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Hi I'm Ryan

I am a pediatrician, a humanitarian. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I am married and have two beautiful daughters. I am a pediatrician in private practice and do both clinic and hospital work where I help run a level II NICU. I enjoy traveling with my family and love reading and studing about other cultures. I love being active in the outdoors and my favorite outdoor activity is to go trail running

Why I am a Mormon

The principle teaching of the Church is that families can be together forever and live with our Savior Jesus Christ. The whole basis for everything that we do here on earth is so that we can have an eternal family. I am a Mormon, because the greatest thing I have in my life is my wife and children and through living a righteous life and following the principles taught in the gospel, I can ensure that I can be with my family in the next life, not just until death do we part.

How I live my faith

My wife and I have been asked to be humanitarian missionaries. We travel to Brazil and Africa and help teach neonatal resuscitation to doctors and nurses. We donate our time and we have to leave our children at home as we travel to many diverse places to help them learn to take care of babies with breathing problems at birth. We are gone for 10 days at a time, even though it is a great sacrifice on our family. It has been so rewarding to know that we are helping to save lives.

What are some of the ways that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints helps those around the world?

I am lucky enough to have been asked to help in the humanitarian missions of the church and have seen in person the help that they have been able to provide all over the world. These humanitarian projects have nothing to do with trying to teach people about the gospel, but has the sole purpose of helping others. I am involved with neonatal resuscitation, but the church also does extensive projects with wheelchairs for those who are handicapped, clean water projects to help communities that do not have a readily supply of clean water and disaster relief help. All of these projects are funded by donations made directly to the church for humanitarian needs. Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

The humanitarian projects that I am involved with are in Brazil and Africa. I have done 10 projects between these areas, and are all provided to people that are not members of the Church. One of the principle teachings of the church is to help everyone in need. We do not even look at if there are members in that area. When we see an area of the world that needs help, we provide that help irregardless of what religion they are. Show more Show less