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LAWRENCE RYAN Lawrence Gary Ryan, 34, of Las Vegas, passed away Feb. 22, 2008. He was born Oct. 1, 1973, in San Jose, Calif., and resided in Las Vegas since 1981. Lawrence was the president of Neon Sun Tanning Salons and was a member of the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce. Lawrence is survived by his mother, Rita (Bill) Phillips of Las Vegas; brothers, Raul Gonzales III and Rayes Anthony Gonzales, both of Las Vegas; stepbrother, Eric Phillips of Las Vegas; stepsister, Pamela (Steven) Little of Las Vegas; grandparents, Richard and Trinidad Martinez of Sacramento, Calif.; grandfather, John A. Phillips of Magnolia, Texas; his soulmate, Wendy of Las Vegas; his cat, Fang; and a host of extended family and friends. Viewing and vigil service will be from 4-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 29, both at Christ the King Catholic Community Church, 4925 S. Torrey Pines Drive. Interment will follow at Palm Memorial Park - Northwest.




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Published in Las Vegas Review-Journal on Feb. 27, 2008.
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July 10, 2014
Lawrence, may you be resting in peace with the angels in heaven. I'm happy that you are no longer in any pain. You accomplished so many good things while you were here, and even though I never met you, I am proud of the man that you were. No more pain, no more pain.
December 27, 2011
Just watched intervention, and was sorry to hear in the end that Lawrence passed away. I am a recovering addict, and it breaks my heart anytime an addict dies...but even more so when so young. I know it has been almost 4 years, but my deepest condolences to his entire family and friends. I pray that you have found some comfort over the years, knowing that he is with God. Love and comfort to you all.
Tina Larson
June 28, 2010
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Date: July 12, 2008
From: Jordan Melvin
City/State:

Hello to all of Lawrences friends and family. I never met him or seen him face to face but tonight on intervention i seen a quick glimps of his life. I feel so sad for you all and i just hope that you know god is with you all at this time. My father has hep c and has had other complications with liver failure and when seeing lawrence on tv it made me reflect on the life i had with my father when he was sick. These images are burned in my memory but i try not to let them take hold, and you all shouldnt either. He seemed like a great man who simply lost his way. Luckly my father recieved a liver transplant and is doing better today thanks to the young man who donated it. Remember life goes on only one day at a time. Time will heal you all. I know lawrence is in a better place watching over you guys again. To all of you i wish you guys the best and god bless.

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Date: July 12, 2008
From: Ms. G. Miller
City/State: Los Angeles, CA

I never knew Lawrence until after watching the tv show Intervention on Saturday 7-12-08. I knew of his Neon Sun Salons when I lived in Vegas but I never knew the man himself. I found out he had a very hard life, growing up in a very abustive home with a stepfather who beat him everyday. He made a sucess of his life for a short while but then Alchol took over. He also developed Cancer, he had it removed at UCLA hospital but never did any follow ups. He developed sours on his back arms and legs being depended on others to help him eat, get dressed and bathe. Especially Wendy who was a married employee who worked for him, and lost her husband because of her relationship with Lawrence. After undergoning treatment at rehab he was kicked out after 30 days because he wouldn`t even try to get better. He would never acknowlege that he even had a Alchol problem. After being released from Rehab he stayed sober 3 weeks then died from Cirrhosis of the liver on Feb 22, 2008. I thought this was a sad story for a young man of 34 with his life ahead of him, and he just pissed it off.

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Date: July 12, 2008
From: Kelly
City/State: Eatontown, NJ

This probably won`t reach your guestbook but I want to tell the family how much my heart ached when I saw the show tonite with their beloved Lawrence. In just that short show, his enormous spirit showed through, despite the devastation of addiction. Lawrence, you touched my heart on a deep level and I only wish that I had known you in real life. Through sharing your story, you have most assuredly reached so many suffering people. As with your generosity in life that was portrayed, your death and your circumstances leading up to it will surely save someone`s life. You hand will reach forever here to Earth. Rest in Peace.

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Date: July 12, 2008
From: Mark
City/State: Orlando, FL

Wow man, this woke me up somewhat. I have a hard shell just like you had, and saying had is hard to say... I drink alot of beer everyday, the more I drink the easier to take life becomes. I understand you, but even more now I understand myself. Your story taught me a new way to look at life, and I have too. Just for me at the least and everyone that cares about me...

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Date: July 12, 2008
From: Peggy
City/State: Illinois

I just saw Lawrence`s Intervention. I didn`t know him or any of his family, but it seems that he had a really hard time with much of his life, and it`s even more tragic that by the time he realized he had a problem and tried to help it, it seems to have been too late. I felt as I watched that he was in so much trouble, and I am truly sorry that he did not have the opportunity to enjoy a full life. My condolences to all his loved ones, and I pray that he can be at peace in the company of angels and in the arms of God.

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Date: July 12, 2008
From: Jim
City/State: Sacramento

I just watched the intervention episode about Lawrence Ryan. I was so shocked when at the end it stated he had passed away. I want to say that I am so sorry to the family. Ryan really seemed like a nice and caring guy. I can`t imagine what you must be going through. It takes alot for me to cry, but watching that episode did make me cry. I am still in shock. I hope people who watched this will learn something from this so his death won`t be in vain. Again, my sympathies go out to his loving family.

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Date: July 12, 2008
From: Tiffany
City/State: New York

I recently watched intervention and am saddened by the tragic ending. My mother is an alcoholic whom which I don`t speak to much anymore. I feel like tonight`s episode made me realize that I need help before it is too late. She also lives in Las Vegas which made me feel like watching this episode was an omen. I miss her very much and I feel like my son is missing out on her. Lawrence seemed like a very nice person who has touched many lives, including mine. His smile is compelling and his life seemed like a constant battle. I hope those who were in his life know that he truly is in a better place and from the show, it seemed that you all were very important to him. May God Bless You All.

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Date: July 12, 2008
From: mp
City/State: houston

Lawrence, I watched your story on Intervention tonight. I hope you have peace now, and it`s unfortunate you can`t still be a part of people`s lives. You seem like a special person. Lawrence said one thing which seemed to be a possible key to his recovery. He said, "Even if you have weakness, never show it." I suspect that people of this mindset are more vulnerable to denial. RIP Lawrence. You deserved more life.

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Date: July 12, 2008
From: Kim
City/State: New Castle, IN

I just watched the A&E show. I was moved by Lawrence and his family. He had such a spirit only half of us could dream of having. During the intervention I was saying "Come on Lawrence! Come on!" I wish his family (mom, two brother`s, soul mate, all that knew and loved him) the best in life. He was beautiful! No matter what happens in life his spirit goes on through you. Thank you for sharing me.

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Date: July 12, 2008
From: levi
City/State: campbell

rip lawrence!

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Date: July 13, 2008
From: Wendy
City/State: Cali

To Lawrence`s Family I always watch the program intervention and last night I watched Lawrence story and I have never been touched by a story so MUCH !!! When I saw at the end that he had passed I cried as if I known him and even waking up this morning he was the first person that came into my mind I had to google his name. To his Mother I am a young mother of 3 boys myself smallest being 4 and belive me I know how hard it is you are a very strong person. 2 his Brothers watch over your Mom and keep Lawrence`s name and legacy alive he loved his FAMILY SO MUCH......

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Date: July 13, 2008
From: amy
City/State: Sheffield Lake, OH

I saw the intervention episode last night and it really touched me. I can`t stop thinking about Lawrence. My heart goes out to his family! May he rest in peace.

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Date: July 13, 2008
From: Ian
City/State: San Juan, PR

Last night I saw the episode of Lawrence and it just broke my heart. First my condolences to his family and second I want to thank them from the bottom of my heart for allowing AETV to show the tragic history of Lawrence. I have seen a lot of episodes of Intervention but none have got to me like this one did. I cried for hours and it made me realize how wonderful the gift of life is. I am a 37-year-old professional and just like Lawrence I had it all, but 4 years ago I was diagnosed with an illness that have changed my life completely. Lately I have found myself drowning in alcohol to forget my problems and mainly because I gave up on life just like Lawrence did, and even though I am not at the point where he was, this story made me realize that if I don`t take control now I can end up like him. Lawrence was so full of life and had it all going for him and I was devastated when he died. Last night I was supposed to go out with my buddies and get wasted like I have done for the last couple of months, but Lawrence help me to realize that there are more important things in life; he gave me a wake up call. His mom and his brothers should be proud of him because Lawrence liked to help people and he helped me. I know it won`t be easy for me to stop drinking but every time I am tempted I will think of my new guardian angel "Lawrence", may he rest in peace. God bless you all!!!

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Date: July 13, 2008
From: Carole
City/State: Los Angeles

I watched Intervention last night and Lawrence`s story touched me like no other episode. My sincerest condolences go out to the entire family and to his friends. Lawrence left way to young. But he is no longer suffering and he is finally free of the demons that were in him. I know this episode will save the lives of many more Lawrence`s out there. May peace come to the family and those who knew and loved him.

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Date: July 13, 2008
From: Nick
City/State: Tennessee

My heart goes out to the family. I watched his story last night; Lawrence really seemed like a good man. The world is missing a vital part now that he`s gone. Ms. G. Miller that posted; it was a little uncooth to post the details (as seen on TV) of Lawrence`s problems in an obituary. Please no one mind that.. some people have no class. Celebrate his life.... Nick

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Date: July 13, 2008
From: Barbara Roldan
City/State: Brooklyn

I saw your Intervention on A&E and I have to say that it touched me greatly. Towards the end, I was looking forward to seeing that you were well again. Needless to say, I was shocked to hear of your death. I am so sorry and pray for you and your family. You will be together again.

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Date: July 13, 2008
From: Alex
City/State: Chicago

To the angel I`ve never met, who touched my heart so deep... Your smile could light a room of darkness... I`m sure your laugh was contagious...your generosity showed even at your final breathes... I will never think of you as weak, but only as strong...I wish I could have been your shoulder when you needed to cry... Thank you for changing my life... I will carry you with me always... LYFE

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Date: July 13, 2008
From: Sidney Gaskins
City/State: Atlanta, GA

After watching Intervention last night I had to find out if there were any articles about Lawrence on the internet. Both of my parents died from complications from different types of cancer. It is hard enough to deal with cancer then add on an addiction. That is a terrible storm to put in the same body. My prayer is that his story and that of the people around him touched off something in others such that they transform their Life and that of those around them. I honor his memory by challenging others in the Life of someone with an addiction to put their foot down and stand for that person to transform their Life. Thank you Lawrence for the Life you lived. It was an example in many ways.

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Date: July 13, 2008
From: bert
City/State: dayton

I like others saw the intervention and saw how sick you were its to bad no one could or wanted to make you see how bad off you really were. Youve done so much for your family and friends that you forgot about you. God bless you and may you finally find peace.

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Date: July 13, 2008
From: Rae
City/State: Ky

I just saw the show Intervention last night. You could see the soul in this mans eyes. I cried for Wendy you could see her love for him and his for her. I am so sorry for his Mom ..being a mother myself I can only imagine losing that precious son. Prayers are with you all.

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Date: July 13, 2008
From: Debbie Sitton
City/State: Hawthorne, Nevada

I just watched the intervention show last night and I was in tears. I too have watched this show many times but this show about Lawrence hit me hard. I couldn`t wait to get to the end where Lawrence would succeed at treatment only to be shocked by his death. I recorded a later show for my family to watch. I have been thinking about him and his family today. I wish all the best to Lawrence`s family and friends. He did seem like a trooper and a very kind person.

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Date: July 13, 2008
From: Jenna
City/State: San Jose CA

Dear Lawrence family, My deepest sympathy goes out to you. I, too had lost a son to alcohol and can feel the pain of losing a loved one and the power that alcohol takes on one. I pray for the love of God to be with you all and know that Lawrence`s story of pain, success and the generosity of Lawrence`s heart made an impact to me and to the millions that watched his story on Intervention. I was hopeing for a great ending and when it didnt happen I felt the same pain all over again as i did when my beloved son (29)pass. May God watch over everyone who loved Lawrence so much and remember to pray to our loving and forgiving Lord for he shall give comfort to each individual asking. God Bless your family for sharing an awesome life of Lawrence.

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Date: July 14, 2008
From: mary ann
City/State: bay area, ca

Never have I been so touched by an episode of "Intervention". The story of Lawrence will help others to understand. To not give up. Blessings of comfort, of peace, to his family and friends who loved him enough to reach out and try with all their might to save this sensitive man. ~M

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Date: July 14, 2008
From: Lori
City/State:

I like others watched Lawrence`s intervention a few nights ago. Needless to say I was truly shocked to see that he had passed away. I was so certain that Lawrence was going to have the will to beat his addiction, so naturally I was dissappointed to see that he had relapsed. Even more heartbreaking was to find out that he had passed. Not speaking badly on others, but you could see that he had so much potential and he will be greatly missed.

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Date: July 14, 2008
From: Rebecca
City/State: Pasadena

I watched the rerun of Lawrence`s story last night. My heart especially goes out to the mother - because she lost her first born. Please don`t feel guilt over the fact that you stayed in an abusive relationship for so long. For many of us we knew of no way out. I am a single mom in recovery with two children and it`s hard - but we have peace of mind. Lawrence is at peace. Maybe he suffered so much because that was God`s purpose for him here on earth - to reach and teach others. My thoughts of you - your family and Lawrence are in my mind. I will lift all of you up in prayer. He is at peace at long last and in God`s arms. May we all learn from his story.

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Date: July 14, 2008
From: Pam
City/State: Colorado

I would like to start by offering my condolences to the family and friends of Lawrence. I am sad to say that I did not have the pleasure of knowing Lawrence personally but I wish I had. I recently saw his episode of Intervention and I have not stopped thinking of him or his family since. I have watched that show a million times but I have never been moved like I was by this episode. I was overwhelmed from the minute the show began. There were times when I felt like I couldn`t breath and I wanted to reach through the tv. I watched, waiting for his time in treatment to come and eagerly waiting to see the end of the episode where it would tell me how he had completed treatment and was sober. Needless to say I was devastated when I saw tht he had passed away, I cried out loud. I have not been able to quit thinking about him since which is why I am writing here today. I come from a family of people whom suffer from addiction. I have cried, been frustrated, been to hospitals to see them and jails to bail them out. I have felt angry and sad, all at once etc. Watching this episode made my heart break however it also made me realize that while my families addictions have left me w/ many sleepless nights, I have been fortunate enough not have lost any of them (physically)...yet. My heart goes out to all of you. I feel blessed to have "known" Lawrence for that 1 hour, and my life may never be the same. He is an angel and has affected more people in his short life than most ever will. You are in my prayers and thoughts.

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Date: July 14, 2008
From: Rose
City/State: Phoenix, Arizona

To Lawrence`s family may god be with you. I watched the story of Lawrence Sunday afternoon and was really touched. I was rooting for him and was excited that he had accepted treatment and then became real sad when he died. His story was the most touching of all. May he rest in peace.

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Date: July 14, 2008
From: Tracey
City/State:

I saw Lawrence on Intervention. I sat through the whole show wishing and hoping that things would get better for him. When they said he had died I burst into tears. Whenever I think of him I tear up. I`m so sorry for his pain. He seemed like an incredible person and I`m sad that I will never get to know him. My deepest condolences to his family and friends. I can see why you loved him so. Rest in peace, dear lawrence, rest in peace.

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Date: July 14, 2008
From: Tracey Ross
City/State: Los Angeles, CA

For Lawrence- Mark Twain inscribed this on his beloved daughters headstone. I always thought it was very beautiful. Warm summer sun, shine kindly here. Warm southern wind, blow softly here. Green sod above, lie light, lie light. Good night, dear heart Good night, good night. by Robert Richardson

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Date: July 14, 2008
From: Simone
City/State: Philadelphia

First, I must offer my condolenses to the family. Lawrence was beautiful!!!!! Even through his addiction. I watched Lawrence on Intervention & never saw an caring person. I have brothers that have been addicted to crack, one is now a Christian,and has delivered me closer to Christ and the other still looking for a hand out. I am a black woman living in Philadelphia, last year our murder rated exceeded the days in the year. My 22 year old newphew was the 150th killed. I pondered why?????? But I realized that was all he had to give the world & like Lawrence, he LIVED THAT LIFE!!!!! Mrs. Rita, rejoice because, your son has touched me, 3000 miles away. Even on the show intervention, he was respectful, pure, honest and a true blessing. Lawrence Gary Ryan, Rest in the peace you may not have found on this earth, but what you provided for others. Be the angel that we all see you to be. Respectfully, Simone

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Date: July 14, 2008
From: Simone
City/State: Philadelphia

I forgot to add, if there is a fund that is dedicated to the memory of your Prince, please let it be know, for I will donate on his behalf. Simone

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Date: July 15, 2008
From: april
City/State: Sioux city, iowa

Lawrence , May you rest in peace now.

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Date: July 15, 2008
From: Jaime Smith
City/State: Billings, MT

I did not know Lawrence personally, but I recently watched his story on Intervention and I haven`t been able to stop thinking about him since. He was obviously a kind and generous person who had some struggles in life, and it is so sad that he passed away at such a young age. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and his close friends. I find that the good memories we have of our loved ones always helps get us through the rough and difficult times. Would someone please e-mail me & let me know if there is a donation fund in his memory, I would love to contribute to it.My e-mail address is jfordsweetpea@yahoo.com.

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Date: July 15, 2008
From: Eileen
City/State: Toronto Ontario CANADA

I have NEVER been blown away with a show has much has as I was when I watched Lawrence`s Intervention show. I was so proud of him when he accepted his treatment and hoped the best for him. I cried so much when I watched the ending. It wasnt what I expected. I send his family my condolances and hope they realize he is happy up there and no longer suffering. I was blown away with Wendy and how much of a friend/companion/soulmate she was to Lawrence. He was lucky to have you in his life. You are a very special lady and most people dream of the special relationship. You really were his angel. His story will stay with me forever and I cant believe what an impact he had on me. I felt that I knew him and was a part of his life. WE ARE THINKING OF YOU LAWRENCE & THANK YOU FOR BEING A VERY SPECIAL PERSON TO ALL YR FRIENDS AND FAMILY. YOU REALLY WILL BE MISSED.

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Date: July 16, 2008
From: private
City/State: Arizona

It was last weekend when I saw the A&E episode of Lawrence. I havent been able to get him out of my mind since. I googled his name to find out more about him. I asked myself why was I so intersted in someone I didnt even know. All I can think of is that by reading all of these posts from people that didnt even know him and how captured they were by him, he must have been a truely remarkable person to know. My heart goes out to you Wendy, I knew from the moment I saw you on the segment that you were so in love with him. And you would had given anything to help him overcome his disease. I`m sorry for your loss...

