IBRF Accepts Ryan!

Sue just hung up the phone with the International Brain Research Foundation (IBRF) moments ago. Ryan is accepted into their program! You can visit their website by clicking here.




They are ready to move forward with Ryan’s treatment.

Here is a quick rundown of what they told Sue:

  • Ryan showed improvement since his last qEEG. They didn’t indicate how much.
  • They feel Ryan has enough brain structure to work with.
  • They will coordinated getting Ryan in for a 3T-MRI so the 3-D electronic brain model can be built. This is important because it will show, in great detail (1 millimeter slices) the pathways in Ryan’s brain. They can then simulate impulse therapy to determine where to place electrodes on his head.
  • We will hold weekly video-conference calls.
  • Ryan will be placed on intense pharmaceuticals and nutriceuticals. Sadly, these are costly and not covered by insurance (estimates $20,000 per year).
  • The doctor team will visit Ryan, in our home, monthly.
  • They have allowed us to spread the balance for their services out. So far, $25,000 has been paid and another $25,000 will go out today. That, for all intents, taps us out. I’ll need to get creative and also heavily rely on others to pull us through this.

This, my friends, is a great day!




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37 Responses to IBRF Accepts Ryan!

  1. mindy says:

    YEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So excited to hear this GREAT news!

  2. Michele says:

    Thank God!!!!! This is fabulous news – I’m so happy for all of you – prayers do get answered when the time is right!!!!!!!!!! I’m so excited!

    Your friend that you may meet some day,


    • Michele Davidson says:

      This is indeed great news!!! I think we need to come together as a community and do some fundraising to ensure Ryan gets the critical health care he needs. If anyone is interested in pursuing such endeavors, please let me know. The Diveny’s need or prayers and more…..

      (Another) Michele 🙂

  3. Keith says:

    Thank You God! I had the faith all long that you guys was gonna get good news and here it is! I am so Happy to hear this!

  4. Will says:

    Grea…t my prayer was answered. OMG. Thanks you so much. Now for another intention. My prayer continue’s. I am so happy for all of ya. God is in the house

  5. Paula Yocom says:

    I am just sitting here feeling great joy and gratitude!! After checking and checking and checking –finally, the answer we’ve been waiting to hear!! I just announced the GOOD NEWS about Ryan to everyone in my house and heard a collective ‘YESSSSSSS!!!!!” Lord Jesus, THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!! Ken & Sue, Kari & Ron — much love and continued prayers — Paula

  6. Leah says:

    Is there anyone that would be interested in doing some fund raising for Ryan in Morgantown? I have never had a fundraiser before but I am sure we could pull together and figure it out.

  7. Sam Durham says:

    Ken, 2 years ago today, Annie’s mentor took his own life after years of too much pain. The most unselfish man we knew. Dan also had suffered an head injury and had some brain trauma that he fought with short term memory issues for years and years. We choose today to think he had a hand in getting you this answer today. It helps. Love.

  8. Paula Yocom says:

    Everyone, talk to your local churches, charities, corporations — for Ryan’s sake, be bold, don’t be afraid to ask for help on Ryan’s behalf, you might be surprised who is out there and is willing to help, we can do this, each one of us can do something!!! Pray about it, ask the Lord for help and direction, c’mon, Ryan has worked so hard and his parents and sister have gone above and beyond to get Ryan to where he is, let’s get this done for Ryan!!!

  9. Colleen Brunelle says:

    I am sitting at my desk literally sobbing with joy for Ryan and your family. I can’t tell you how hard I have been praying for this news!! We will all find a way to help you continue with Ryans’ care. I wish I were closer to particiapte in Fund Raisers and Collections. Perhaps another challenge on Facebook, with over 8,500 members, a small donation from all of us could add up to a good chunck of change. I’m so so happy for your news today and I can imagine you and your family are just elated!! I’ll continue to check in and keep up looking for more and more good news~~

  10. Tammy says:

    Congratulations!!!!!! Such wonderful news! I’ve been praying for your family since I saw your story and I’ve been reading your blog everyday. May God bless you and your family and I will continue praying for Ryan.

  11. Susanne says:

    Praise the Lord! You have been so patient! Your family deserves some good news after all of this trauma. I’ll continue to pray for the miracles of healing for Ryan and that people will support fundraising efforts. You are an incredible family and I know that God loves you. Hooray from Mountaineer country!

  12. Pam GrahamGeorge says:

    OH PRAISE GOD FOR THE EXCELLENT NEWS! This is so hopeful — beyond measure! Like the song “Oh what a feeling.” God will only build on this for Ryan from here on out! Love and Hugs!

