Ryan's Rays has been created to honour the memory of Ryan Martz, a 7-year old boy from Ancaster, Ontario, who passed away suddenly in March 2016. Ryan was diagnosed at birth with a rare congenital disorder but despite his challenges, he impacted all who met him through his bright blue eyes and contagious smile.
Ryan’s Rays exists in order that Ryan's impact on the world continues through service projects done in his memory. In partnership with Christian Horizons, Ryan’s Rays is currently raising money to improve Special Needs Education in Ethiopia.
Christian Horizons is a non-profit, faith-based organization that serves nearly 2000 people with developmental disabilities and their families in Ontario and Saskatchewan. Not only do we offer programs and services that can be tailored to meet a wide variety of needs for those we serve in Canada, but we are also serving in over 60 communities in six developing countries (Haiti, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Ethiopia, Uganda and Kenya), making a positive impact in the lives of over 300,000 people.