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Ryan Shuman, Touching Hearts and Making Dreams Come True

Ryan Aaron Shuman, age 23, is touching the hearts of people that he has not even met before. Ryan is the son of Ronnie Shuman and Tammy Shuman both of Walterboro. Ryan was born October 20, 1993 with Down Syndrome. He has had to overcome a lot of obstacles in his life, but he’s not letting that stop him. He graduated from Colleton County High School in 2015 and was crowned prom king that year. He likes to play basketball and listen to music, but most of all Ryan is a die-hard Clemson fan!
A former Clemson 70’s wide receiver, Jerry Davis, originally from Walterboro who now resides in Florida, stopped by Dogwood Hills restaurant to visit some friends on his way to the Clemson game. Mary Louise McDaniel, employee of Dogwood Hills, started talking to Mr. Davis and asked if he would pick up some Clemson attire for Ryan. Mr. Davis got to meet Ryan that night and only talked with him briefly. Mr. Davis was so touched by Ryan that he went above and beyond. Mr. Davis purchased a poster and got Clemson’s Head Coach, Dabo Swinney, to autograph it and mailed it to Ryan.
Krissy Bridge, Ryan’s older sister, started Ryan a facebook page to share his love for the Clemson team. She invited some of his friends to join this page and it has taken off. Ryan now has 226 people that like his page. When someone posted, “Let’s get this kid to a Clemson game,” and people began to respond. Ryan’s family started receiving money from random people to buy tickets to go see a game in person. He now has two tickets to the Florida State vs. Clemson game along with a parking pass.
Ryan, along with his mother and sister wanted to thank everyone that gave and made this possible for a true die-hard Clemson fan.
Follow Ryan’s page on facebook at Ryan Shuman #1 Clemson Fan.

Nicki Maxey (60 Posts)