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Date: July 16, 2008
From: jeph
City/State: dallas,tx

just watched the intervention episode and was shocked to find out he passed away. may he rest in peace and condolences to his loving family. you touched all of us. may god bless you wendy and momma and his brothers.stay strong !

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Date: July 17, 2008
From: Steve
City/State: Boston

I don`t know Lawrence, but just saw the episode of Intervention and felt compelled to write something here. I was shocked and sad to find out that lawrence passed away. My heart broke and I must have cried for over an hour. I wish the best to Lawrence`s family and anyone who knew him in this time of great dispare. My you only remember the good times you had with Lawrence and may God help you get stronger. Peace be with you all. RIP Lawrence.

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Date: July 17, 2008
From: Steve
City/State: Boston

I don`t know Lawrence, but just saw the episode of Intervention and felt compelled to write something here. I was shocked and sad to find out that lawrence passed away. My heart broke and I must have cried for over an hour. I wish the best to Lawrence`s family and anyone who knew him in this time of great dispare. My you only remember the good times you had with Lawrence and may God help you get stronger. Peace be with you all. RIP Lawrence.

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Date: July 17, 2008
From: Tammy Chapa
City/State: Mt.Pleasant, TX

I just recently saw Lawrence`s story on Intervention and I just wanted to say that I have never had a story touch my heart so very much. I understand the pain this family is going through as I have watched a loved one slip away. It is undoubtedly one of the hardest things to do. I have seen many episodes, but never have I wanted a person to succeed as much as I did for Lawrence. You could tell that he was very loving and caring person and this is another example of how the good die young. I have found that to be true. It`s not just a saying. I will pray for this family. I wish you luck and may God Bless and Keep You Always.

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Date: July 20, 2008
From: David
City/State: Charlotte,NC

When I saw Lawrence`s story on the A&E channel last week, I have never been so touched by anything I`ve seen on TV. This story really hits home because my brother owns a home in the same sub development as where Lawrence`s home is located, and I used to live with my brother in that community. I have never personally meet Lawrence, but I`m sure we have crossed paths in the neighborhood or at the pool area. I wish the best for all his family and friends. relentless38@yahoo.com

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Date: July 22, 2008
From: Natalie
City/State: Toronto, Canada

It`s been a week since I saw Lawrence on Intervention, and I can`t stop thinking about him. The show itself has never affected me in the way that Lawrence`s story has. I can only imagine the impact his life (and death) has had on people who actually knew him. I hope he is at peace now and hope his family and friends will keep his memory alive always.

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Date: August 06, 2008
From: Robert Guevara
City/State: Reno

Hey cuz!! It`s Wednesday August 6, 2008. We are 10 days from having the 1st Annual Family Reunion that you were trying to get together. I miss you like crazy and can`t wait to feel your presence at the park on Saturday August 16, 2008. I Love You!!! Cousin Robert Guevara

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Date: August 20, 2008
From: Naomi Guevara
City/State: Tracy, CA

Hey there cousin - you were on my mind all day today, so i wanted to stop by and show you some love. This is my first message since you been gone - i`m sorry i just couldn`t accept the fact that your gone - I MISS YOU SO VERY MUCH! There is so much that we need to catch up on......well Briana did it! yes she graduated from high school and will be starting college in a few weeks - I know you would be so proud of her.....she is working two jobs - so she can pay you back for that phone bill of hers! lol As for Malia....well she started 6th grade and she was out there in Vegas a few months ago and she hung out with Wendy and your mom and yes she had a blast! She worked at one of the Salon`s with Wendy one day and she told Wendy that she wants to be the president of NEON SUN someday. :-) as for me cousin, well i have just been working and taking care of my girls - living one day at a time because you never know what tomorrow has in store. We had our family reunion last week - it turned out great....everyone had a blast! but i`m sure you were there watching over us with that beautiful smile on your face. Well time for me to get some sleep - until then.....I MISS AND LOVE YOU DEARLY. Cousin Naomi

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Date: September 11, 2008
From: J Salazar
City/State: Houston, TX

I never knew you but I feel like I do now after watching you on the show Intervention. Addiction is a sad reality for too many people. We need to be aware of the way addiction destroys people`s lives. I`ll pray the rosary for you, mate, and hope that others who love you do the same. Peace be with you!

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Date: September 30, 2008
From: Robert
City/State: Reno

Hey Cuz!!! I just wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday!! I wish you were here!! I really wouldn`t mind getting one of them late night calls from you right now!! I LOVE YOU CUZ!!! Cousin Robert Guevara

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Date: October 03, 2008
From: auntie liz
City/State: tracy,calif

well here we sit thinking about you. we all miss you so much. people are still watching the intervention program. you are helping lots of people still i know you will never stop cause its in your heart. thank you for looking out for people. you and uncle angel must be having alots to do watching over all these people luv both of u and miss u both. auntie & cousn liz

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Date: October 06, 2008
From: Angie M.
City/State: Toronto, Canada

I am watching Intervention now. I googled to find out what happened to Lawrence. I expected to find he was doing better. What a terrible shock. I am so sorry for all his friends and his family. I don`t know why, but I felt he was truly special. God bless you, Lawrence.

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Date: October 06, 2008
From: Lorrie
City/State: New Braunfels, TX

I just saw "Intervention" and my heart just bleeds for Lawrence`s family & friends. I wish he could have accepted his illness sooner and got the help he needed. I was so saddened when I read that he passed this year. My most heartfelt and deepest condolences go to Lawrence`s family and friends. I hope that the family was able to keep all of the Salon`s open. I know Lawrence would be so proud to see his family continue with what he worked SO hard to build. God Bless, Lorrie

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Date: October 06, 2008
From: Nate Engel
City/State: Downingtown, PA

Yet another note to let the family and friends know that he has touched another soul...he did not die in vane and the show made a strong impact. Not much, but maybe just a little bit of consolation for those of you that were close to him. Wow, I don`t know Lawrence but I won`t EVER forget him and I honestly and sincerely wish you all the very very best.

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Date: October 06, 2008
From: Mae Wright
City/State: China,Texas

I watched Lawrences episode of intervention tonight and immediately felt Love for this man. It was obvious that he was such a good hearted person that was overtaken by such a horrible disease. It hurts my heart that he passed away so soon.Wendy may God bless you for putting your life on the back burner and taking care of him you are such a beautiful person.. My prayers go out to you and his family.God Bless

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Date: October 06, 2008
From: tracey
City/State:

i didn`t know lawrence personally. i watched his intervention months ago...i stayed up late, waiting and hoping that he would get sober and his health would get better. i cried so hard when i read he had passed away. i sobbed and woke up my husband because the pain was so unbearable. lawrence touched my heart and his story resonates in my soul. he was such a kind-hearted person. so now, here it is months later...and he is still in my thoughts. my condolences to you his family and friends. i hope he knows how many people he has touched.

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Date: October 06, 2008
From: LH
City/State: California

I just saw Lawrence`s story on A&E Intervention. I was shocked when I learned that he had died. Lawrence seems to have been such a sensitive person. God`s blessings to his family. Some of the messages posted just after his passing refer to "the people who did this to you" and other similar comments. I, like others who have posted messages, am wondering if Lawrence passed away from his illness or if he was the victim of a crime. In any event, may God`s mercy and care be with his loved ones.

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Date: October 06, 2008
From: Ruthann
City/State: Wabasha, Minn

I Just watched Intervention and just cried and cried;--My heart goes out to your family and friends alike. I know you are `free` now, and also that you have become a blessing to many; You have left a great gift of love behind for all to see; and I know many are deeply touched by your story Many Prayers to all Kind Regards Ruthann

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Date: October 06, 2008
From: Nick
City/State: Saint Louis, MO

Hello, I just saw the Intervention episode with Lawrence, Wendy and his family. I just wanted you to know that seeing Lawrence`s story has touched both me and my wife`s life. If alcohol can destory a beautiful, successful life like Lawrence, it can happen to anyone. To often, we see the effects of alcoholism too late in the game to realize what that person was before it took control of them. What a loving, caring and special person Lawrence is. We are both sorry that he has passed, but please know that he has touched millions of peoples lives in a positive way. -Nick in St. Louis

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Date: October 06, 2008
From: Belinda Almanza
City/State: santa maria,ca

After watching the documentary on Lawrence Ryan, i was very touched, and i cried after knowing that he passed away. If only you would recieved help, you would have lived and broken through. God bless you. Rest in peace. <33333

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Date: October 07, 2008
From: Josh
City/State: Huntington, WV

I saw your story on television..my prayers are with you and your family..

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Date: October 07, 2008
From: Clarissa
City/State: Amarillo

My heart was saddened to watch the intervention show on Lawrence. I was really hopeful that he would get the help he needed. Im sorry for your loss. What a strong family you are. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless You!!

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Date: October 07, 2008
From: Monica
City/State: Georgia

I watched Intervention last night, which is something I never watch. I watched 3 episodes, but didn`t think much of the first two. The last one I watched was Lawrence`s story and I had to turn of the tv, my tears would not stop flowing. I dreamt of him, and can not stop thinking about him. I thought I was crazy, but after looking him up and seeing this here, I see that his story had that effect on a lot of people. After living with an alcohalic for many years I know the denial that comes with it. I wish this intervention could have been done sooner. Lawrence was too young to die and I could tell he was very loved. I have not touched a drink in 3 months and after seeing this, I know I will continue to be sober. Lawrence I can tell in your heart you were a genuine and honest person, who had a disease. It was not your fault. May you rest in peace and may those who love you always remember the good times. God Bless.

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Date: October 07, 2008
From: dawn
City/State: indiana

I watched Intervention again last night, It was the second time I watched Lawrence and I wished there was a different ending. I was agin very saddened of his passing. Thoughts and prayers with your family.

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Date: October 07, 2008
From: rita
City/State: louisiana

the smile at the end of intervention...that is the most beautiful smile ive ever seen.he was so genirouse,giving, careing,...his brothers loved him soo much. God bless that family. peace in heaven for lawrence, i know he is there,just look at what he went through and still gave to people,not getting bitter, just hard working and loving..good story a&e...

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Date: October 07, 2008
From: Molly
City/State:

I watched the show last night and was heartbroken from the beginning for this young man and his situation. I am sure he is in a more peaceful place now, away from the demons that haunted him. I`m sorry but I feel anger at his mother for putting and leaving him him in such a horrible situation, I cannot get my head around how a mom could allow such things to be done to her sons. He was so sensitive, drank to numb the pain of abuse, and died of a broken heart. Parents please protect your children. God rest his soul.

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Date: October 07, 2008
From: LR
City/State: Raleigh NC

I saw "Intervention" last night. What a courageous family and friends to allow your lives to be filmed for this show. Thank you for letting us to get to know you. I dearly hope that Lawrence`s family & friends are getting counseling or going to support groups to deal with the aftermath of his life & death. Best wishes ~ LR

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Date: October 07, 2008
From: Lawrence Garcia
City/State: Los Alamos, NM

I watched the intervention episode last night and I was deeply touched by Lawrence`s story. Lawrence was a very loving and caring person and I wish he would of taken the advice from his family and friends to get help. It really made me think that this can happen to anybody. I will never forget this story. My prayers go out to all the family and friends of Lawrence. -Lawrence

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Date: October 07, 2008
From: Kathy
City/State: Brooklyn

I saw the episode of "Intervention" that featured Lawrence. God bless you and give you peace. Your disease may have taken your life, but not your spirit. Your courage in agreeing to share your story may save lives. Yours was a very worthwhile life -- only cut short way too early. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends.

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Date: October 07, 2008
From: Marlene
City/State: Newfoundland, Canada

I too saw Intervention last night and was touched by Lawrence`s story. I was praying that he would embrace the help and turn his life around and was saddened when I found out he died. He was in my thoughts last night and again when I woke this morning. I guess because he seemed like such a wonderful man with a promising future and he was the same age as me that it just stuck with me. While I watched his story I wished that he could have confronted the stepfather that did those things to him and put all that behind him instead of drowning it all with liquor. He had an amazing family and I wish them all the best. I hope Wendy is doing well because she truly has a heart of gold and she tried so hard to touch Lawrence but he was too far gone. God bless :)

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Date: October 07, 2008
From: Pat
City/State: ky

I watched the intervention last night, like so many others it broke my heart. It touched me so deeply I recorded it, and cry each time I watch it. Like so many on here I never met him, but you can see how special he was just by viewing the show. My deepest sympathy to the family and employees at Neon for such a tragic loss. To Wendy I feel most deeply for you, I know in your heart you have lost your once in a lifetime companion and I hope the good Lord will continue to be by your side.

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Date: October 07, 2008
From: Jennifer
City/State:

Lawrence-- I saw Intervention on A & E last night. Once I started watching your episode, I couldn`t stop. I wanted so badly for you to get the help you needed and come out feeling and doing much, much better. I couldn`t believe it when the ending explained that you had passed away. My heart just sunk and I couldn`t hardly sleep a wink thinking about you. I live in Las Vegas. I even think I`ve been to one of your salons in the past. You sure are a very loved, very special person. I hope you are at peace now. MANY people are missing you and thinking about you..... even ones that didn`t get the chance to meet you. May you rest in peace Lawrence. ~Jennifer

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Date: October 07, 2008
From: Sara
City/State: Los Angeles, CA

I watched Intervention last night, and it brought tears to my eyes! I didn`t have the pleasure to have met you, Lawrence, but from this documentary, I could tell what a great man you were. The way you helped out your Mom and brothers get away from an abusive man, how you excelled in everything you did...except for your alcoholism. During the intervention, you were in denial about your disease and refused to go to treatment, when you finally gave in and went, you didn`t complete it and it cost you your life! I really wich you would`ve completed it and lived to be with Wendi, who obviously, truly and genuinely loved you. May you rest in peace and continue to protect your loved ones. To Lawrence`s family and friends: May God help you find peace in your hearts to know that Lawrence is in the hands of God and is no longer suffering!!

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Date: October 07, 2008
From: Skye
City/State: phoenix

I watched Lawrence`s intervention last night and was deeply touched by his life. I never even knew Lawrence and yet since seeing his story on tv I will never forget his smile as well. You could just tell that he was an amazing guy who was very giving. I hope that Lawrence can one day let out all the tears that he had ever held back while envoloped within the arms of his true father, God. Lawrence, the world can sicken us in every way but it could never take your spirit away... you touched more lives than you could have ever known. Thank you for the lessons your life has tought to millions! -skye age:18

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Date: October 07, 2008
From: Claudia
City/State: Corona, CA

Hello, I just saw Intervention and was so shocked to see that he has passed. I was very hopeful I would see that he had gotten the help he needed and recovered because after watching his story I so wanted this story to have a happy ending as he deserved for all he went through and accomplished. I can`t imagine what his mother and brothers are feeling now and I hope that the good memories and happier times with Lawrence comfort them in this time. My prayers go out to the family, especially Rita, I am a mother and can`t offer enough words to say how sorry I am for your loss.

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Date: October 07, 2008
From: Angie Coorea
City/State: Seattle Washington

I did watch Lawrence`s story last night, and I too had a dream of him. I think that you as a family, it must have been hard to make this a televised show, especially loosing someone so young, loving, funny and so close to all of you. I want to say that you made the right choice. I know that this story will save lives, it probly already has. That is what your Lawrence would have wanted, to help people. God Bless Lawrence, and all of you.

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Date: October 07, 2008
From: Danielle
City/State: Oakdale, mn

I just want to let the family of Lawrence know, there are so many people behind you and with you. I know it`s not easy losing someone so close. I wish so much that I could make it better for you. Just know to this day his story is still touching people`s live`s and he will be remeber all over the world. With deepest sarrows Danielle Another suppoter

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Date: October 07, 2008
From: Bobby Glick
City/State: Springfield Illinois

It has taken some time for me to collect my thoughts. I meet Lawerence in Las Vegas October 2004. I like anyone who would had meet Lawerence immediately knew he was very special. I spent a lot of time getting to know him and to this day I still can`t believe he is gone. Lawerence was a true miracle to me and I will never for get him. I lost my dad to suicide in August 2004 and I just didn`t want to be around my family anymore so I packed my things and drove to las Vegas. Lawerence and I meet up about three weeks after I moved to Vegas and I have to admit he made me feel like I was his little brother which was different for myself because I am in only child. What more could be said I wish he was here today.

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Date: October 07, 2008
From: Gena
City/State: Las Vegas

I got a text from my girlfriend starlaa last night. It was a text that is everyone`s worst nightmare. She said i am watching an intervention on Lawrence and he doesn`t look the same i asked her if was dying she said oh my god girl he passed away in february of this year. I was in shock, i couldn`t believe it. Well i ended up watching the intervention and had tears in my eyes it was so very sad to see the way Lawrenced looked. You could just tell he was sick. I started crying and especially at the end. i wish i could have paid my respects to him and go to his funeral but i just found out the bad news last night. The Lawrence i remember glowed like an angel on earth with the prettiest smile. that is the way i will always remember him as. Lawrence will always have a place in my heart and will never be forgotten. Now he is an angel in heaven looking down from up above. My heart goes out to his family members and close friends. God bless his soul. it saddens me that it was alcohol that took his life. but i am happy he doesn`t feel the pain. if i knew where his burial was i would go put flowers on it. he was one of the first people i met in vegas in 1999. you will always be loved and missed dearly, much love always Gena

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Date: October 07, 2008
From: maryann
City/State: nassau

This was my second time watching intervention and was never so touch watching Lawrence Ryan going through his addiction, I only wish that intervention would have been there sooner. Wendy you were a blessing to Lawrence giving up your life to help lawrence, God has many blessing in store for you. To his Mom Rita and brothers my deepest sympathy and may god be with you always. I will never forget this episode of intervention with Lawrence, I don`t know him but i will miss him. may his soul rest in peace

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Date: October 08, 2008
From: Shaune P
City/State: Chicago, IL

Deepest condolences to Rita, Rayes, Raul and Wendy as well as the whole Neon family. Such a tragic loss. Lawrence lived on his own terms and though he only had 34 years on this earth, he lived like he had 100. God bless!

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Date: October 08, 2008
From: Feliza Lomeli
City/State: Orange, CA

Lawrence, I saw a re-run of the show on Tuesday morning at 2am. It is now Wednesday and I can`t stop thinking about you and how you struggled with your personal situation. My prayer`s are with your mother Rita and brothers as well as Wendy. You accomplished so much in your short life, much more than many people do and I give you high fives for that. Thank you for the inspiration you have given me and may God Bless you.

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Date: October 09, 2008
From: Jasmine
City/State: Virgina

I watch Intervention just about once a week, but watching Lawrence`s story has been the most thought provoking and touching I have ever seen. I have seen his story twice already and each time, I have been a emotional wreck. I wanted to say that after watching, I feel that it has been very sad that he didnt get the chance to get the treatment he so well deserved and needed, he had so much going for him not only was he a beautiful person on the outside he was so beautiful on the inside. In the short amount of time I got to watch the show, I somehow felt I got to know him. God Bless that beautiful man and God hold him heaven forever. I will never forget Lawrence`s story.

