dawn

Trenton

Colton

A few words from each of us....

Ron

Ryan was my son. I miss him every day. He was so fun-loving and full of life. I think working with young burn survivors has helped me to stay in touch with him in my life. I see their spirit and it reminds me that he is still alive and working in my life. 

 

Dawn

The 2001 automobile fire that took the life of our 7-year-old son, Ryan, left my husband, our 2-year-old son, Tyler, and me with burns to over 27% of our bodies. If Ryan had survived, he would have had to endure a life of pain, stares and cruel name-calling. 

In his memory, we have created Ryan Shines Burn Fdn. to provide: pediatric burn survivors with education and burn camp scholarships and provide resources for their families to help rebuild their lives; and to form a support network for the mental and physical health of Firefighters.

It is my hope that Ryan will forever Shine in the lives of others. 

 

Tyler

I was there in that burning car beside Ryan when he died. I was the lucky one, my dad pulled me out. I was too young to remember much of it, but I have felt that bond between brothers. And I feel a bond with other burn survivors as well. Now, I enjoy recording and producing our Catching Courage events into stories we can share with others.

 

Trenton

Ryan died before I was born. I understand what my family went through and I can appreciate the struggles of all families that have been hurt by fire. It touches even those who were not burned.

 

Colton

I like to help with Ryan Shines' events. They are a lot of fun. We meet new people from all over the country and get to go on some cool adventures.

Ryan Shines Burn Foundation

501(c)3

PO Box 531414

Mountain Brook, AL 35253

ryanshines1@gmail.com

956.821.9633

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