Shots for Soldiers Event to Honor U.S. Army Veteran Daniel Ryan

By Ryan Duey

In a heartfelt tribute to the late U.S. Army Veteran Daniel Ryan, the Shots for Soldiers Organization is holding an upcoming event on February 24th, in Manhattan, Kansas. The event will not only honor the memory of Daniel, but will also raise awareness of, and support for the Shots for Soldiers organization, a Kansas non-profit dedicated to providing pain relief for military veterans through platelet-rich plasma medical treatments.

Staff Sergeant Daniel Ryan, a native of Scott City, Kansas, honorably served his country; volunteering to be an Infantryman, Ranger, and Sniper. In his little over eight years of active duty, a full 2 years, 3 months, and 12 days were spent deployed in foreign service doing what he loved. Daniel’s father, Patrick Ryan said that though Daniel lost his battle against PTSD on December 23, 2023, he truly never quit helping others and always had their back, even on his toughest days.

Founders Pat Farley and Frank Kirby, veterans themselves, know first-hand how time in the military can take a toll on a person’s body, mind, and spirit. “Through events like these, the organization strives to create a platform to not only alleviate physical pain, but also facilitate connections, friendships, and internal healing in as many ways as possible,” stated Frank Kirby, Shots for Soldiers CEO. “Every donation that is given to Shots for Soldiers in Daniel’s honor will support veteran healing, 100%, and will allow us the opportunity to expand our reach across the nation.”

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