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Date: October 11, 2008
From: Gena Gradine
City/State: Las Vegas, NV

Lawrence here i am again. I just have to get this off my chest. I have had this committee going on in my head and it won`t stop. The person that was unknown and left that message. I know what they were trying to say. it stuck out like a sore thumb. See Lawrence I know you are by far one of the best business men i know. You were extremely good at everything you wanted to accomplish. Look at all the tanning salons you owned. You did it all on your own. I am very proud of you. But what i want to say is sometimes the people around you may seem like they are your friends, put you up on a pedestal, manipulate you no matter how smart you were it happens to the best of us, you were a person that tried to see the good in people and help them. You were in denial to what was really going on. Success brings greed, envy, jealousy and brings evil in your life. Those type of people look for your weakness and try to kick you down in any which way, shape or form. Misery likes company and before you realize it you are getting brought down with them. They couldn`t stand it. You had everything they didn`t have. But you deserved every bit of your success. When people can`t be happy for you and what you had accomplished for yourself they are not your friends. In reality they are your enemys. I have had people come and go out of my life because i would always learn the hard way. But i learned alot living in this city. I just know you could have beat this disease. You were sober for 3 weeks. I know by your intervention you will help millions of people out there. Something doesn`t add up here. How you relapsed is beyond me. Only you and god know that one. You took it to your grave. But the truth always comes out one way or another. I truely believe you didn`t want to give up you were a strong person. I almost thought you were invincible. It`s a shame this had to happen to you Lawrence you deserved a long prosperous life. I feel your family and friends around you before your passing did what they could god bless them for that. But something went wrong. What i am not sure i just have this overwelming feeling. If i affended anyone i am sorry. But i couldn`t hold it in anymore. Lawrence had a heart of gold. He was too nice to the wrong people. But he has many people that love him and will always have a piece of him in there hearts until we all meet in the spirit world with Lawrence and his gorgeous smile no one can ever forget. I miss you so much. I can`t stop thinking about you. I guess i am still in shock. It feels just like yesterday that we met. Everyone that knows you Lawrence knows you wouldn`t put anyone through this pain of such a loss. It`s not your fault. I am just glad i got to be your friend and now you are not in any pain of any sort. You were an angel on earth now your an angel in heaven. I feel so bad i didn`t know of your passing. i would have been there to pay you the respect you deserve. I will some how find out where your grave site is and leave some flowers. Your family and friends are in my prayers everynight. God bless you Lawrence. I will also try to help with your legacey. love always, Gena Gradine, Here is my e-mail address in case anyone feels the need to talk. I listen and give good advice as well. gena_gradine@yahoo.com

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Date: October 12, 2008
From: Yvette
City/State: Kansas

I just watched Lawrence`s episode on Intervention. As always, when I watch these interventions, I pray that the person will accept the intervention and be helped by it. I cried so much when I Lawrence accepted a new chance at life, and cried even more when I found out his intervention was too late. Please accept my condolences. If my heart is broken, I can only imagine how bad the pain is for his family. Did Lawrence ever get therapy to help him deal with his abusive childhood? I know his mother said she was sorry for allowing that to happen to her precious child, but I can`t help but feel like she failed him as a mother. Even though he was stronger than most people (able to get through life, be successful, and still have a heart of gold), in the end his horrible childhood life got the best of him. I see it all the time, people overcome the worst, only to let those times slip back in and destroy them at a later time. Of course, I`m sure the biggest contributor to his demise (other than his abusive step-father), was the wretched woman he married. Had he married a woman who was respectful, caring, and loving...who would have stood by his side, held his hand, and complemented his life (rather than the bad choice of a wife he ended up with), he probably would have been here today. Anyway, again, I pray for your hearts to heal, and the grief to lessen. I am so sorry for your loss. I lost my brother recently, and the pain can become unbearable at times, but, incredibly, you will survive this...you will.

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Date: October 18, 2008
From: Lozz
City/State: a memory

hey Lawrence... i know this is long overdue but i couldn`t come to terms w/knowing what i knew and what i didn`t and couldn`t accept you passing because i never got to say goodbye. i still remember your laugh, it still makes me smile when i think of it. i remember you as you were 7yrs ago. i remember alot of things that happend in vagas that i`d like to keep between us and will never forget when i left for guam how hard it was to say goodbye so i didn`t. if i had known it`d be our last i wouldn`t have ever left your side. i know your resting peacefully w/the angels now and your memories will forever stay in my heart.

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Date: October 22, 2008
From: Kerbie A.
City/State: NJ

Man, didn`t know this great guy before the A&E show, and damn I wish I would`ve had the chance to meet him. He seemed to be a great guy. For some reason I felt a connection. I wish the best for his family, friends, and co-workers.

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Date: December 02, 2008
From: Robyn
City/State: New Orleans, La

I saw the episode of Intervention and I haven`t been able to stop thinking about it. It was just too sad. I wonder if he knew how much he would help people with that show. I also see a lot of comments on here about people taking advantage of him in his life and I could tell that he was the type of person who would do anything for anyone and unfortunately those are the people who get the greedy surrounding them. I`m praying for Lawrence`s family and friends. I know alcoholism is rough. I have it happening in my family now. x

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Date: January 19, 2009
From: DUI Instructor
City/State: North Dakota

I use Lawrence`s episode to teach other`s about alcoholism. His episode is very moving and has touched many people who have come through my classes. I tell my clients that he was a good person who simply had a problem that went unchecked for too long. I show it every two weeks, and it puts a lump in my throat every time. This past week I was wondering what ever happened to his family and business. I was hoping that his brothers would have tried to revive his business, and I see they and their mother have. Kudos to them. I will be showing the episode again this evening. Lawrence will be touching 4 more lives this evening. Rest in peace Lawrence. You were a good man.

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Date: January 26, 2009
From: NIKKI STEPHENS
City/State: CARTERSVILLE GA

Although I`ve watched the Intervention episode a few times, it was tonight that I finally researched Mr. Ryan. It`s just strange because we`re the same age and he life ended too early. I really hate that he passed on because he was successful & vibrant human being. My codolences goes to the Ryan family.

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Date: January 26, 2009
From: paula
City/State: kcmo

god,bless u rest in peace.

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Date: January 26, 2009
From: Dora
City/State: Claremont, CA

I can`t stop thinking about Lawrence ... he helped me and he didn`t even know it.

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Date: January 26, 2009
From: lisa marie
City/State: Regin, SK, CANADA

WOW, how many lives this man has touched, some hes met and some not...I too watched him on the TV program jus like many others on here. Such an amazingly handsome man who lost his way. I cannot express how sorry i am to his family, its just a sad ending...a mother should never have to lay her child to rest. I hope his story helps others in need. My deepest condolences to his family and his friends

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Date: January 26, 2009
From: Tracy
City/State: Sterling IL

I just watched the A&E and my heart aches for you and your family... I prayed for you to go get the help and was so happy you did then crushed to find out you died. I cried. How sad however, Its great to see how many people you touched, You helped so many in your life and in your death, including me. I pray for your brothers you left behind I hope they find peace in all this. Its been nearly a year now, your memory lives. God Bless.

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Date: January 26, 2009
From: Brenda
City/State: Las Vegas

My deepest sympathies to Lawrence Ryan`s entire family. I just viewed the show Intervention. I was glued to this particular episode. I sincerely hoped that Lawrence would first of all get the help he needed, and secondly, get his life back on track, and get his businesses back together. I was more than shocked to see at the end of the show that he had passed on. I too, have a sister who is not only an alcoholic, but also a drug addict who can surely use some help, but I just don`t know where to find her half the time, and I know she`ll refuse the help if offered. Anyway, my prayers to the entire family. Lawrence is no longer in bondage, and he can fly free now. God rest his soul.

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Date: January 26, 2009
From: Kristine
City/State: Fort Wayne, IN

I just saw Mr. Ryan`s episode of Intervention and wanted to express my condolences to his family and friends. He seemed to testify to the true meaning of life, that is to help your fellow man and believe in unconditional love. We could all learn an important lesson from him. Good luck to you all in the future and to Mr. Ryan, may GOD give you eternal peace.

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Date: January 26, 2009
From: Jerry Ortiz
City/State: San Bernardino,Calif

To The Family Of Lawrence,I just finished watching Intervention,just want to Thank You for letting that episode air,I was formally from Las Vegas left in 2000,wished I would have known him as he showed what a wonderful person he was,May God Bless you all(Rita and Sons)Just know the Lord has him in his home now and Lawrence is no longer in pain and will always be by your side.God Bless.

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Date: January 27, 2009
From: Lara
City/State: NJ

Hi Lawrence. I just watched your Intervention episode again last night. It`s the third time that I saw it. Your story haunts me each and every time and watching you struggle with your additction literally makes my heart ache. You seemed like such a tender soul and a beautiful person. It breaks my heart to know that you were not able to escape the grip of that horrible disease. It breaks my heart that you weren`t able to experience some of the most wonderful things in life. Being completely in love, having a child, growing old with your best friend and partner in life. Your deserved all of those things and more. Please know how much your story touched me.

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Date: January 27, 2009
From: Melody
City/State: Santa Fe

I just watched the "Intervention" on A&E. I watch this show weekly, but this show with Lawrence was different. I thought of Lawrence for an hour before going to bed and the first thing this morning. I can`t get him off my mind. Even though I didn`t know Lawrence, I felt an immediate connection with him. I looked on the internet this morning to see if I would find anything about Lawrence, and I found this site. I read every entry and it`s amazing how many lives he touched not only to the people he knew but most amazingly for all who watched his intervention. My condolences to all his family and friends. He seemed like an amazing brother. Wow, such a young person to raise his younger brothers with such love and kindness and accomplish all that he did. That doesn`t happen much these days. After reading these entries, will someone please answer me and tell me what it means when some of you say that "The people who wronged him will pay for it". How did people wrong him? I am very curious to know how people would wrong such a wonderful and giving person. Some of the entries even insinuate that his death was intentional, or could have been prevented. Was someone out to get him? Please, answer my question, and if his family sees this entry, I would like to know more about this amazing person. Thank you very much. My email is bernalmelody@yahoo.com

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Date: January 27, 2009
From: Rhea
City/State: Toronto

I watched Intervention last night, and I haven`t been able to get Lawrence`s story out of my head. It was sad to see that child abuse & alcohol abuse had claimed another victim... As many others have already stated, he was a good man and selflessly did things for others, yet didn`t take care of himself. I found myself rooting for him and was so shocked when I found out that he didn`t recover. He had so much more in his life to look forward to. May God bless him & his family

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Date: January 27, 2009
From: mary
City/State: connecticut

Lawrence, your kindness and humanity came through the television set and touched so many with out meeting them personally. Not only do you teach a lesson on alcoholism, but on parenting. your step father will not meet you in heaven. If any one is a step parent, please know that you will affect that child FOREVER. Learn from Lawrence: be kind, caring and compassionate. To Lawrence`s brother`s: How lucky to have been raised by such a soul! Rest in peace. Yaya con dios angelito.

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Date: January 27, 2009
From: RUSSELL
City/State: TEMECULA CALIFORNIA

I JUST SEEN THE INTERVENTION LAST NIGHT & WAS PRETTY SAD AFTER I WATCHED IT. I HAVE SEEN MANY OF THE INTERVENTIONS EPISODES, BUT THIS ONE REALLY BUMMED ME OUT. I AM NOT AT ALL A HOMOSEXUAL, BUT LAWRENCE WAS A GOOD LOOKING DUDE & IN SHAPE ...PAUSE... & SEEMED TO HAVE EVERYTHING GOING FOR HIM, & WHEN THE (GHB) WAS TAKEN OFF THE MARKET & MADE ILLEGAL HE TURNED TO (SKY VODKA) ALCAHOL & SLOWLY FEEL APART. I WISH HE WOULDA SEEN A DR. & GOT SOME BENZOS OR SSRI`S PRESCRIBED TO SUBSTITUTE FOR THE RELAXING FEELING OF (GHB) HE WAS USING A MAN LIKE THAT WHO WENT THRU BEATINGS & ABUSE AS A KID ONLY TO BECOME A SUCCESSFULL ADULT WHO WAS THE MEAL TICKET FOR ALOT OF PEOPLE THRU HIS HARD WORK WOULD DEFINITLY BE HARD TO CONVINCE THAT HE HAD A ALCAHOL PROBLEM CUZ HE HAD 2 MUCH PRIDE, BUT I WISH SOMEBODY STEPPED IN SOONER NE WAYZ MY CONDOLENCES TO HIS FAMILY & LAWRENCE ILL C U (IF) I GET THIER. MEANING (HEAVEN) I KNOW UR THIER, BUT IM NOT SURE ABOUT ME YET

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Date: January 27, 2009
From: mary
City/State: connecticut

Lawrence, your kindness and humanity came through the television set and touched so many with out meeting them personally. Not only do you teach a lesson on alcoholism, but on parenting. your step father will not meet you in heaven. If any one is a step parent, please know that you will affect that child FOREVER. Learn from Lawrence: be kind, caring and compassionate. To Lawrence`s brother`s: How lucky to have been raised by such a soul! Rest in peace. Vaya con dios angelito.

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Date: January 27, 2009
From: Amber
City/State: Arlington Texas

I have to say Lawrence`s story really touched me. i have never watched intervention and actually cried. I was really happy when Lawrence decided to go to treatment and just knew was a strong person just by hearing him talk. He really was a go getter in life and i was touched just within 10 minutues of hearing his story. My parent divorced because my dad is an alcoholic and has lost every thing he ever had. he didnt get to keep his company nor did he get to keep his family. i dont talk to my dad much these days but i pray so hard that one day he will admit his disease which is that he is an alcoholic. i miss him horribly as well. Lawrence u really were a great person and you touched many lives. Your family and friends were truely blessed. You took such good care of everyone and never even thought of yourself. I just know that the lord is taking good care of you now and you are still in heaven making sure everything is okay for your family and friends. I pray for your family and hope they are okay. I just wanted to say you really touched me lawrence i am sorry for you and your familys loss.

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Date: January 28, 2009
From: Gabriel
City/State: Bismarck, ND

I just wanted to express my sorrow for your family. I always watch Intervention hoping for the best outcome for treatment. Being an alcoholic myself, my heart sank when I read the tragedy at the end. I know for a fact that Lawrence`s story will help many many people get the help they need. Especially those in deep denial. Thank you so much for allowing this to be shared. My heart goes out to you.

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Date: January 29, 2009
From: Nancy S.
City/State: Massachusetts

Tahnk You for sharing your story of the alcoholism and effect it has on family and friends. I am a recovering alcoholic and to be reminded of what alcohol can do helps to keep me sober. I am no longer in DENIAL. But for the Grace of God, there go I.

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Date: January 31, 2009
From: Shannon
City/State: Las Vegas

I have Intervention on my digital recorder to record this show every week and I have been watching for a long time. But this show with Lawrence has touched me the most by far. He seemed to be a great man to work for and to be a friend of. I was in shock at the end of the episode where it states that he relapsed and died. I sat on my bed, numb and heartbroken for his family for a few minutes. May you rest in peace, Lawrence.

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Date: February 02, 2009
From: Sharon
City/State: Virginia

I didn`t know Lawrence personally, but his story aired last week and touched me so deeply that I just wanted to reach out to the family and let them know he has not been forgotten. He loved his family so deeply but you could see that there was still a pain in his soul that he was trying to cover it with the alcohol. I don`t think Lawrence saw his true beauty. He was a handsome man, but I don`t think he saw the beauty everyone else saw--the beauty of a sweet, selfless and forgiving son, brother and friend. A man, who despite his own childhood abuse, chose to be giving and helpful instead of bitter and abusive to others. I don`t think it is a coincidence that those of us who were broken-hearted that he lost his battle needed to reach out. I only wish that Lawrence could have seen himself the way God sees all of us--flawed and fragile.. but still so beautiful. To Lawrence`s family--thank you for sharing his story with us and I hope that you continue to find healing.

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Date: February 15, 2009
From: Jennifer
City/State: West Valley, Utah

I`m from Utah and I just watched the Intervention program in which Lawrence was in. I just want to say my heart and prayers go out to the family and friends of Lawrence. I just had a brother in-law die a week ago of a Herion overdose. Nobody really understands the power of addiction. Your story just broke my heart and to think how many others are affected from this horriable disease, you did the right thing for Lawrence. I`m sorry for your loss and hopefully his story can help others suffering from addiction. May your soul rest in peace Lawrence. Jennifer L. Prokopis

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Date: February 16, 2009
From: Elia
City/State:

Hello my precious cousin! It`s amazing how your story is still touching so many. Your legacy is never ending :) My tears still come and go, but ultimately you are where God needs you now. I miss you. Well, it is almost a year since we lost you... maybe that`s why it has been so hard for me these past few days. You are always in my heart...until we meet again. I love you...

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Date: February 17, 2009
From: Liz
City/State: canada

I only got to know Lawrence through the program "Intervention" but his story broke my heart. Such a fine person on such a destructive path. He has touched the lives of many he never met by sharing his story on TV and I hope this is of some comfort to his family and dear friends. I wish you peace and comfort, Lawrence. Your pain is over.

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Date: February 22, 2009
From: Natalie
City/State: Toronto

RIP. It has been a year and your Intervention story is still in my mind and my heart. God Bless.

