In Memory of Ryan

November 20, 2009

6th Annual

Metro Hospital

Book drive in Memory of

Ryan K. Zarlenga

12/7/87 –02/23/93

“Reading with Ryan”

Book drive

There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world. Love of books is the best of all.” 

                                                               Jacqueline Kennedy

 Ryan xmas 92

As the years pass, our memories of Ryan continue to live on as vividly as the day they happened. One of our most beautiful memories would be Ryan's love for reading.  Books such as If you give a mouse a cookie and classic Dr. Seuss like, One fish, two fish filled his days with fun and sparked his imagination. That is why this year we are thrilled to be holding a book drive in memory of Ryan's life. 

All summer I had this idea of building a library at the hospital, books for kids that stay there and books for kids to take home and once I talked to the child life specialist at Metro she couldn’t agree more.  There is such a need for books for kids of all ages, and what better gift to share then his love of reading and being read to.

Please help by donating new or gently used books for ages 0-21.  Series like Twilight, Harry Potter and others that you know your teen has enjoyed are often requested at the hospital.

As always monetary donations are welcome as well, make checks payable to Metro Hospital Child life Foundation


Mail donations or drop off to the following locations on or before

December 23rd to:

            Zarlenga Residence           

        6475 W Smith Rd           

        Medina  OH  44256       

Northern Ohio Equipment

860 Progress Drive

Medina  OH  44256

Cordes Residence

10343 Crow Rd

Litchfield  OH  44253

McDonnell Residence

19290 W 130th Street

Strongsville  OH  44136

Blackburn Residence

38739 Bridle Ct.

Avon, OH 44011

Turay Residence

9291 Victoria Lane

N. Ridgeville Oh 44039

See Ryan’s story

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