(In Photo: Ryan Diviney and his sister Kari Diviney who is a sophomore at WVU)
Ryan Diviney, a 22 year old from Ashburn, VA, was brutally beaten outside the Willey Street Dairy Mart on November 7, 2009. Ryan’s attackers were a group of individuals returning from a night out. Ryan has remained in a coma-like state since the attack and is unable to function on his own.
Since the attack, Ryan’s father, Ken, has quit his job to take care of his son. Ken and Ryan’s mother, Sue, are devoted to giving their son the best care possible in hopes that he will awake from his coma-like state. This has become a hardship on the family since they solely rely on Sue’s income and donations. The mission of the 5K Race & Dragonfly Benefit is to help alleviate some of the financial restrictions placed on the family.
The Mountaineer Maniacs will be hosting a 5K Race Sunday April 15th at 10:30 a.m. at the WVU Student Rec Center:
- To register visit http://www.active.com/
page/. Event_Details.htm?event_id= 2025028&assetId=5918eae7-b 96c-496f-a95f-f517867e84dd
- Registration is $17.50 online and $20 the day of. -Refreshments will be provided and medals will be awarded.
On Wednesday April 18th, from 5 to 11 p.m., a benefit will be held at Morgantown’s Dragonfly Sushi Bar & Grill:
- A portion of the sales from the night will be donated to the Diviney family in addition to proceeds from select martini’s.
- A silent auction will also be held with items being auctioned such as restaurant gift cards, spa gift cards and WVU merchandise.
Proceeds from both events benefit the Diviney family