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Date: February 22, 2009
From: Aunt Liz
City/State: Tracy,Calif

well here it is 1yr and you are still in many prayers and helping others. miss you so much i hope god has you working with uncle Angel. We miss both of you i know i will see you again in that better world again we love and miss you

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Date: February 26, 2009
From: Sony
City/State: modesto

Went to where you were laid to rest. The stone that your mom picked was beautiful. I know that you were with us. Not a day goes by that I don`t think of you. I am almost finished with your scrapbook I got some pictures from your mom and Bill put them on a disk for me. It`s from when you were a little duckie until the present. I will share them with the family once it is completed. Love you Lawrance (duck)

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Date: May 10, 2009
From: Juanita
City/State: melbourne, Australia

My heart goes out to his family and friends and anyone that knew him, I understand the situation and the destructiveness of an addiction because I have been in the same situation as his family and friends were. My heart truly goes out to everyone, the intervention episode was touching. I`m so sorry this had to happen everyone. I don`t know the family and they don`t know me but if your reading this you can contact me on juanita_cobani@hotmail.com I leave you with a poem: The ones you love can never really die They`re living deep inside you everyday They hear you when you laugh and cry There`s nothing that can take that love away It`s hard that you can hold them in your arms Or hear them as you walk in through a door They aren`t around to keep you safe from harms Or pick you up when you are on the floor But know that you are always on their mind And they will stay inside your heart You cannot leave such love as that behind And know you two can never be apart The hurt is real That too is apart of you But keep in mind it`s still The same person that you knew Much love Love Juanita

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Date: May 14, 2009
From: Naomi Guevara
City/State: Tracy, California

Hello there beautiful cousin of mine. I can`t believe it has been over a year already....time just flies by like nothing. I hope your doing well up there.....I wonder at times if you had the chance to meet up with Uncle Angel yet. I hear your mom got you the most gorgeous head stone - I can`t wait to see it. I was talking to Briana about going out there - we are gonna be planning a visit real soon. Briana is finishing up her 1st year of College and she is gonna be taking a summer class and then she begins the 2nd year in August. Malia is finishing up her 6th grade year and will be starting 7th grade in August as well. You know me cousin just the same oh same oh....trying to survive each day like everyone else....taking one day at a time and trying to stay positive. Well cousin I just wanted to stop by and say hello and give you alittle update on my and the girls. Always thinking about you...I love you! Cousin Naomi

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Date: May 24, 2009
From: Brenda
City/State: Maryland

Dear family and loved one of Lawrence Ryan. I just watched the Intervention story of your dear Lawrence and I was never so moved as I was watching this. I too have a family member who suffers from this sad disease and I was able to relate to this story. I was heartbroken however with the ending, I had such hopes. Please be assured that I feel you have been so luckly to have had Lawrence however briefly, in your life! Thank you for making this story avaible to the public. More people than ever got the chance to see your precious angel. God Bless, Brenda

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Date: May 24, 2009
From: Beth Mason
City/State: Liberty, Missouri

I just watched Lawrence`s story and my heart broke for his family...In my prayers always.

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Date: May 24, 2009
From: N.M.
City/State: Georgia

To the mom and brothers of Lawrence~ I was thankful to find a place to post you a message in hopes that you may see it. Many have said "lives will be saved from his story" but I have a real life story for you that is not just a hope but the reality that had my sister not seen the episode of your dear Lawrence last July, she most definitely WOULD NOT be alive today! She has been telling me about it since then, about an episode of Intervention she saw that woke her up and made her realize that if she did not get sober, one day I would have my heart broken from finding her passed away from her alcohol and drug abuse. We lost our brother from drugs years ago and both parents are passed away and we have no one left in our family but each other. Space does not permit the whole story, but suffice it to say bad choices and circumstances and family deaths spiraled her down into a bottomless pit of despair where she tried to numb her pain. She lost everything and moved in with us and I had no clue how sick she really was. But God knew and as He planned, she happened to see the episode where you all so generously and bravely shared your story. I can tell you 100% with no reservations that it saved her life....she stopped drinking then and there and has not had a drink since! (and I would know because she lives in my house and is never away from me except to work) It broke through her denial in a way nothing else ever has.....unfortunately she continued to take pain pills but that was dealt with also as she got arrested and as she sat there (we refused to bail her out) she actually had a very authentic experience with God and has been clean and sober since. She works, goes to AA,pays rent and contributes, and is actively working on her sobriety day by day :) Nothing will ever bring your Lawrence back to you, but I wanted you to know that for SURE one life was saved because of you sharing his story! I am so grieved for your loss, but he did not die in vain as I know his story will go on and spare others. I wanted to share a scripture with you~~~ "Very truly, I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. Those who love their life lose it, and those who hate their life in this world will keep it for eternal life."John 12:24~~~~~ I pray your memories and knowing the prayers and appreciation still being extended from SO MANY everywhere continue to be a comfort and strength to you and I hope you all have gotten some emotional and spiritual support to help you carry this. Your interventionist (Jeff VanVonderen) is a wonderful man of God whose writings have helped me so much...consider perhaps checking out these free daily meditaions that have been life to my own hurting and thirsty soul....nacronline.com Take care and know how much sharing your brokeness has meant to my family :`)

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Date: May 24, 2009
From: Shannon Colvin
City/State: Indiana

I saw the Intervention show today for the first time and was saddened to see that Lawrence had passed away. I cried and cried. To his family and friends I am so sorry for your loss. My mom is an alcoholic in denial and my father died at the age of 46 from drinking a liter of vodka a day. Alcoholics dont see how much their drinking affects everyone around them that cares for them. You are in my prayers and I thank you for sharing his story. He was such a special person and he still continues to touch peoples lives.

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Date: May 24, 2009
From: Cinthia
City/State: Miami, FL

I just finished watching Intervention... You were an amazing person, a fighter, a giver and the pillar or your family. What its truly amazing is that through the show you have been able to offer the same strength to millions of other people around the world... You were a giver not a taker and I have no doubt that because of this you are now finally resting in peace...

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Date: May 24, 2009
From: Sylvia
City/State: Orange County, CA

To Lawrence`s friends and family: My thoughts and prayers go out to you. I just finished watching the Intervention special and out of all the episodes, that one really, truly touched my heart. Thank you for letting this episode air to show people what can happen to people that are going though what Lawrence went through. He seemed like a good, intelligent, smart, and loving person. I would have loved to have him as a friend. RIP Lawrence.

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Date: May 25, 2009
From: Sara
City/State: IL

I just finished watching the show. What a beautiful person he was! Over a year after his passing, I know that he is still touching lives! I pray that your family finds comfort with each passing day. May God bless you all.

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Date: May 27, 2009
From: Jared
City/State: Mankato, MN

Mom, I knew your son, I knew your son at the height of his addiction, not on the way up, not on the way down. Beyond his humor, I only remember the addiction. In 30 days I will have 5 years clean. It will also have been 5 years and 2 weeks since I left Vegas. I now have a full relationship with my 6 year-old son and I have a new 6 week old baby boy. I saw L every week and most weeks 2 or 3 times. It very much disturbs me that others discuss their parties and weekend trips on a tribute to your son, but I write to tell you, his words were among those that helped me get clean and stay clean. His death was not in vain, it was one that saved my life. I have not watched the A&E show as my meetings do enough to keep me in line. I didn`t know L`s personal life or business life, I only saw his party side and there is were he helped me turn my life around. I have shared my experiences with L at my meetings and I`m positive they have affected other lives for the better and I know had I died, as I was so close, my parents would have found some solace in knowing my life had a positive impact on others as your son had on myself I only pray you can understand that addiction is the single worst thing a person can experience. z3m25@yahoo.com You can email me with any questions you might have. I`d be happy to share the life I`ve been given. J

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Date: June 11, 2009
From: BEN
City/State: medford,or

Unfortunantely i just watched the," Intervention" show about you and found out that u had passed, I am actually an addict to painkillers prescribed by Dr`s not by choice, but i know i need help so all day today I have been on the phone calling places to get in and i believe i have found a Detox center in Roseburg, OR called Crossroads, while I am there i wil think of you and not only do it for my kids but for those that didnt get the help in time, I Love you bro, I can relate to some of your story that i saw, so i can feel your like a bro to me in a sort of way, GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY, I can be reached at," Mr1derful13@yahoo.com" for one of the family members that ever want to write me and find out about my outcome, Just so u know ill be thinking of you, I just go through crying, happy knowing i will be o.k. thanks to your story, sorry you are gone but i want you to know that u are gonna help save my life.. Ben Love ya bro....

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Date: October 01, 2009
From: Elia
City/State: California

Happy Birthday my dear cousin...I love you and miss you. I know you are celebrating with the Lord now....

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Date: October 01, 2009
From: Ruth Petitt
City/State: Kenton

HAPPY BIRTHDAY. I know every will miss the celebration with you, but some of us do know the JOY we share in knowing that you are up there with our Lord and celebrating with him and all those family members who have gone before you. Give my kids a big kiss and tell them I love them and miss them but I also know that they are not alone. Love you...Auntie Ruth

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Date: November 06, 2009
From: Aunt Liz
City/State: Tracy,CA

I know its been awhile and we miss you.Now you have your cousins, Yolanda, Michael,Rochell,and Mela and Pablo So we need all you to watch over our extened family til we all meet again love you all

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Date: December 18, 2009
From: Liisa
City/State: Perth Western AustraliaI

I did not have the pleasure of knowing Lawrence. I live half a world away , all the way over in Western Australia! I watched Intervention which aired here last night... Although its been a year since his passing and the live taping of the Intervention show, I felt compelled to post this note.. Living thousands of miles away from Nevada, it shows just how much 1 person can affect another. Lawrence was an incredible person. His face was kind and showed the man he was :-) To his family I offer my sincere condolences. Lawrences loss was needless and so unfair. He wa such a giving, kind man. For me to be moved by a television show over a year old and for me to actively look for this website, shows the impact Lawrence had. Such a sad loss and my heart goes out to his family. i hope you are in a happy place Lawrence, where people dont take advantage of your kindness Love and hugs from all the way over in Australia, Liisa

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Date: February 15, 2010
From: Abby
City/State: NY

I just saw this tragic story on A&E`s "Intervention". What angers and pains me about Lawrence`s death isn`t that he was an addict. I understand addiction and its demonic power, but, seeing his mother and knowing the hell and torture and abuse she put him through at a young age, infuriates me. She got pregnant at 16 with him and his biological father was absent in his life but yet, she managed to have not another but two other sons. Then, she got married to someone else at 20, who beat her and beat Lawrence until his bottom would bleed. After years of horrible abuse by the stepfather, Lawrence`s mother abandoned him for a month, leaving the monster stepdad home to beat Lawrence more. All the while, he was an amazing high school student and athlete, maintaining a near perfect GPA. He was sailing through college when his mother managed to bankrupt herself, forcing Lawrence to drop out of college and play dad and husband to his brothers and mother. Is it any wonder Lawrence, God rest his soul, had such rage? I am not blaming his mother for his drinking, but, my God, his mom never once apologizes to him in the intervention, and, by the way, she went on to have at least 2 more kids with God knows how many other different men. Women like her should have their ovaries removed - she is a piece of trash, as is any mother who set her son on a path of destruction. Lawrence never had a responsible parent and becasue of his mother, he was abused in ways that had to be nightmarish. I am so sick and saddened that the world lost a good looking, smart, intelligent, business man who would have added so much good to the world. I`d like to have sympathy for his mom, but right now I am just too sad. This is yet another tragic story of a teenager having kids who is mentally incompetant to take care of anyone and lacks basic responsibility. How very sad.

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Date: February 15, 2010
From: Orlando
City/State: Lawrence,MASS

I am writing here today because i just watch the Intervension Episode the air in Boston about Lawrence what a wonderful person , full of life and energy with so much to give and so many people who loved him, i did not know him but i would of love to be his friend , to his family goes my my sorrow i actually call the Tanning location to talk to then and let then know how he had touch my feeling this way, life is a diffucult road and i am sure he is in a better place now , to his brothers and mom please let keep his memory alive only if we could turn back time. YOU WILL BE MISS!

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Date: February 15, 2010
From: Danielle
City/State: Washington DC

Today I watched Lawrence Intervention story, His story was so moving to me that I felt the need to post a message. Lawrence had such a wonderful life and I was truly sadden by the out come of his story. Even though Lawrence is gone, his life will continue to touch and change the lives of others. God Bless :).

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Date: February 15, 2010
From: Kristine L.
City/State: Long Island, NY

I am watching Lawrence`s story on Intervention...this is the second time today it has been on. I have see it several times before; his story has stayed with me from the first time I saw it. I cannot turn it off....his story touches me deeply. I would feel like I was disrespecting him if I turned off his episode. His love for his family and friends was amazing; he did so much for so many. I know that his story continues to touch people and help others who might be in a similar situation. My prayers will continue to be with him and his family. God Bless you, Lawrence.

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Date: February 15, 2010
From: Amanda
City/State: Atlanta,GA

I just watched the intervention on A&E and although I didn`t know Lawrence I was really touched by this intervention. I felt so sorry for the family and friends of Lawrence that fought so hard. You will be truly missed and my blessings goes out to all his family and friends.

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Date: February 16, 2010
From: Mauro Saldana
City/State: Sacra

Lawrence, After all that you went through as a kid, Its amazing you still found the strength to help out and build up as many people as you did. I was impressed with your strength, down to the fact you never cried during the episode. I didn`t agree with the intervention because everyone was basically threatening to leave you (you and I seen it the same way) when you needed them. You were ten times the man most people are, including those punks who tried to judge you. I`m sorry you never got over your hurt. And as someone who can relate...I admire you for riding this out until the wheels fell off. I knew you would because those other addicts were weak and you were so strong. I knew you would die, because that is what you wanted. I salute you for all you accomplished and all you survived....and that you still could love people.

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Date: February 16, 2010
From: CQueruel
City/State:

Although, it has been two years of your passing, you still touch the hearts of many. Only you my friend, understand the pain you felt inside. We are no one to judge especially when your heart was of gold. You opened the doors to many giving them a life they would have never had without you!! My friend you have touched my heart and I have never met you. Fortunate are the ones who hold memories with you!! Smile.... in our hearts.

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Date: February 16, 2010
From: Heather Lewis
City/State: Halifax Nova Scotia Canada

I was home sick from work.... I live in a country seperate to him, a world apart from you his family however after over a whole day I cannot get him out of my mind.. He held something important for me. Blessed be him and what impact he has on me.I know I was ment to see this... To his family, his life go not in vein, I will find a purpose.

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Date: February 17, 2010
From: Takeesha Pittman
City/State: Valley, AL

I watch Intervention sporadically and I have never seen Lawrence`s story before last night. I have never been so touched by a person and the pain he suffered. It was obvious he was using the alcohol to numb the pain of the past and present. His family was so loving and helpful in the only way they knew how. I know that there is only once place for people like Lawrence and that is heaven. His love for his family was undeniable. I am so sorry for your loss - it says a lot about a person when 2 years after his death he is still making an impact on the lives of others. May God bless his entire family and may he rest in peace.

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Date: February 21, 2010
From: Cynthia
City/State: Phoenix, Arizona

Lawrence, I wish you were able to let your guard down, if only for yourself. But of course you could not, because that is how you survived all your life. I am also the eldest and suffered abuse from my father over several years. I have tried to save my sisters and had hoped as a child that I was deflecting from them what I endured. Not true, my father molested them as well. I found out much later in life, after I had already "kept the secret" for so long. It killed my Mother when she found out (she died of cancer a few years later) and last year my sister died of addiction. I cannot relate to my other sister, since we only know the roles we played in the family; I was her caretaker and she was my little angel. My sister who passed, Valerie, was my best friend. My only friend in the secretive world of child abuse and shame and guilt. I told her everything. She has taken everything I spilled out to her with her. I feel I have died a small death with Val. And when I watched Lawrence on Intervention for the first time today (I recorded it from Monday), I was moved beyond normal. I lost someone else to this disease, this monster, this terrible plague that we cannot find a cure for. Nor can we find any compassion for it among the masses. Please know that I will never forget you Lawrence, and your beautiful soul. At least it was not one of your brothers or mother who succumbed to addiction/alcohol. That would have meant much more suffering on your part. Because that was who you were, looking out for yours before yourself. You killed yourself instead. My heart aches for you. If only you could have seen that asking for help is not weakness. Most people do not understand this, but we are all here for each other. To love and take care of another. But wait, you already knew that. It was how you lived your life. All my Love...

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Date: February 22, 2010
From: C
City/State: Phoenix, Arizona

I would like to add this: To Lawrence`s family and friends and fans, today is two years since he passed. I hope someone honors his memory and his strength and his way of showing love. I will do my part. I honor the child and what he endured and the responsible adult he became by helping all those he touched and lifted. I will try to help someone who is addicted to drugs or alcohol in a constructive and non-enabling way. Now it`s your turn...

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Date: March 03, 2010
From: sarah
City/State: New York

To Lawrence`s family and Wendy: I saw Lawrence on Intervention for the first time a few weeks ago and his story has stayed with me. For someone who dealt with many tragedies it seemed as though he handled life with grace and aplomb. Lawrence seemed like an amazing person beneath the alcohol addiction and it`s so sad that his life was cut short by such a cruel disease. I heard a quote one time and think it applies well to Lawrence; "he lived, loved, laughed and left, and the world will never be the same". My thoughts go out to you that while Lawrence will always be in your hearts, the pain of loosing him will lessen in time as you realize that Lawrence is now at peace and finally free of his addiction.

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Date: March 17, 2010
From: StarLaa
City/State: Tulsa

This breaks my heart- he was such a sweet and caring person. A great friends as I knew him through the business world on the Tanning industry and as good friends. He was a amazing person and I am so sorry to know he lost his battle. One thing is for sure, he loved his family more than anything in the world. I miss you!!

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Date: May 10, 2010
From: Aunt Sony
City/State: modesto ca

My dear Lawrence you are with me everyday of the year. Every time I hear ducks quacking right away the first thought that comes to my mind it`s you. There was one day about 4:30 in the morning on my way to work there was a duck right in the center of the street and my first thought was there is lawrence. I guess you already met up cousin Yolanda some months ago and just last week your cousin Manuel. Love you always!
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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Shannon
City/State: Corona

My heart goes out to your Family. I cried when watching this epsiode.My prayers our with your family. So sorry for your loss. He was a beautiful person.Even though I did not know him personally I could see he was a true Angel.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: S
City/State: California

I watch Intervention all the time and, like others have said, I have never pulled for someone as much as I did for Lawrence. I was stunned to see that he passed away and my heart goes out to the entire family and all of his friends.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Rich Zaremba
City/State: Chicago

Lawerance may you rest in peace buddy. I saw a lot of myself in you and your story will I guarantee that you will help others. May God be with you forever and always. peace -Rich-

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Ailish
City/State: seattle

Thank you to Lawrence`s family for letting the show air. I hope this show helps many people - it had a powerful impact on me. I feel so sad for Lawrence and his family and friends. What a mighty struggle everyone had. God bless all of you and I hope your pain eases with time.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: christina
City/State: edmonton,alberta,canada

I never knew Lawrence. I feel like I did. I watched intervention last night and i was so heartbroken. I wish that there was a different outcome. I feel that he was a wonderful,caring person with a heart of gold. I wish all the best for his friends and family. I am sure after seeing Lawrence`s episode, he has helped many people who have addictions and are now going to get help. God bless you.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Jennifer E.
City/State: Mobile, AL

I was so moved by the special on Lawrence. What an amazing person he was, taking on so many responsibilites at such a young age. Even when he was drunk, he was such a loving, kind-hearted person. I wish he would have let someone ease his mental pain, which seemed like that was why he drank so much - to ease his mental pain. My condolences to Lawrence`s family and friends.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: maureen
City/State: tinley park,illinois

To the family and friends of Lawrence I just want to express my most sincere sympathy! I like the majority before me watched Intervention last night.I found this guestbook immediately after the show. But there weren`t any entries from strangers.So I didnt leave a message trying to respect your privacy for family and friends.I have got to tell you I beleive that God had his life planned from the moment he was born.I think this was his purpose to have his life end this way.I believe Lawrences story will help countless other people. I for one am struggling with serious alcohol problems that are hidden from most people that know me.I unlike Lawrence find it easy to admit my problem and desperately want to stop. I am going to make the best effort possible in honor of Lawrence.I only wish I had a true friend like him.I could identify with his story and was deeply saddened by the ending. I cried like a baby feeling like i knew him.I especially want to thank you Wendy.You were his guardian angel.I was in awe of your unconditional love and compassion for him. I hope you will feel comfort in knowing you did everything you could.And that his story will help so many others struggling with this disease.My deepest sympathy to all of you who loved Lawrence,Especially you Wendy his Mom and Brothers.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: MellieMel
City/State: Clarksburg, MD

Lawrence, Last night I watched the story of your struggle. I was amazed at how many people had so many great things to say about you. Reading through this guestbook at the entries posted before the show aired prove how many people have such fond memories thanks to you. You touched SO many people. At the point in the show where you finally broke down and agreed to go to rehab, I smiled as your face lit up. There was excitement in your eyes so similar to the "before" pictures shown in the episode. Although I had already predicted the ending of the episode, my jaw still dropped when I read it. All day today I thought about you. Your upbringing, your pain, your overcoming, adopting your brothers, starting a business. Anyone who met you was truly blessed to have known such a great person. I hope you can see how many people`s lives you have touched. May you be at peace. Love, A complete stranger completly touched by your story

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Lisa McKinney
City/State: Toledo Ohio

I watched the show on Lawrence last night and it has taken me this long to add a comment, because I had a father taken from me the same way that Lawrence was taken from you.. I hope that someone out that learned from him and I am so sorry for your loss. But I know that he is looking down on you and spreading his wings to keep all of his family safe.. I could not stop thinking about him and I will never forget him even though I have never met him.. Again I am so sorry for you loss and GOD BLESS.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Stephanie Mosley
City/State: Chicago

I didn`t know Lawrence personally. I watched his story on the show "Intervention." And I have to say I was so touched. I was also saddened by his passing. So I want to extend my condolences to his family (his mom, his brothers and other family members). May God be with you, Lawrence. I wish that I would have the chance to meet you. It would have been an honor! God Bless You!!!

