FAIRBORN — Nineteen-year-old Ryan Custer’s life changed dramatically April 8, when he received a spinal cord injury while diving into a swimming pool. It left him paralyzed from the chest down.
Upon hearing his story, Jeff Ruby immediately committed to helping the Custer family and has created this unique online auction to raise critical funds for Ryan’s care.
“I encourage everyone to take the time to look at the items available to help benefit Ryan Custer,” WSU Head Coach Scott Nagy said. “There are wonderful items, including a signed basketball from our team and a Ryan Custer signed basketball jersey. It’s a great cause for a great kid.”
The auction fundraiser continues through Sept. 30.
Carter, a native of Cincinnati and graduate of Elder High School, played his freshman season for the Raiders, seeing action in all 32 games.
Following his accident, he spent time in Chicago and Denver making remarkable progress and intends to return to Wright State in the near future. According to a recent post on Ryan Custer’s Recovery Care Page on Facebook, “Ryan is finally home.”
Carter is undergoing extensive therapy following his injuries and the fundraiser will help with his care.
Other items in the auction include an all-expenses paid trip to the 2018 Final Four, an entire Bengals luxury suite for the Steelers game, Bruce Springsteen and Garth Brooks guitars as well as many other sports memorabilia, vacations and spa experiences as well as much more.
To participate in the auction go to https://one.bidpal.net/jeffrubyfoundation/welcome. Browse the donated items and consider bidding to help the former WSU Athlete.
Story courtesy of Wright State University Athletics.