When Ryan's mom contacted Above the Clouds, she wrote, "I have tears in my eyes as I read of the incredible program that you offer to help seriously ill children. My son suffers with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a progressive, fatal muscle wasting disease. He lost the ability to walk this past year, and is wheelchair bound. At a time when all of his peers are gaining independence, he is losing it fast, and becoming very sad and withdrawn. This would lift his spirits like you would not believe!" Ryan's dream flight definitely filled the bill!