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Laura
City/State: Minnesota

Like many others who have posted, I just met Lawrence last night while watching A&E. There was something special about that man and it is evident by the number of posts from utter strangers. Last night my heart sank, and I said a prayer for Lawrence and his family and friends. Today, I remain with a cloud over my head and a heavy blue heart. May he rest in peace. Laura

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Nancy Kelly
City/State: North Dakota

I recently saw your family`s story on A&E. It was a heartbreaking story and although I am sure it was hard for you to let the world see it, I truly believe that you have made it possible for another family somewhere to save a life. God bless you all. Nancy Kelly

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Crystal
City/State: Portland, OR

To the friends and fmaily of Lawrence, Although I never had the chance to meet Lawrence it would have been a great honor. He is such a determined and accomplished man with such great friends and family standing behind him. I watch the show alot, but Lawrence`s story really touched me. I completely fell into tears at the end when I saw he lost the battle with alcoholism. I though for sure he would come out on top and be stronger than ever. I know nothing can ever take away the pain from the loss of a loved one, but know that thousands of people all around the world are praying for you, thinking of you, and will pass on the story of your son/brother/friend. He is an amazing character and will be deeply missed by all who know him and those who would love to have had the chance. Rest in peace Lawrence, your legacy WILL live on.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: liz
City/State: tracy,calif

from our huge family and friends we thank all you who viewed the program last night i hope you drinkers out there open your eyes it can get addicting be careful.you never no when your time is up enjoy what you have now.We will keep all you around the world in our prayers and thoughts.We luv you all lets keep his tanning buisness open. again thank you all luv and kisses and gret big hugs.mijo i will always miss you just like everyone else.See you soon my little yackey

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Vicky
City/State: Toronto, Ontario - Canada

I never watch TV and happened to see Lawrence`s story... To Lawrence, his entire family and friends (especially the ones from the show): Please know that you did the best that could be done. You are all very exceptional individual. I have a lot of respect for all of you. You are incredibly strong people and I can only imagine how much it hurts... I never met L. but he touched my heart forever... I was crying the whole time (and I`m a tough person with my emotions). Thank you for having this courage and strenght to do this reality show. I work as a counsellor, helping individuals with all kinds of addictions and your story made me understand my clients better. I pray for you guys. I talked to at least 4 people today about L.`s story. I hope that all his tanning salons will remain open. I send everybody a lot of love and god bless you all.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: melanie Trusz
City/State: san diego

TO THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF LAWRENCE: YESTERDAY`S INTERVENTION EPISODE WAS SO INCREDIBLY MEMORABLE, POWERFUL, AND DEVASTATING. I CAN`T REMEMBER EVER IN MY LIFE BEING MORE AFFECTED BY SOMEONE THAT I HAVE NEVER EVEN MET. I RECENTLY LEFT THE FATHER OF MY BABY GIRL DUE TO HIS ALCOHOLISM. LAWRENCE MADE ME REALIZE THAT BEING AN ALCOHOLIC DOESN`T MAKE THE INDIVIDUAL A BAD PERSON. IT WAS SO OBVIOUS THAT LAWRENCE WAS A STAND-UP, SELFLESS GUY WITH AN ABUNDANCE OF INTEGRITY. THANK YOU LAWRENCE. I HOPE YOU ARE AT PEACE IN HEAVEN.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: David Driscoll
City/State: Henderson, NV

Lawrence, Like many others who watched your story last night on Intervention, my life was touched. Watching you makes all of us question, what is the essence of life? I could tell when I saw you, that the intervention was too late, and you were already dead. Your little brother new it already, that is why he withdrew from you. You are an amazing person, and your life has made an impact on millions. May your spirit live on for eternity. Good bye, brother.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Noel Thayer
City/State: Pleasant Valley, NY

I only know of Lawrence from watching the Intervention show on TV. I was terribly sad to learn that he died. I wanted to let his family know that this story has touched me deeply. I have been affected personally by several family members and friends with alcoholism/drug addiction. The support of groups such as Al-Anon have helped me tremendously and maybe Lawrence`s family could benefit from them, too. Al-Anon has meetings throughout the nation and even online. Lawrence, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sincerely, Noel

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Lisa
City/State: Montebello, CA

I watched Lawrence`s episode of Intervention and was deeply touched by him. Although I never knew him, I felt a connection to him. He seemed to be an amazing human being with deep love and kindness. I was extremely saddened to learn of his passing at the end. I cried like a baby and have not stopped praying for his soul and for his family. I want to express my deepest sympathy to his family and close friends. Please know Lawrence can do everything now because he has been embraced by our Father in Heaven. No more pain, illness or fear of failure. Lawrence you are an inspiration of all of us. You did your best and thats all anyone could ever do. May you rest in eternal peace and may I be lucky to meet you one day. It was a privelage to learn about you. You touched me and I will always remember you....God love you.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Ronald
City/State: Las Vegas

Last night I watched lawrence`s story on intervention. His story hit home that I was so upset to find out at the end of the program that he had passed on. I did not know lawrence but his story touched my heart deeply. I could see that he was an amazing person with with a wonderful spirit and that there was so much love around him. I just wanted his mother, family and friends to know his story has touched so many. May you find comfort and peace in this differcult time.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Lisa
City/State: Montebello, CA

I watched Lawrence`s episode of Intervention and was deeply touched by him. Although I never knew him, I felt a connection to him. He seemed to be an amazing human being with deep love and kindness. I was extremely saddened to learn of his passing at the end. I cried like a baby and have not stopped praying for his soul and for his family. I want to express my deepest sympathy to his family and close friends. Please know Lawrence can do everything now because he has been embraced by our Father in Heaven. No more pain, illness or fear of failure. Lawrence you are an inspiration of all of us. You did your best and thats all anyone could ever do. May you rest in eternal peace and may I be lucky to meet you one day. It was a privelage to learn about you. You touched me and I will always remember you....God love you.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: JG
City/State: LG,CA

Thank you for sharing Lawrence`s story.I have never been so touched and moved by someone I never met. I walked away from the TV last night with an overwhelming sense of sadness and emptiness in my heart because it is not suppose to end this way. I felt compelled to somehow reach out to his family and I am so thankful I found this website.I want to let you know what a wonderful, loving young man he was. I too have lost family members from this disease of alcoholsim, I know your pain. I will hold you all in my thoughts and prayers and hope you find some comfort in knowing that he has touched so many people around this world. He was truly an Angel.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: S
City/State: Las Vegas

I tanned at one of the Neon Sun Locations, I went to tan as usual on Sat. and Sun. afternoon to a sign on the door stating it would be closed for good, due to a death in the Neon Sun family. I was stunned. Three weeks later, I saw the story on Intervention again stunned. I want to extent my deepest prayers to the family of Lawrence, what a beautiful soul.....

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: AD
City/State: Los Angeles

It has been 24 hours since I saw Lawrence`s story on Intervention, and it still haunts me. What an incredibly brilliant man and such a senseless tragic ending. I was blown away at the end of the show..absolutely heartbreaking. My deepest condolences to the family and friends, you must be proud of how many people he`s touched, people who didn`t even know him like me who since meeting him on TV has made me really stop and think about my own life. He was an angel the second he stepped on this earth, it was just time for him go back home. God bless you Lawrence!

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: AN ADMIRER
City/State: Paradise,CA

I will never forget the loss this world has suffered from losing Lawrence.He seemed very unique in a world so typical.I find some comfort and joy in knowing that he is pain free now,forever young and with the Father in true Paradise.I do blame his stepfathers disfunction and cowardess that seemed to infest this beautiful family early on.The abuser stepfather will be judged for the years of torment he imposed on Lawrence,his kind mother and younger,precious brothers when his time comes.Dear family,you are precious,steadfast and remain close to each other and to God Almighty for He is the ONLY WAY to Heaven to see Him and to reunite with OUR LAWRENCE.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: tonii
City/State: phila

Hi I didn;t know lawrence, I saw the show with his story. I felt the connetion to whhat he had when threw as a child. I could tell he had a good sprit by just watchinging. I was sad to read that he passed I wanted to see a happy ending, didnt expect this. I want to say I/m sorry for lose to his mother brothers and other sibling. and friend and others who love him. my he rest in peace and I will pray for the salons. Also I`m sorry for your lose as well Wendy I know you had a strong bong. god bless you all.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Jess R.
City/State: Washington

My heart goes out to you and your family.... I was getting ready to hit the sack last night, when Intervention came on. I watched the whole show, with anticipation that you would get help. Never did I think the show would end with you passing away! I cried like a baby and I haven`t been able to stop thinking about you and your family all day today! You seemed like such a wonderful man, that had much to offer the world. My deepest Sympathy goes out to your immediate family, the neon sun family and especially Wendy!! May god be with you and may you dance with angels! R.I.P :(

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Gina Herbert
City/State: San Diego

To the family and friends of Lawrence, I sincerely hope that time and loving memories will bring you comfort as you remember beautiful Lawrence. I knew him only through a one-hour television episode, but I think I will be forever impacted by his hearbreaking story. I admire your strength, love, and dedication for Lawrence and I hope that peace will comfort you during this difficult time. Take care and God bless you.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Amanda
City/State: Hawaii

Although, I did not know you....I felt compelled to leave this message. As, I viewed your story last night, you and your family and friends have been in my mind and my heart ever since. I had so much hope for you to recover from your illness. My finace and myself have had you in our thoughts and conversations. We wish you much rest, peace, and happiness, now that you are in heaven above, in the Glory of God`s presence. We hope your story, your painful journey, will assist us... and the world, with our life`s journey. We don`t know you, but we love you and your family, and friends. Much Love and Respect!

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Date: March 19, 2008
From: s
City/State: florida

When I heard of Lawrence`s passing about a week and a half ago, my heart broke and my stomach dropped. it`s weird, he was constantly in my thoughts for about a week before hearing the news, I was worried about him and so upset to hear that he had moved on. My stomach has been in knots since, and it`s still very surreal. I`m glad I was able to find this to share a little bit with his family and others about the pieces of him I was privileged enough to get to know. I feel blessed that mine and Lawrence`s paths crossed, even though unfortunately it was toward the unexpected end of his life. I still have yet to see the intervention episode, but was lucky enough to have been part of it with him and was really able to get to know him well in a relatively short period of time. It absolutely blew me away how much he loved his family and Wendy and how dedicated he was to his business, it was apparent in everything he said and did. Lawrence touched my heart. This is such an intense loss for so many, he touched so many lives and hearts here and I`m sure everywhere. He was an amazing person with an immensely loving and giving spirit which will live on in the hearts of many and forever. He was truly a gift. I am not surprised but am so happy to see just through this guest book how many lives he touched from them just seeing an edited hour long clip of his life and struggles. That just gives an idea of how incredible he was in real life. I know he would`ve been pleased to know how much he has helped others, and if just one life is saved from it, he will be at peace knowing it was worth the pain he bravely endured throughout his life. That`s just the kind of generous, endearing spirit he is. My heart goes out to all of his friends and family. I am sorry for the devastating loss you are feeling, it`s the last thing he would`ve wanted you to feel, he loves you more than anything and wants more than anything for you to be happy. Know that it was just his time to exit the highway of life and he will be looking over you & protecting you. You have a guardian angel now. Lawrence`s love and spirit will live on forever... Remember the good times and celebrate his life!!! My love is with you. Namaste P.S. To everyone reading this, keep Neon Sun alive, Lawrence will be thankful! xoxo

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Date: March 19, 2008
From: Andrea
City/State: Elko, NV

Words can not define my feelings after viewing Lawrence`s episode. I lost my father to psycorosis of the liver two years ago and have never shared what I felt before or after during that time with anybody. Watching this episode finally gave me a chance to stare at the disease that took my father in the same way it took Lawrence in the face! I was deepened, heartbroken and devastated to become aware of the final outcome of Lawrence`s beautiful life. Our lives were sooo similar in growing up and I thank you for sharing this with me.

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Date: March 19, 2008
From: Melissa Esquer
City/State: Tucson Az

This goes out to the family of Lawrence I didnt know him but i saw the intervention on him and it broke my heart to see what he was going through and when i saw he went to his treatment i was glad but then i saw that he had passed away i was sad and i wanted to cry. My prayers are with the family and may god bless them. Stay Strong. :(

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Date: March 19, 2008
From: Lisa
City/State: Cincinnati, Ohio

Never have I been so touched and saddened by the loss of someone I have never met. The story of Lawrence - his strength and achievements in the face of adversity made his stuggles seem so unfair. I can see what a wonderful person he was and he didn`t deserve the fate of addiction. My prayers go out to his family as I know you did all that you could. Just know that while he may have left you too soon, he undoubtly touched so many people that knew him and even more who did not. I`m so sorry Lawrence - you deserved to make it.

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Date: March 19, 2008
From: Scott
City/State: Washington DC

I too have been touched by the story I saw the other evening. Lawrence touched so many lives of people he never met. His heart,mind and spirit will live with each breath his family, friends and especially his dear friend Wendy will take. HE appeared to be such a giver, opening his heart, mind and home to those in need. Having never met him, I shed tears after the story ended because I felt as if I knew him. I am not an emotional man, but I am a person who sees people for who they are, and Lawrence is a person I would have depended on, been friends with and had a connection to. Rest in Peace Lawrence and know your life goes on with every breath we all take who had an opportunity to know you or know about you.

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Date: March 19, 2008
From: Christine
City/State: Pittsburgh

I didn`t know you, but I watched the show...you forever have touched my life. I hope you are at peace now. I will pray for you and your family. I have thought of you everyday since I saw your story and I am sure I will think of you often through out my life!

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Date: March 19, 2008
From: Traci
City/State: Lake Ann, MI

To the family and friends of Lawrence Ryan, My heart goes out to you in this time of sadness, I never personally knew any of you but your Intervention episode touched me dearly. Sometimes souls are put on this earth not for longevity but for brief moments of great impact. This story seems as though it fits the latter.. I sincerely hope that his family realizes that although his words were telling you that he did not want help and that he did so much for each of you, that his head knew that all that he had done is what lead him to that intervention. He would not have expected any less from the people in his life that he tried to teach the importance of life from. It was his addiction talking and he is watching you all with great love from above. As I read these posts, I sensed that there are some sort of problems surrounding the family which have been brought upon by outside forces regarding his things and finances.....my heart goes out to you and I hope this is resolved. Please do not let this consume you though, stay strong and know that Karma is strong although sometimes delayed. :o) All of you are in my prayers, stay strong.

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Date: March 19, 2008
From: Kara
City/State: Columbus, Ohio

My husband and I watch Intervention every week and have done so for as long as the show`s been on. I can honestly say we`ve never been as touched by anyone as we were by Lawrence. We cried when we saw that he`d passed. Like many others here, we`ve been talking about this since Monday night, when the show aired. To the family: please know that sharing your story has blessed many. I am sure that someone out there somewhere will change their ways after seeing his episode and will go seek help. You are all in my prayers. Take care. Blessings from Ohio.

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Date: March 19, 2008
From: Ronny
City/State: Toronto

As many that came across his story on Intervention, I also felt very badly. I`m still thinking of it today and have searched for more info. To see a successful young person, in shape, motivated, married fall so far is terrible. To see so many who took the time to comment here also shows what a great person he was. If I understood correctly, he was the oldest and took care of his family. I admire this very much. I was very much saddened to find out that he died in the end. I thought it was a breakthrough that he`d accepted going to the rehab clinic. It boggles my mind that someone like Lawrence could not see what he had become. The picture that was put in front of him when he was in shape didn`t have an effect. How could he not see how far he`d fallen? I keep asking myself this over and over. For some reason, I keep wondering what his ex-wife thought of his decline or is that why she left? Did she come to the funeral? I don`t knnow why this story has stuck in my mind but it has. What a terrible loss.

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Date: March 19, 2008
From: Stacey Wells
City/State: Garland , Tx

I always wath the the show intervention and for some reason Lawrence`s story touched me. I thought about him and his family all day Wed. I am a mother and a sister my heart goes out to Rita and his two brothers. I was so shocked to see that he had passed.I don`t know the details from some of the other entrys but if some one hurt that man while he was recovering may they get what is coming to them! I may live 100`s of miles away but i have a ear to listen and eyes to read a letter if you ever want to talk and need a friend. srwells71@yahoo.com.

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Date: March 19, 2008
From: Catherine
City/State: Michigan

Lawrence`s story on intervention touched me in so many ways....I lost my only sibling (brother) when he was 30 years old. My brother died a very slow death from cirrhosis. My heart goes out to everyone who loved and cared for Lawrence, you are all in my thoughts.

