A 5-Year-Old Texas Shooting Survivor Wants Christmas Cards. Will You Send Him Some?

On November 5th, Ryland Ward miraculously survived the Sutherland Springs, Texas church shooting after being shot five times. He’s still recovering in a local area hospital and is expected to remain there for another 6-8 weeks.

He’s asking for Christmas cards to fill his hospital room. He especially likes cards that have pictures of other children or animals and pets in them.


What Ryland doesn’t know yet is that his mother and sisters were killed in the shooting. His grandmother told local reporters,”They still haven’t told him yet that his mom and sisters are dead, but I’m sure he’s getting some kind of idea because he’s 5.”

Ryland faces a long physical recovery ahead of him. Not to mention the shock and grief that will follow when he learns the fate of his family.

His surviving family members are asking Santa’s helpers to give them a hand to raise money to buy Ryland a go-kart. Perhaps other gifts could help cheer him up as well.

Let’s help Santa grant this child’s’ wish this Christmas and send him some Christmas cheer along the way.

Cards and photos can be sent to Ryland here:

Ryland Ward
P.O. Box 174
Sutherland Springs, Texas, 78161

We also have information on our website about the go-fund me account that’s been set up on his behalf. Our website is truth itself.com.

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