Ryan was involved with Bethany’s Butterflies Foundation long before it became a reality. Ryan’s wife Angela was one of Bethany’s nurses and BFFs for many years and they both became friends with the Childers family through their special relationship. They were fortunate enough to join the Childers on Bethany’s Make-A-Wish Foundation trip, with Angela serving as Bethany’s nurse and Ryan helping out with their son William. The experience absolutely blew Ryan away, not just the amazing things Make-A-Wish and Disney do for their guests, but it was the first time Ryan saw firsthand what it takes for a family with children who have unique needs to travel, or even live through a “typical” day. Ryan is a retired banker, and when Abby asked Ryan if he would be interested in serving as Treasurer to support her mission, it was a no-brainer.
Giving back has always been an important part of the Fischer’s lives. Angela has an incredible heart, known to go above and beyond for her patients as a home health care nurse. Together they also host the Fisch Bowl, an annual tournament of bar games including billiards, corn hole, beer pong, axe throwing and more with 100% of proceeds going to the Carolina Boxer Rescue, a 501(c)(3) the Fischer’s have supported since 2004.