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Date: March 19, 2008
From: RICH
City/State:

I too viewed the Intervention episode. To say the show was gripping, sad and powerful does not even cut it. Here was a guy, in my mind, who didn`t even have a chance. His father an abuser of his entire family including Lawrence. Then Lawrence at a very young age having to support the family. I did not see Lawrence shed a tear the entire episode which was telling. He constantly spoke of being strong, not showing emotion. I think there are many lessons to be learned here of which I will only name a few. It can happen to anyone(the episode revealed that he was a great student and athlete in high school)and we should never shut someone out. He drank for a reason. He had no self worth in the end. My prayers go out to his family, friends, relatives etc. Thank you for sharing your Intervention episode. As you can see by the guest book signing alone, his story has had a great impact.

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Date: March 19, 2008
From: Monica
City/State: CA

My heart goes out to Rita, Raul and Rayes. I never had the privilege to meet Lawrence but was extremely sadden to hear about his passing through "Intervention" show. I never new that someone I never met could touch my heart so deeply. Hoping the best for the family and friends.

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Date: March 19, 2008
From: Kristy
City/State: Greensboro

Wendy, Lawrence was so lucky and blessed to have you in his life. I was touched by the relationship you two had on an episode of Intervention. We should all be so blessed to have someone so caring and kind in our lives. You are truly an inspiration.

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Date: March 19, 2008
From: BARBARA
City/State: tucson

My heart felt condolences for your family. Lawrence`s story reaches many more than you will ever know. May his smile and love always be with you. Thank you for sharing your story with so many.

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Date: March 19, 2008
From: Brian
City/State: Woodstock GA

I watched the episode of Intervention with my wife last night...I saw the episode on Monday night and it touched me deeply. I will never forget Lawrence and the battle that raged in him. He was a great person and is now up in Heaven. May God Bless each member of the family. I know this will help alot of people that deal with this disease. My grandmother was an alcoholic.

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Date: March 19, 2008
From: Shannon
City/State: RW Minnesota

I am so sorry for this familys loss. I saw Lawrences story on intervention. In just one hour, he has left a lasting impression that I will never forget. It absolutely breaks my heart that he has passed. Our prayers our with you from Minnesota.

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Date: March 19, 2008
From: Lydia
City/State: Las Vegas

My oh My Lawrence. How did you get here? I remember your personality and how you always were the one to cheer us all up. How you would do everything you could for us. I`m sorry that your life was taken early but God put you on this earth for a reason and you have made a huge impact on everyone around you and I want to Thank you for that. My heart goes out to Your friends and Family. Especially Wendy who did everything she could for you. You`re definitely an angel in heaven and Ill see you when I get there. XOXOXOX RIP Lawrence

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Date: March 19, 2008
From: mark
City/State: Lake Havasu

I cannot tell you how many times I passed one of Lawrence`s salons wondering..."Who could make a business out of a Tanning Salon in LV?!?! R U kidding me?!?!One of the sunniest spots on Earth?!?! But Yet I would see another location open every year. The man is a giant! Now I see...he will always be! Its almost impossible for men like this to ask for or admit to needing help. "Its True..ONLY the Good Die Young" I am so, so sorry!

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Date: March 19, 2008
From: Alisia
City/State: N Las Vegas

Very touched my Lawrence`s story on Intervention and wanted to send my regards and prayers to his family and friends. He seemed very loved by all of you. God bless... may he rest in peace.

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Date: March 19, 2008
From: Elia
City/State: San Jose, CA

My dear cousin..how proud I am of you! You truly were an inspiration to all who knew you...and it doesn`t surprise me that your legacy is touching the world! LOL I can picture your beautiful smile..saying "Yep, look at that! People are touched. Not even death can stop me from showing the world who Lawrence really is."..your unconditional love has conquered even death. My precious cousin, I love you so much and your legacy is going strong...your torch has now been passed down to your brothers and cousins. The family reunion you kept inquiring about is in progress..in your memory. We love you sweety. To the many people who have shared their heart and feelings with our family after viewing the A&E show, thank you so much! Your prayers and stories are a healing to our hearts. He truly was a wonderful person. He called his family on a regular basis..he kept in contact with EVERY ONE of his cousins,(California, Washington, Ohio)...distance was not an issure for him. We have a very large family, so that in itself was quite an accomplishment..but he did it because he loved us. He truly loved his mother (my dearest auntie) and his two brothers..with ALL his heart. He would give the shirt off his back to anyone in need. Lawrence, I know you are at peace with the Lord..thank you sweety for showing us all how to "live each day as if it were our last". I love you cousin...

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Date: March 19, 2008
From: Laura
City/State: Franklin Park,NJ

My name is Laura and I am a recovering alcoholic/addict. I have seen several episodes of this show and none have made me feel quite like this. In that hour, I feel like it`s been a lifetime of getting to know him. I just celebrated 1 year of sobriety and this show is a weekly reminder of the disease I have and the sober life I struggle for on a daily basis. To Lawrence`s Mom, Raul, Reyes, Wendy and the rest of the family I am SO sorry for your loss. This pain is so great right now, but know that he is with God and he is no longer suffering. Next week will be 5 years for my family and I when we lost my cousin to his own addiction. The pain and suffering never goes away completely but it does get a little easier as time passes. Take Care. One Day At A Time, Laura

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Date: March 19, 2008
From: Paula Shankle
City/State: Riverton, Wyoming

Lawrence is touching so many lives. His parents, family, friends and business associates; to you my deepest sympathies. For people in recovery, Lawrence`s story will be a constant reminder of how hard it is to get clean and sober and when you have recovery how special it is! Thank you, Lawrence, you`ve touched me. God Bless You!

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Date: March 19, 2008
From: roselyn
City/State: San Francisco

I was so deeply moved by Lawrence`s story and have not been able to stop thinking about him since watching Intervention on Monday. He was an amazing person who obviously was driven and loved his family. He took care of his brothers, and was ambitious enough to do so well. I was so happy when he accepted treatment on the show. I am just so saddened that he didn`t make it. I know that he touched so many lives, including mine even though I never met him. I can`t stop thinking about him and his accomplishments, and his smile. To his family and friends, I am so sorry for your loss. Lawrence was a remarkable person and he had a huge heart, it is very clear from all the entries and what I saw on the episode. May he rest and may God bless you.

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Date: March 19, 2008
From: Anna Van Vorst & Family
City/State: Casa Grande, Arizona

Hello I just wanted to say what a impact on my life he has made I wish I could have known him . While watching Intervention I felt as though this story was done for a bigger reason than just as a T.V show I am sure it has touched alot of people and is helping them come to terms with their own problems. I hope that his family is at peace now knowing he is in a better place my heart goes out to all of his faily and friends..

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Date: March 19, 2008
From: Amanda Adams
City/State: Kansas City

I have never personally met Lawrence but like so many others I was touched and felt compelled to send my condolences. We watch Intervention every Tuesday night and I have to say that Lawrence touched my life there was just something special about Lawrence that made everyone wish, hope and pray that he would came through and beat this addiction. He just had a charisma about him. The tears flowed freely from my eyes as I watched his story. When he agreed to rehab I thought, Heres a guy that can do it. I don`t remember ever being so emotionally involved in any of the prior shows. My heart broke at the end when I read that he had passed. I just wanted to send my condolences to his family and friends, although I did not know him I feel deeply saddened for thier loss and for the loss of what appeared to be a very special person. My heart goes out to you at this time. I am sure that God himself had a higher calling for Lawrence and someday you will all be reconnected with him.

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Date: March 19, 2008
From: Amanda Adams
City/State: Kansas City

I have never personally met Lawrence but like so many others I was touched and felt compelled to send my condolences. We watch Intervention every Tuesday night and I have to say that Lawrence touched my life there was just something special about Lawrence that made everyone wish, hope and pray that he would came through and beat this addiction. He just had a charisma about him. The tears flowed freely from my eyes as I watched his story. When he agreed to rehab I thought, Heres a guy that can do it. I don`t remember ever being so emotionally involved in any of the prior shows. My heart broke at the end when I read that he had passed. I just wanted to send my condolences to his family and friends, although I did not know him I feel deeply saddened for thier loss and for the loss of what appeared to be a very special person. My heart goes out to you at this time. I am sure that God himself had a higher calling for Lawrence and someday you will all be reconnected with him.

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Date: March 19, 2008
From: Chuck
City/State: Orlando

Like most who have posted, I did not know Lawrence. Your brave decision to take part in the Intervention program will no doubt save many, many lives. My 12 year-old son watched the show with me and cried when he read that Lawrence had died. This program touched him in a way that a conversation simply cannot. He will carry the memory of the show with him for a longtime - maybe forever - and that is a very positive thing when it comes to him making decisions about drugs and alcohol. In the end, you can take comfort in the fact that his life was not wasted. His agreeing to take part in the Intervention program and the many people he touched who left messages on this site are proof of that. God Bless.

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Date: March 19, 2008
From: anonymous
City/State: NYC

When I saw the show, I wasn`t prepared to see Rayes breakdown the way he did, during the intervention. That scene right there, made me cry like a baby and to see Master P breakdown like that blew me away. I am sorry for your loss everyone. Nonetheless, we all tried to help him in one way or the other, to no avail. It hurts me to the core, knowing that he had the world by the balls and couldn`t see passed the facade of drugs and alcohol. This story has helped so many people around the world already. Lawrence has left us all with a lasting impression that I will never forget. I love you L-Dog! I Love you Ray-Ray. Keep it 100%, always.

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Date: March 19, 2008
From: Stephanie
City/State: Rhode Island

My family and I would like to send our prayers to Lawrence`s family and friends. As most of the postings we have read, we too watched Lawrence on Intervention. I watch the show every week and sometimes, depending on the content, I have my children watch with me to use as a learning tool. Lawrence`s episode was one that my whole family watched. His story was unlike any other that I have seen. His story truly made you feel like you were a part of his family and he made you want him to succeed as he did in his younger years. I was so happy to see that he agreed to get the help he needed. My favorite part of the show is watching the very ending to get updates on the progress of the participants. When the words came on the screen that Lawrence had passed I was truly shocked and saddened. The ending was truly tragic in every sense of the word. We were really hoping that his would be a happy ending because if anyone deserved the best outcome it was Lawrence. My coworkers and I have been talking about Lawrence since the episode aired. I hope his family and friends who participated in the show can feel proud that they did everything humanly possible to help this man. Myself along with my family feel for you. We cannot possibly imagine what you must be feeling but please remember that by participating in this episode you may have just saved at least one person from their addiction and I know for a fact that my children took away a lasting message from Lawrence. I am glad I allowed my children to watch this episode as it truly was one of the best and one that will linger with us for a long, long time. Our deepest sympathies are with you.

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Date: March 19, 2008
From: Mariana
City/State: Murrieta, CA

I as well saw your story on Intervention the other night and to tell you the truth, I can`t stop thinking about what a tragedy it all turned out to be. You were an exceptional person who overcame so many obstacles in life. My heart hurts for your family as they live on without you. You will always be remembered on the minds of so many people...even those who had never met you.

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Date: March 19, 2008
From: Cindy
City/State: San Diego

To the family of Lawrence: First let me say that I pray for God to take away your pain, tears and emptiness. I saw this show the other night and I cannot shake Lawrence or you his family from my mind. I was rooting for him to recover and could not believe the ending, I felt like I lost my mom all over again. She passed away about 5 years ago from the same exact disease, she also refused to take care of herself, she did stop drinking but it was too late... I just want to let you know that in time it will get better and to be glad that he is no longer suffering. You seem like a very loving/close family which could only be possible with a strong foundation, remember to stay true to your faith and he will heal all things... God Bless Cindy S.D Ca

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Date: March 19, 2008
From: Kelly
City/State: Ontario, Canada

I want to thank the family and friends of Lawrence for sharing their story with the rest of the world. It took a lot of courage for you to air the pain that you all went through. That pain is now shared by the million who watched with great hope that this exceptional young man would pull through. I`ve cried for days along with all the others who have wrote here. You have opened the souls and the hearts of many who never knew Lawrence. For that, please know that his passing is not in vain. Be proud of your son, brother and friend. He was the "One in a million"! To Wendy, I`m soo sorry. I know and understand why you love him. I wish you all the best. My sincere condolences to everyone.

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Date: March 19, 2008
From: Tara
City/State: Phoenix

I didn`t know Lawrence. But I just finished watching the show and sat in shock and sadness at the ending.... He was 2 years younger than me and more successful than I could ever be. My mother passed as a result of alcohol and it brought back alot for me. I`m crying over this. I`m so very sorry. My heart goes out to everyone in his family and to Wendy. I`m speechless...

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Date: March 19, 2008
From: Clari
City/State: Texas

I watched the Intervention episode the other night and I was never moved so much by an episode as I was with the one about Lawrence. I am merely a stranger who was more than heartbroken that he was taken so young. He is definitely in a better place, but I know that there are no words to make the sadness go away. I pray for you all in your difficult time. I am so sorry for your loss and based on what I saw, he must have been an amazing person. God be with you all. My sincerest condolences to you all

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Date: March 19, 2008
From: Auntie Ruth
City/State: Kenton,Ohio

Many Thanks to all who watched "INTERVENTION"and sent in your heart filled condolences to my sister,nehpews,his sole mate Wendy and all his friends and Neon Sun Family.I know how much it means to us all,but most of all I know how much it he means to all of you.I have read over and over from you all how if this story helps one person realize what a disease alcoholism and makes a change,then his passing would not be in vain and that he would be in passing still doing for others.Well I am so proud to say that my nephews passing has done just that for me.I did not think I had a problem,but I did.I have decided to change and look to My Savior for guidance.Lawrence has also showed me how important it is to share your pain with loved ones and to never let the past take you down. THANK YOU so much to my nephew for saving my life and to my sister,Raul,Rayes for reminding me of the importance of family sticking by each other, even in bad times.Wendy,my dear Wendy I never got to know you. You showed me how not to be afraid to love unconditionally and to hold on tight to those we believe in.My nephew can now rest with Our Savior who has once again taken that pain from Lawrence and will now carry it himself.P.S. Lawrence is Neon Sun,lets keep his memory ALIVE

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Date: March 19, 2008
From: Shannon in NW Indiana
City/State: Hammond,IN

I watch Intervention, never have I been touched like I was watching Lawrence`s Story. My heart was breaking for him and his family while watching the show and I must have thought about this 100 times since watching it. My entire household just couldn`t believe the courage and heart of GOLD that Lawrence had. The difficult family situations and upbringing. I am sooooo very sorry at his passing. I feel so badly for everyone involved, especially Wendy. I can`t imagine.. I`ve lost someone very close before, but not even to depth of the bond between Wendy and Lawrence. She had a heart of gold, just as he did. Everyone is concerned and hoping that Wendy is okay. I wish so badly Lawrence could have gotten away from the evil grip of alcohol, I`m sure he his in high standings and free of pain and sufferring up in heaven. He touched the world. To his Mother, I want to remind you that despite everything that happenned in his life, your baby grew up to be one of the greatest men I`ve seen.. and that was just within an hours times, imagine everything he did in his lifetime. Thank you for sharing his story and for Lawrence my heart goes out to him. I think I will remember of him until my dying day. Truly heartbreaking...

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Date: March 19, 2008
From: Dennis Alexander
City/State: Kenton, Ohio

Lawrence. I wish I could have known you. I only spoke with you twice on the telephone when you called for your Aunt Ruth, the love of my life. When we watched your story on "intervention" I told Ruth and your mother that it was so powerful that at least a hundred lives were saved or changed for the better. After seeng all of the memorials, I know I was right just low on the number. Few men accomplish much in thier lives fewer still with thier passing. Not so with you. You took the path less traveled by and that made all the difference. God bless and keep you.

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Date: March 19, 2008
From: M
City/State: Las Vegas

I live in Las Vegas and work at a tanning salon,Lawrence is a legacy,he will always be remembered for his hard work and integrity.Wendy I know your heart feels so much pain right now,my prayers are with you and his family.

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Date: March 19, 2008
From: Laynee
City/State: Omaha, NW

I am a young business owner myself and could so relate to Lawrence and his struggles in life and his success. After watching the show on A & E I could not stop thinking about how his story will touch so many people. His success in life, will proceed him, but his accomplishments and his struggles will inspire people through his death. Although I do not know him and it may seem a tad bit impersonal, I would just like to express my deepest condolences to all of his family and loved ones. Just know that he is in a place where he doesn`t have to feel in control, and will for eternity feel the strenght of unconditional love and devotion. I wish you all the best in carrying on with your lives, and remember if you find yourself in a difficult period in life, know that Lawrence will be there to pick you up when you fall and carry you home. God Bless all of you and thank you for sharing your lives with us. You have no idea how you have touched so many.

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Date: March 19, 2008
From: lt
City/State: las vegas

I just watched his episode of Intervention....I never met him but living in Vegas also I am sure we have crossed paths without knowing it...He seemed like such a great guy and I am so sad with the outcome of the show..May god bless and comfort you all you are n a great group of people who love him so much he is lucky to have each and every one of you....Never has an episode of Intervention had this effect on me.....God Bless and may he rest in peace....

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Date: March 19, 2008
From: Eric Alvarado
City/State: Huntington Beach

As everyone else did, I watched Intervention and was trippin at the end of the show. I thought I was one of the only ones who felt like they have known Lawrence forever towards the end of the episode, but I guess not. I had this feeling like I was attached to him somehow and was devastated to read that he had died. I am going to make it a chore to visit his grave site when I make it back to Vegas. On behalf of Lawrence and myself, thanks to everyone who helped out through everything, and thanks to everyone who has cared. RIP.

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Date: March 20, 2008
From: Adrianne
City/State: California

To Mrs. Rita Phillips and family: It took a great amount of courage on your part to allow the airing of Lawrence`s episode on "Intervention". It is not easy to allow others to know of your private suffering. I too, like many others, was deeply saddened to find out Lawrence passed away. I cried & cried, especially since my husband is an alcoholic & my brother is a recovering meth addict. I understand the guilt & anguish of trying to help someone who does not want any help. Mrs. Phillips (Momma), I cannot even begin to know how much sadness you are feeling, however, I hope you take some comfort in knowing your beloved son is still helping others. Que Dios lo tenga en su eterna Gloria. God bless you.

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Date: March 20, 2008
From: Britt
City/State: ohio

My thoughts and prayers go out to Lawrence and his entire family and friends. Even after his departure to heaven, his legend lives on. His story truly touched me. It hit home to me on many levels, and even though I did not know him, he has taught me, a stranger, thousands of miles away a lesson that will live with me forever. That in itself is a blessing. Many struggle everyday, and though some of those must leave too early, their time on earth helps others to carry on. I pray that somewhere in heaven Lawrence is smiling, knowing he touched so many hearts. God bless.

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Date: March 20, 2008
From: ERIKA
City/State: LAS VEGAS

It is amazing to see all the love for one individual. People from all across America who saw your troubles and triumphs. I wanted to clarify something to MOMMA... as i read through the posting I noticed that he may have not actaully passed from his alcoholism? Was he murdered? What leads do you have and how is the progress if any? I was confused and did think as well it was the disease that took him but I think most people would like clarification. God Bless you and your family and I will wish you all the best faith and condolences.

