NHF Guest Ryan held a career as a boxing trainer for 20 years before arriving at National Health Foundation's Pico-Union Recuperative Care Center. He helped train great champions like junior middleweight Mike McCallum AKA "The Body Snatcher" and heavyweight champion Lamon Brewster AKA "Relentless Brewster." During this time, he also worked as a bouncer at the famous Bar One Nightclub in Hollywood. One night, an altercation arose at the club and Ryan was shot in the right eye, putting him out of work. Soon after, Ryan found himself experiencing homelessness and encountering health issues, landing him in the hospital and soon thereafter, referred to NHF's Pico-Union site to recuperate.
With the support of NHF staff including social workers, nurses, guest services associates and outside partners, Ryan successfully recoverd and was placed in Section 8 housing! Ryan is so excited for this next chapter and is incredibly grateful to NHF for helping him find the resources he needed to get back on his feet.
Success stories like Ryan are only made possible with the help of compassionate supporters like you. Thank you!