What began as a dream of a fallen soldier is now becoming a reality. After his friend died in an accident while riding his bike on a county road, Ryane Clark, was devastated. To honor his friend, Ryane wanted to make the area safer for others and came up with the idea to build a parking lot where people could unload their bikes away from the busy road.
Ryane was still in high school at the time, so raising funds for his plan was a challenge. But He thought about his friend Cody every day, and stuck with the plan even after graduating and joining the Army.
Unfortunately, Ryane never got to finish his project for Cody. In 2010, Ryane was killed while fighting overseas in Afghanistan at the age of 22.
But Ryane’s parents, Rick and Tracey refused to give up on their son’s dream and decided to return to the parking lot’s plans and oversee its completion. Now, 12 years after Ryane first started his project, his parents are finishing it with the help of their community.
“I know he’s looking down from heaven, smiling from ear to ear, sitting right with Cody and smiling,” Ryane’s mother says.
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