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Date: March 20, 2008
From: C.R.
City/State:

I saw Lawrence`s story on the show Interention last week and was very moved and saddened by such a tragic ending to his life. He must have been a very strong person to rise above the abuse and neglect that he suffered in his childhood and to turn himself into such a successful businessman. It is so sad that he lost himself somewhere along the way. From reading these messages it is apparent that he had many friends that truly cared about him. I think it is in extremely poor taste that his mother would use this format to solict funds to keep his business going.

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Date: March 20, 2008
From: Helen Harvey
City/State: Bucks County, PA

My prayers and thoughts are with Lawrence`s friends and family. Lawrence - rest in peace. And know that you touched the lives of people you did not even meet. Bless you.

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Date: March 20, 2008
From: Angela
City/State: Tallahassee

To the family and friends of Lawrence.....I can`t explain why this story struck such a cord. I too lost my father to acholism in 2001. It was indescribable how helpless we felt. The only intervention we had was our faith in God. He died at 77 years old. He, like Lawrence loved us more than himself. Remember the good times versus the bad. The impact that he had on the lives of others (including myself) out weighs any of the additions that has brought us all together today. I will never forget this story as I will never forget each of you. God bless Rita, Rayes, Raul and Wendy!!!

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Date: March 20, 2008
From: susan m kitaji
City/State: TACOMA,WA

my beloved nephew you will be missed by family and friends my family will miss your call.and your laughter and I well miss your smile the most I PRAY FOR YOUR MOM MY SISTER AND YOUR BROTHER UNTILE WE MEET AGAINE MAY YOU REST IN HIS TENDER LOVEING CARE.RITA AND NEPHEWS GOD IS WITH YOU KNOW AND ALWAYS.

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Date: March 20, 2008
From: Janeece
City/State: San Diego, CA

Losing a loved one is never easy, especially when they pass at such a young age. I hope it comforts you to know he no longer suffers and is finally at peace. May God comfort all of Lawrence`s family and friends during this difficult time. Rest in peace, Lawrence.

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Date: March 20, 2008
From: Mark
City/State:

I didn`t know Lawrence personally, but reading of his death after watching him on tv broke my heart. I`m so sorry for your family`s loss.

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Date: March 20, 2008
From: Maria
City/State: Phoenix, Arizona

Ever since I watched the show A&E I can`t stop thinking of Lawerence. I was so sad when I read at the end of the show that he had died. You can tell he was a good person. I pray for you and your family

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Date: March 20, 2008
From: tami
City/State: indiana

Wow, i must say that i thought i was the only one feeling so crazy about a true stranger.I keep the show tivo-ed and i watch it every day.I felt like i knew him.But i keep telling myself that that`s impossible.When i close my eyes his smile is there in my mind and when i open them they still haunt me.I have never felt this way toward anyone in my whole life and i`ve been thru many deaths that hit home.I would like the family and wendy and his right hand women that they were true friends and showed so much love for him even to the end.Although im a bit confused about his death?He wasn`t murdered was he?The show said he died in his home from esophagal bleeding due to his liver disease.Is that true?Im sorry for the questions but i feel like i can`t resttill i know the truth.I am haunted by his death on a daily basis and i have know idea why, i never knew him but i felt so close to him.Funny how your mind can work like that.I WOULD like to help the family with his business but i would rather speak to Rita or reyes ....so if i call his cell which i see has been taken off this sight i hope i can get some correct info.....my mind would be at ease if i could only help.RIP lawrence g. ryan.You were a beautiful soul.my email chavagirl2003@yahoo.com.only for family purposes PLEASE

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Date: March 21, 2008
From: Heather
City/State: Raleigh, NC

I wanted to convey my sympathy to Lawrence`s family. I saw him and was immediately struck by his strenth and potential--I was left with such a wonderful impression of him. It was so obvious how giving he was and how he welcomed the burden of taking care of everyone around him without seeing it as a "burden". We could all learn from his selflessness. I saw a survivor in him when he endured his abusive childhood, and came out victorious. Sometimes traumatic residues are harbored deep inside even after we make it through those hard times and tend to emerge much later. My mother is struggling with alcoholism now, and when I saw Lawrence on the show I saw my mother. I was immediately scared that he was "too far gone", but I still rooted for his triumph through the entire episode. I was stunned to see he had passed, and I have been thinking about him all week since. I now know that he did endure, he did triumph in his life in so many ways, and coming here it is obvious that he was indeed loved by many. So many people do not see the love, success, victory, and happiness that he saw during his short life. Count it a blessing that you knew him, even if his life was cut far too short. I will not forget him. My love, prayers and thoughts continually to his family and friends. He was one of a kind.

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Date: March 21, 2008
From: Keisha Lewis
City/State: Allen, TX

My deepest sympathies to Lawerence`s family. I was shocked and saddened to see you had passed on. I hope that you are in a better place. Your story touched a lot of people, I am sure more than you know. God Bless you and your family

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Date: March 21, 2008
From: J
City/State:

Muy suggestion to you is to not ask for money directly toward Lawrence`s family members . I once started a fund for a loved one who died as a fund raiser for her medical bills and put it under the care of a local bank. Most people are VERY HESITANT and stupid if they do, make out a check to a stranger under a family members name. Although your intentions are good, how do we know where the money is going to? I would suggest a local fund raiser in your sons name. Its a lot of work and planning but doable. Your son who has passed needs a trustee of sorts or a lawyer who will control the money, if any, that way people know for sure his money is going to the right place but if its to keep his business going, thats poor taste. He has passed and his name and legacy can go on in other ways, other than a tanning salon which is very unhealthy and causes skin cancer which people have died from. What about a memorial plaque in town or a scholorship fund to a business college~! We all have problems and manypeople pass and their business`s go down . Life is what it is, sadly. I personally would not contribute to a tanning salon nor send a check under a name that is not an attorney`s name controlling the funds.

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Date: March 21, 2008
From: Rafael Perez
City/State: Santa Ana, CA

First and foremost, my deepest condolences go out to his family. I know that words can not express how a loss of such an important person like this can impact the life of so many people, even those that did not know him directly. In watching the show, I realized how in an instant our lives can be taken from us. One day we are flying high, the next day we are hitting rock bottom. Death is a sad event. Moreso, when someone with so much talent and success passes. Hopefully, he has found peace in his passing. Although I never met Lawrence, his name will live on with me forever. May God bless your family. You will be missed.

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Date: March 21, 2008
From: Brianne
City/State: Chicago

I did not know Lawrence,I saw Intervention and his spirit touched me.I am 28,started drinking 16 yrs ago at only 13.long story short that story woke me up and I started detox the next day.His story aired on the 17th of March and the next day I quit.I know the odds are against me but I wanted his family to know I am wanting to change my life because of Lawrence and his spirit lives on.He was a beautiful person.Thank you.

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Date: March 21, 2008
From: Joe Lopez
City/State: Dallas, Texas

This message is for "J" who left the message regarding fundraising and that tanning causes cancer. Your an "IDIOT". No one asked you for your opinion and your a coward. Leave your name next time. Rest in peace LAW-DOG and God Bless the Family.

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Date: March 21, 2008
From: Lorraina
City/State: ingston, WA

So Lawrence, today I awoke to Gabriella quaking and pointing at my ceiling saying "Ducky" and I knew for just a brief moment you were here with me! I would like to take a moment to Thank all the wonderful people who have showed their love and support for this family!! Lawrence would have been in awe! and to all the people contributing to keep Lawrence`s legacy alive bless you!! I still wake up and think this is somehow a terrible nightmare and that I fell asleep watching someone else`s intervention.The last time I spoke to you we laughed so hard and we even cried just a little. We had a unique understanding of each other that was undeniable!! Wow! where does the time go? When do you realize that with life also comes death? or the person you just talked to on the phone or seen the night before can be taken from you without warning! Why you? I keep asking all these questions and I just find myself sinking!! I miss you and I look at you everyday! I watch you on TV daily not to see the negatives but just to see you chuckle a few times and then I turn it off!! I am reminded of you daily with Gabby`s quacks and the many ducks I didn`t realize she had and our Duck bathroom I remodeled 4 years ago!! I asked myself the other day why did I do ducks the two older girls were into Bratz and Gabby wasn`t born yet! You are a legend in your own time, right up there with Elvis, Marilyn, James Dean you name`em your a star that shines over this entire family all over this country!! Again, thanks for beign the angel on my shoulder! To my Tia Rita, Rayes and Raul I love you guys very much and my prayers are with you daily.

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Date: March 21, 2008
From: Melissa Guevara
City/State: Turlock Ca

Lawrence, you are going to be missed by so many people. I`m so glad we got the chance to finally meet face to face in "04". You and I became so close and It`s hard to belive that you will not be calling me or Janessa(your girl)anymore. It has been very hard for her to loose you before you were able to stand up for her as her Godfather. She loved you so much and you will always be her Nino no matter what but I`m sure you already know that. She has been followed home from school by ducks a few times & yesterday when she was eating lunch at school a duck flew in and was just standing right in front of her. She told me, "My Nino is really watching over me hah Mom" We watched your Intervention show and it was very hard at 1st but we were also able to smile just to hear your laugh and say, "JUST CHILLIN" again. Jay is coming up to Vegas tomorrow to be there for your Mom. She`s bringing you the medal she won the weekend after we laid you to rest. She saw a stuffed duck in the stands and said you gave her the strength to take care of buisness that weekend and pitched a no-hitter 11k`s in a row. She carries her little yellow duck to every softball tournament now. She also said she`s going to eat all your guy`s favorite frozen burritos too. Fly high Superman and know that you are loved.

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Date: March 21, 2008
From: Christine
City/State: LaCrosse, WI

I just want to say I was deeply touched by Lawrence`s intervention. I too went through the same thing. I lost my boyfriend who was 37 in 2005 to alcoholism. When I watched the show I cried my eyes out. I am so sorry for your loss. I want to recommend a book to your family if you are open to it. It helped me a great deal when I lost Gary. It is called Love Lives On by Louis La Grand . I went to the cemetery the other day to talk to Gary and I asked him to give Lawrence a big hug from me. My heart truly aches for your family!! I know what you are going through. If you ever want to email me please do so at sunlitsmiles@gmail.com. (For family and friends of Lawrence only)

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Date: March 21, 2008
From: Amanda
City/State: Houston

The Intervention episode featuring Lawrence was one of the most touching shows I have ever seen. I did not know Lawrence, but I still feel saddened for his family, friends, and for his life cut short by the power of alcohol. May you all find solace in knowing Lawrence`s story will undoubtedly save the lives of others struggling to overcome addiction.

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Date: March 21, 2008
From: tricha
City/State: spencer,oklahoma

To the family-As many others have posted I watched Intervention and was touched by Lawrence. I was in such shock at the end of the show and told my friends about him at work and each day since then I have mentioned him. I have not been able to stop thinking of him and the family and have watched the episode many times. I cannot explain why Lawrence has touched my heart like this. God is an awesome God and he has a plan for us all.

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Date: March 21, 2008
From: steph
City/State:

First of all to whoever this J is that wrote his little comment today. Who do you think you are? Don`t hate just because someone accomplished their dreams, or got help and have people who love them. We are not those type of people and your oppinon nor money is needed so you can take it and shove it. This page is for people who want to express their sympathy an condolences. To those of you who have contributed thanks a bunch. Thanks for your prayers and the comments. My nina Rita and all the family are so appreciative of all the people who have sent their regards. Thanks everyone, and if you would like to contribute to keep his legacy alive it is greatly appreciated. His loving Cousin, Stephy

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Date: March 21, 2008
From: Kim
City/State: Phoenix, AZ

I saw your family`s story on Intervention and I was praying the whole time that he was able to overcome his battle. When I saw that he passed, my heart stopped. I`m very sorry for your loss. The show portrayed him very well and as I read all the postings about him, the show didn`t even come close to the impact he made in other people`s lives. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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Date: March 22, 2008
From: Kelli Pavalon
City/State: Las Vegas

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Lawrence`s family and closest friends. You are a true angel and we love you Lawrence Ryan.

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Date: March 22, 2008
From: Allison Oblad Easley
City/State: Los Angeles

Lawrence, I remember the day back in elementary school when you showed up and changed our life. You were the absolute kindest person I`d ever met. When we hit Jr. High School, your life started to fall apart at home, but all of your friends loved you and supported you still, while you kept a smile on our faces every second. Once my family was at Mt. Charleston and we saw you up there during your stint at Spring Mt., and it just tore me apart, but when you came home and were so much better for it...I thanked our Heavenly Father for that gift. You were so inspirational, and all the times you`d call me at night to talk, I can still hear your laugh. You will be dearly missed, and the world is a better place eternally because YOU WERE IN IT. Your family will be in our prayers. I miss you. I love you. Allison Oblad-Easley

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Date: March 22, 2008
From: brittany
City/State: ohio

i was incredibly touched by this intervention. this man was filled with love, compassion, and courage. he certainly has a legacy. i have been reading these posts, and it seems as if some of this family members including his mother, is stating that someone took his life, and precious belongings? does anyone have info on this? i have been looking for information, and cannot find anything. this is such a tragedy, and if something of that nature has happened, oh gosh, i cannot even fathom what this family is going through. if anyone has info, please email at the email provided. thank you so much, and god bless to you all. you are all in my prayers..rip "ducky"

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Date: March 22, 2008
From: Liz
City/State: Fayetteville

Prayers to all the family and friends of Lawrence. I watched Intervention and was so touched. I feel like Lawrence must have been so special to have such an out pouring of messages. I will continue praying for all of you.

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Date: March 22, 2008
From: Jennifer
City/State: Egg Harbor Twp., New Jersey

I also never met Lawrence, but having saw his Intervention episode and now reading all his guestbook entries, I am truly haunted by this amazing person. I cried at the end of the episode when I read that he passed; I was so rooting for him. I cry now as I read all these entries. How lucky you all are to have known him even if for only a short 34 years. To his family and friends I want to thank you for your bravery in letting the world into something so personal and private. I have dealt with addictions also. My son`s father (my ex) and my brother both have herion addictions, so I know how hard it is to deal with, how it rips your family apart and how ashamed you feel hoping people don`t find out. You guys fought so hard for the one you loved and you let it all out there. Just know that the battle and all the heartache were not in vain. Lawrence and his family and friends have touched countless lives and hopefully even saved some. May God comfort you and carry you in the palm of his hand in your time of need. And again - Thank you so much for letting us in.

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Date: March 23, 2008
From: tonya burroughs
City/State: jonesboro, ar

Just wanted to leave my email address for the family...in case you need someone to listen to you talk, cry or scream at the top of your lungs. Even just a correspondence to keep you sane in your moments of panic from the loss of Lawrence. tonyaburroughs@hotmail.com

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Date: March 23, 2008
From: auntie liz
City/State: tracy

I don`t know how long this site will be here.But i would like to thank everyone all over the world. We all have helped each other by our expressings.We luv you all.All you that work for him keep up the good work Sister and my nephews keep up the good work.I know things are tough but we are a big ass family and we can help each other so please talk to someone it helps there is a lots of luv to go around,and not from just family friends too we will share our luv again i luv you all thank you we miss you our little duck lv and kisses auntie liz

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Date: March 23, 2008
From: Anonymous
City/State: San Diego

My heart goes out to Lawrence`s family. To his brothers, my God, I am so sorry. To his mother, I can only imagine how you must feel. I have been an alcoholic for years, and almost died 5 years ago. It took me so long to realize that I was not drinking because I wanted to, but because I was feeding a craving beyond my control. I have alcoholism too. I understand what Lawrence went through. I wish his story would have ended differently, but this story will live on forever. I am so sorry. Take care of yourselves. He would have wanted nothing more than for you to be happy. My heart and prayers are out to you....

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Date: March 23, 2008
From: Robyn
City/State: Winchester,TN

God bless you all!!!

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Date: March 23, 2008
From: Mira
City/State: Toronto

I didn`t know Lawrence -- I only watched his intervention on Youtube. And although I know any words of mine can only sound empty, I just want to express my deepest empathy and concern for his friends and family. He looked like such a beautiful, incredible person -- a terrible, haunting loss to bear. I wish it did not have to be. He truly was an angel, wasn`t he?

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Date: March 24, 2008
From: Angel
City/State: US

I am so sorry for your loss. I have created this page on myspace for anyone who wants to leave their love for Lawrence. http://www.myspace.com/inlovingmemoryoflawrence

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Date: March 24, 2008
From: Shelbie
City/State: Sugar Pine, Ca

I just finished watching the intervention episode and am deeply saddened.... To Wendy I too have felt the pain of watching someone I love deeply with every part of my being struggle with the battles of alcoholism and know the heartache that it leaves upon the heart. I pray that you are at peace and being a Mother of a son myself my heart bleeds for your own and your family... You were such a beautiful and caring person not only in life to those around you but in death as you have continued on to affect the lives of those you have never even met... You are truely an angel and will bring awareness to many with your story as u continute to live on in the hearts of others... I will continue to spread the word about your story and pray for you and your family as if you were a close friend of my own. God bless you Lawrence. And may your family and friends find some comfort knowing they have not only the blessing of an angel now watching over them in heaven but that they were blessed to have seen one among them in life.

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Date: March 24, 2008
From: Dean Byrd, Jr.
City/State: London, KY

After watching the episode of INTERVENTION, I was highly saddened by the unfortuate outcome. I am sure that the powerful message in the show has inspired many people. Hopefully someone out there saw the episode and was able to get help before it was too late. I wish all of the family well in this difficult time. God bless Lawrence, and all of his friends and loved ones.

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Date: March 26, 2008
From: Mary
City/State: Owingsville KY

After watching Lawrence`s story on A&E, I have not been able to get him out of my mind. It was the most haunting television I have ever experienced. I had never been so moved, so saddened, or so heart broken by a story in my life. I felt at times that I was watching a part of my own life as I was married to a man that lived an almost identical life. My wish is that Lawrence is now able to love himself in a way that he was incapable of before and that peace and comfort have found him. I have said a prayer for his soul and a prayer that angels bring comfort to his friends and family. Lawrence has changed the way I look at precious life...he has made me a grateful and thankful person. His life here on earth was not in vain. Please find comfort in that. God Bless his family.

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Date: March 26, 2008
From: Treasjoirre
City/State: Charlotte, NC

I didn`t know Lawrence personally, but after viewing his story on intervention, it seemed as though I`d known him my whole life. I`ve watched this show thousands of times, but not one show has touched me the way Lawrence`s show did. He was a wonderful person, who really treated people the way he wanted to be treated. Lawrence was a standup guy, and I respect him for that. It gives me comfort to know that he`s in a much better place and any of us, he`s with his heavenly father and smiling down on us, and he has not a worry in the world. I pray that God helps his family to find comfort in knowing that he`s in a much better place.