  13. Mike says:

    That is GREAT news!! Congrats Ryan and family. This is a great day and I know Ryan is on the road to recovery. You are all one step closer and I know in my heart that Ryan will soon wake.

    Thanks for sharing the great news, Ken. We will help you and your family out as much as we possibly can.

  14. Sam Durham says:

    Donations for Ryan can be made via paypal at https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=ULR4B5GYQQNAW

    You don’t have to have paypal – you can use a credit/debit card at that same link or mail to:

    Ryan’s Rally
    c/o Ashburn Village Sports Pavilion
    20585 Ashburn Village Boulevard
    Ashburn, VA 20147

    • Gail Doyle says:

      Will do and hope every one of the 8000 and more will just give a small amount. It would add up to a nice Amt and help Ryan

  15. Debra Blankers says:

    Yea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is a GREAT news……what a great day!!!!!Ken, Sue, and Kari we are right here with you. Love you guys!!!!

  16. Kathryn Beggs Howlett says:

    OK. I send my two kids, who are in college, money every month…, and I am going to make a donation for Ryan each time I send Caitlin and Evan money. If I had the $25,000 I would just give it to Ryan…..and I don’t even personally know Ryan or the Divineys. As the saying goes, sometimes “you do something because it is the right thing to do”. I do this because of that and because I know if one of my children was in Ryan’s position my heart would be broken. I don’t know about you, but I don’t like broken hearts. So come on folks, do this because it is the right thing to do.
    I just donated $100.00. Anyone want to match that?

  17. sally ellis says:

    Wow, great news. As far as a fund raiser in Morgantown, I know there is talk of one happening this spring. Maybe it should be bumped up. I will pass along any information I get. Again, I am so happy for all of you. You go Ryan!!!!!

  18. Jo Hobbs says:


  19. Michelle says:

    Such great news!!!! Congratulations Ken! Your hardwork and constant devotion to your son has paid off!! Keep up the great work! God is good!!!! Believe in Him and your prayers will be answered. Sometimes God does not work at the pace we would like Him to, however, He is always with us. I can only imagine that you were praying and believing……because you were answered.

  20. Gail Doyle says:

    What great news.!!!!!!sooo happy for all. God is definitely working with Ryan 🙂

  21. Fantastic news. Prayers answered indeed. We celebrate with and for you.
    Your work with Ryan shows in the progress they noted. Good for you. You are an inspiring family.
    Yes! Grace Rocks, Inc.

  22. Dianne Vagnozzi Holecek says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!! I’m reading Ken’s note and all the replies with tears in my eyes. I KNOW this is just what Ryan needs and the 8,600+ members here, as well as their extended network will rise to this occasion. I’m in!

    • sandra knowles says:

      I just cried when I read this last post-I am so happy for you and will continue to think positively through this for you. What an amazing family you have.

  23. Peggie says:

    Such wonderful news! We are so very grateful…..continuing prayerfully for strength and healing. Best news of the day!!!!!! Love, Peggie

  24. Karen says:

    WOW!!!!This is the best news & exactly what we have all been praying for. I actually screamed when I read the post! I know when I think of Ryan & how his day may be going I feel an energy from all of the people that are also thinking & praying for him & all of the Divineys. The prayers are strong & powerful. Just look what they and all of Ken & Sue’s hard work have accomplished! Stay strong Ryan you are so close!

    PS…just thought it was funny that the Google add on my cellphone at the top of the post read ‘apply for medicaid’!! Ironic? Coincidence?

  25. Angelique Sparrow says:

    I just read this at work – and yelled YAY! Everyone looked at me funny, but when I told them that Ryan was accepted, they all ended up with HUGE smiles on their faces.

    This just made our day!!!

  26. The Colangelis says:

    Great news! Look forward to reading the progress reports.

  27. Anna says:

    Incredible! Just catching up after working all day. I am so HAPPY for Sue, Ken, Kari and Ryan. Does Duke and the rest of the woofers understand the excitement of the day? You go Ken! You did this, the hard work and dedication of you, Sue, and Kari are going to reap rewards!

  28. hartness family says:

    wow what a perfect ending to a great day! thats wonderful news. so happy for your family.

  29. Carla Liberty says:

    Just found out this incredible news this evening at prayer group for Ryan! I had been soooo busy at work I wasn’t able to take a minute to check on the CTFRD site or Rally for Ryan…. Then when I got to prayer group and found out I was just so thrilled! God is good!!!

    So, so happy for you all. Going to make my donation to PayPal right now.

    Sending love and big, big hugs! See you Saturday with some special crabcakes, Ken!!!


  30. This is just too wonderful for words. I am so happy for all of you. I pray this is the begining of Ryan’s miracle. Praise the Lord!

  31. Greg Wells says:

    This is awesome!

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