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Date: March 26, 2008
From: Julie
City/State: Vancouver

My deepest sympathy is with the family. I was haunted for days after watching Lawrence on A&E, and finally just found somewhere to express my feelings about the episode. Lawrence had such a sweetness about him, I wish I could have known him. Again, my sincerest heartfelt sympathy is with all of his family.

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Date: March 26, 2008
From: Michelle V.
City/State: Oklahoma

I didn`t know Lawrence, but like the last few entries on this page, I saw his story on Intervention- and I too was rooting for him. I never cried so hard than at the end of that show. My husband was addicted to meth and all I could do was fight for his rights to life while he played defense. He has been sober for 342 days and though he is doing absolutely fabulous, the chance that he may relapse consumes my whole life, day after day. I secretly DVR episodes of Intervention because it is hard for my husband to see other people using the drugs when he can`t... and in case that day comes where he can`t fight anymore I hope that the strength that your family and friends had for Lawrence can guide me to have my own strength also. I know it seems redundant, but I don`t know if your family has realized how touching Lawrence`s story was.... right after I watched the show I googled his name. He was an angel because he touched so many lives. God Bless you, your family, and your friends.

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Date: March 26, 2008
From: Pauline
City/State: Mass.

Dear Rita, Feel free to email me anytime at Fiordar@aol.com. AS a parent, I will honestly tell you I do not know what it is like to lose a child but I can imagine it has to be the most difficult situation to endure. I am so sorry you are going through this. Each day you and your family and Lawrence are in my prayers. Look at all the wonderful support here! You are very blessed. Your son has touched so many people in this life. KNow that one thing life can not take away from us are memories and hold those memories close to your heart as I know you do. Thank you for sharing a part of your lives with all of us! WIth love and blessings, Pauline

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Date: March 26, 2008
From: Danelle Lovelace
City/State: Las Vegas, Nv

I can`t express in words about what a great person we are all missing out on. Lawrence was one of the first people I met when I moved to this town 8 yrs. ago. And over the yrs. He always kept in touch, My heart goes out to is family, friends, and I just want to let is Brother`s know that he was always bragging about you and showing pictures of you. I will miss his Smile and his way of always making me and anyone feel at ease. GOD BLESS Lawrence, Thank You for being my friend. You Are Already Missed!!! Danelle Lovelace

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Date: March 27, 2008
From: Andreanne Boden
City/State: Kamuela, Hawaii

Aloha Lawrence, friends and family, I just finished watching the recording of the tv show intervention and I am just crying my eyes out... I don`t even know Lawrence but feel like I do in a way and can just imagine your pain...Your story just touched me so much and gave me hope... I wish you to be strong and offer you my deepest condolences... God bless...

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Date: March 27, 2008
From: Ktown
City/State:

Hi. I just saw Lawrence`s Intervention on A&E. I was sad to hear the complications of his alcoholism took him from his family and friends. He seemed like the kind of person anyone would be proud to call a friend. God speed Lawrence.

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Date: March 30, 2008
From: Auntie Sony
City/State: modesto

I will miss all of your phone tricks you used to play on me but I would always know it was you. My only regrets is that I was not able to talk to you the last time you called and I told you that I would call you later since I was at work. When I did call you during my break you were not available and left you a message. You will always be in my heart and prayers. I was there for your mom when she was carring you maybe thats why I have the feelings that I have for you. I will always remember all the good times we shared when we were together especially when your uncle Richie and I stayed at your home for our Birthdays. But now your at rest in your new home forever and ever until we meet again. Luv you "Lawrence the Duck"

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Date: April 01, 2008
From: rayna
City/State: north hollywood

I, like many others did not get a chance to me Lawrence. However, his story touched my heart like no other Intervention story has. I am the child of an alcoholic mother, who may be on her way out. My mothers sister just passed away from alcohol related liver failure in November at the age of 46. I am no stranger to what the effects are of drinking. Lawrence`s mother Rita, brothers Rayes and Raul, as well as the friends he left behind get nothing but the deepest condolences. I know that alcoholism is a hard disease to fight, but it is also a self inflicted one. It is also often tempting to give up on the alcoholic out of frustration. Lawrence passed away knowing that he was loved, and that is what`s important. God Bless everyone who was affected by this man`s life in one way or another.

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Date: April 05, 2008
From: "Ash"
City/State: Las Vegas

Where to start, I have read all the amazing things people have written about you. People that know you and people that only saw a short glimpse of your life through the television, and the things everyone has said, are so kind it makes me happy and I know you would be too, that you have touched so many lives. Lawrence, the past month and a half has been such a struggle for me it is getting better day by day...I was 16 when I started working for you (NEON SUN!!) it was my first real job, and I was so excited, I remember when Neon 10 hadn`t even opened up yet, and I would sweep the shiny new blue floors just for something to do, I remember framing and hanging posters, shopping for lights, chairs and tables for the salon, I was so proud to be apart of it, all of that, to this day...I haven`t worked much at the stores since you have left, but I did tonight because they needed help. Lindsey and I worked with one another, we laughed and had a great time together, the funniest things happened to us tonight--things that if you had called you would be cracking up about! Just becuase thats what we did, we laughed all the time. Your vibe was with us tonight. I can not thank you enough for the experiences I have had the past 6 years working for you. I grew up here. Everything I know has to do with the salon. I guess what I am trying to say is that you, as a person, even prior to this tragedy, you inspired me. You were such a strong person and no matter what the struggle it still always shined through, I saw it, I think everyone did. I miss our talks, I miss your honesty- no matter what was going on we`d confide in one another, you were a part of my life every single day, you`d call just to check up on "your girls"....and like you said on the show you took care of everyone. And you did, I consider you part of my family and I know we were yours, Neon Sun will remain stronger than ever with the efforts of your true family and extended family. It was your pride and joy, your baby, and now that you are in a beautiful place, you will still live on through all of us who new you so well. For Rita...you are so strong, I see where he got it. I love you LGR and I WILL ALWAYS be SO PROUD OF YOU!! I miss you. ASH PS- Rest assure your good `ole boy Simon is in good hands, I love him so much, he holds the memory for me.

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Date: April 05, 2008
From: Debby
City/State: Las Vegas

I just watched Lawrence`s Intervention episode and was brought to tears. I`ve seen other episodes and none have touched me like this one did. My heart goes out to his family and friends. You are in my prayers.

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Date: April 07, 2008
From: Lorraina
City/State: Kingston, WA

I woke up and went to school today and the whole way there you were heavy on my mind!!! This song by Rascal Flatts (when the sands run out) keeps playing in my mind and I think it is your way of telling me things will be ok!! I watched you this morning!! I heard your laugh and I started crying. We talked about you in depth last night and you know I was so angry that w didn`t get to spend time together, then I realized we spend plenty of time together between dreams and visits. I am very grateful to all those who have sent all their condolences to our family, there are some amazing people in this world, I hear a lot of people saying your intervention haunted them and I would like to say it`s not the intervention series it is that Lawrence was an amazing man and he had the umf!! that was just unforgettable. I would like to also clear something up to J and who ever else decided to paste such a negative note on this site built to remember and rejoice in the life of an accomplished man, My cousin provided jobs to numerous people. He was a giver to all he could, his death was VERY UNTIMELY!! and our family is not the type of people who would use the death of a family member to capitalize we are trying to save a company and jobs!! and this family is very grateful to all those who have contributed!! please be respectful and show some class and think about what you are saying before you type it in. That is all we ask!! again god bless and thank you all over the world for your Love, Compassion, contributions, prayers and stories Lawrence smiles knowing he may have helped just one person. God Bless every single one of you!! Even the ones who are responsible God has a special plan for you!!

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Date: April 07, 2008
From: Stephy
City/State:

Hey cousin I miss you so much. So many people`s life you touched and I`m sure they are truely greatful. Thanks for all that you continue to do for my babies even though you are not physically here. you are truely missed We love you.

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Date: April 09, 2008
From: Jennifer (Tuttle) Vincent
City/State: Draper, UT

First of all, my heart goes out to the family and close friends of Lawrence. It is with great sadness that I heard of Lawrence`s recent death and fight with alcoholism. I watched the You Tube video of the A $ E Intervention last night, and since then cannot get Lawrence and his story out of my mind! I used to work with Lawrence at Wet N Wild years ago and can`t forget what a great guy he was!! He was so athletic, handsome, fun, charming, great sense of humor, and just an all-around wonderful guy---always the life of the party! Everyone was drawn towards him and was looked up to by many! I would often wonder what had become of him and was so sorry and surprised to see all the recent troubles he was fighting! He had changed so much from when I knew him...but could still recognize his smile!My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends! I`ll never forget him and am so pleased to see all the lives he has touched!

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Date: April 10, 2008
From: Lorraine
City/State: Kingston, WA

So, I woke up this morning and I didn`t want to get out of bed but, I did and I struggled to get to school as safely as I could. I realized more than ever today as the sun shined on me as I was driving that you are getting stronger and stronger as the days pass. People probably think I am crazy and you know what I don`t care, the people who did this to you will be brought to justice, more people know your beautiful face now because of the "Intervention" but, they didn`t know your heart. They didn`t what you were going through with these people who said they were your friends, but we do. I don`t care who gets mad but, we all know!!!

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Date: April 12, 2008
From: anonymous
City/State:

There are no words to truely express the essensce of my condolensces and my feelings. I worked for Lawrence for many years and feel an immense amount of guilt, sadness, anger, and hurt pertianing to this situation. I hate myself for not trying harder to help him and I really hate myself for never telling him how much impact he had on my life. I allowed the worst of his addiction to cloud the best of his contributions and if I could do it over - I would change a lot. My prayers go out to his family and especially Rayes. It was very brave of all of you to do Inteverntion and the show impacted many people. I find the tradegy of this a huge wake up call for all of us.

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Date: April 21, 2008
From: Sadia Zboray
City/State: St. Louis, MO

It makes me feel good that I am not the only stranger who can`t stop thinking about Lawrence, his friends, his family, and his story. I cried so hard and sometimes still do. I am so moved by his story and life. I would like to contribute to Neon Sun to keep his legacy alive.

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Date: April 23, 2008
From: Elia
City/State:

Hello my precious cousin. This is the day the Lord has made...I love you and miss you so much! Each day is a new day. I`m working on the invites for the reunion today and couldn`t stop thinking about you. Just know that I love you...can`t wait to see you again.

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Date: April 23, 2008
From: stephy
City/State:

Lawrence I miss you so much, I wish I would have made the move to Vegas all the times I had intended to, maybe that would have helped you live longer. I sure wish you were here so I could tell you I`m sorry for arguing with you. You are my hero and I will always remember the dance we shared. No matter how bad you looked you still looked good to me. I love you.

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Date: April 25, 2008
From: AUNT LIZ
City/State: TRACY

EVERY TIME I TUEN I SEE LITTLE THINGS THAT REMIND ME OF YOU. I WISH GOD WOULD OF LEFT YOU ON MORE BORROWED TIME BUT I GUESS HE HAD WORK FOR YOU TOO DO . I KNOW YOU ARE IN GODS HANDS ALONG WITH UNCLE ANGEL AND OTHER LOVED ONES WE WIILL MET UP SOMEDAY.I MISS YOUR CALLS AT WE HOURS. I AM GLAD THAT EVERY ONCE IN AWHILE WE CAN GET ON THIS SITE AND WRITE WHAT IS ON OUR MINDS. I HOPE YOUR BROTHERS STAY WITH THE FAMILY AND GET TO KNOW EVERYONE I THINK IT WAS IMPORTANT TO YOU WE LUV ALL OF YOU SIS YOU ARE VERY STRONG I LUV YOU BILL THATNK YOU FOR BEING THERE RAUL AND REYES HANG STRONG EVERYONE LUVS YOU HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON

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Date: April 30, 2008
From: Khalidah
City/State: Pasadena, CA

I`ve noticed that many of the most special, most smartest, most talented, get taken early. I was so sadden by Lawrence`s self-destruction. Like many of the Interventions, they make a note of the addicted person`s recovery...but not in this case. I send only good thoughts to you and your family Lawrence. Hope you rest in peace, at last.

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Date: May 07, 2008
From: Kat
City/State: Peoria IL

Like so many of the others that have written in your memorial book, I too was moved beyond words after watching your episode of Intervention. This was the only episode that literally took my breath away and left me crying at the outcome. Such a beautiful person, beautiful spirit, beautiful soul. You will live on in those that love you.

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Date: May 23, 2008
From: Heather
City/State: Raleigh NC

Your story is still resonating with me. I am still praying for your family, whose loss was immense. I just wanted to leave a note to reassure them that you are not forgotten and will be missed.

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Date: May 28, 2008
From: Lorraina
City/State: Kingston

Longtime has passed since I have written in this book and yet, I still feel like it was yesterday we got the news, some people say it gets easier but, I think they lie! You gave me strength to conquer my fears and I thank you more than you know. I graduate in 2 mons and I have you to thank for that to!! your encouragement lit a fire under me and I persued the dream and I am almost finished cousin!! I have done it and I have no doubt in my mind you were there the whole way, cheering me on!! I dreamt of your smile the other night and I I woke up heavy hearted! I miss talking and laughing on the phone with you!! I miss planning a trip we wanted to take skiing!! I guess I just miss YOU!! I love you cousin and I just wanted for you know this!!

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Date: May 28, 2008
From: Amy
City/State: Las Vegas

Lawrence, Since coming back to Las Vegas a few years ago, I have thought about you from time to time. I was saddened to learn recently of your untimely passing. Even though we had lost touch many, many years ago after high school ended, I will never forget going on the Zipper (my first time!) at the fair with you and Nino, our change and stuff flying all around, and us just laughing and laughing. My sincere condolences to your friends and family.

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Date: May 30, 2008
From: ash
City/State: las vegas

!!PLEASE READ!! OK I AM ASKING FOR HELP TO FIND SIMON, LAWRENCES` CAT I RESCUED A GOOD HOME. I`LL EXPLAIN THE STORY AND GIVE YOU A BIT OF HISTORY ON THE SITUATION. I HAVE WORKED AT NEON SUN SINCE I WAS 16, IT WAS ALWAYS ONE BIG FAMILY. WELL IN FEBRUARY A SAD INCEDENT HAPPENED AND TWO GIRLS WHO WORKED FOR THE SALON ALONG WITH MYSELF, FOUND THE OWNER IN HIS HOME, HE HAD PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 34. ALL I CAN REMEMBER WAS THAT WE WERE POUNDING ON THE DOOR AND CALLING HIS CELL PHONE REPEATEDLY. NO ANSWER. SO WE FINALLY UNLCKED THE DOOR, AND BESIDES AN AWFUL SIGHT I SAW A VERY CONFUSED AND SCARED CAT. I KEPT TELLING THE POLICE OFFICERS THERE WAS A CAT IN THERE, SO AFTER ALL WAS SAID AND DONE, THEY BROUGHT LITTLE SIMON OUT IN A CARRIER AND I IMMEDIATLY FELT CONNECTED TO HIM. SO I BROUGHT HIM HOME, AND AS OF LATE I LIVE WITH MY GRANDMA, EVERYHING WAS GOING GOOD, THEN SUDDENLY HE WAS THROWING UP HERE AND THERE THEN IT GOT WORSE. MY GRANDMOTHER DIDN`T WANT TO DEAL WITH IT, BUT BY THIS TIME WAS SUPER ATTACHED TO SIMONSKI. SHE KEPT TELLING ME TO HAVE HIS FAMILY TAKE CARE OF IT AND TO GET RID OF HIM. SO I WHICH MAKES ME FEEL EVEN MORE SORRY AND SAD FOR SIMON. LONG STORY SHORT, WHILE I WAS GONE ONE AFTERNOON MY GRANDMA GATHERED ALL HIS THINGS UP AND DROPPED HIM OFF AT NEON SUN. I FOUND OUT BECAUSE ALL THE EMPLOYEES CALLED ME SAYING I NEEDED TO DO SOMETHING OR HE WOULD BE TAKEN TO THE SHELTER WHICH TO ME MEANS HE`D BE PUT DOWN. I IMMEDIATLY DROVE TO PICK HIM UP, AND HE CLUNG TO ME CRYING. MY MOTHER AT THIS POINT SAID SHE`S TAKE HIM UNTIL I COULD BRING HIM TO A VET OR FIND HIM A HOME, THEN AGAIN HE STARTED VOMITING, AND I HAD A FRIEND WHO WORKS AT A VETS OFFICE TAKE A LOOK AT HIM. SHE SAID HE IS HEALTHY WITH THE EXCEPTION OF POSSIBLE CHRONIC PANKRITUS. I DO NOT HAVE THE MEANS AT THE MOMENT TO HAVE HIM FIXED BUT HE IS A WONDERFUL CAT WITH A BIG HEART AND I CAN NOT BARE TO SEE HIM BE PUT DOWN, AFTER ALL HE`S BEEN THROUGH. SO IF ANYONE OR KNOWS ANYONE WHO CAN HELP ME FIND HIM A HOME WHERE HE WILL BE TAKEN CARE OF PLEASE LET ME KNOW ASAP. HE IS NOW STAYIN WITH MY FRIEND, AND IS ON A SPECIAL DIET HE IS DOING MUCH BETTER THE PAST COUPLE WEEKS SINCE BIENG ON A STRICT DIET BUT STILL HAS HIS MOMENTS. SHE IS NOT ALLOWED ANIMALS IN HER APARTMENTS, AND MAINTENANCE SAW HIM, SO NOW I REALLY NEED TO FIND SOMEONE WHO CARES AND WILL LOVE HIM. IF ANYONE IS INTERESTED PLEASE PLEASE EMAIL ME BACK AT TRDIRTRIDER07@AOL.COM THANK YOU SO MUCH

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Date: June 26, 2008
From: Elia
City/State:

Hello my beloved cousin. I miss you so much...I know you are in the Father`s house, so you are no longer here on Earth. I love you dearly, and I cannot wait until we meet pass those pearly white gates you have walked through already. You are always in my heart and in my thoughts...it does not get easier, but time comforts the heart..as does family. I love you and miss you Lawrence...

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Date: July 01, 2008
From: Jamielynn
City/State: Las Vegas

Lawrence...It`s sadened me to see you go through as much as you have through the A&E taping. My heart goes out to you & your family. I hope that you are finally in a place of peace & happiness. Your smile and who you were as a person to those you loved will never be forgotten. Rest in peace xo

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Date: July 09, 2008
From: Cousin Yesenia
City/State: San Jose

Hi Cousin, just wanted you to know that I am thinking of you. I love you and miss u very much.

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Date: July 12, 2008
From: Tara
City/State:

I have never met your loved one, but I saw the Intervention episode with his story. I just wanted to say that my heart broke for him. It was obvious what a wonderful man he was and how much you all loved him. I was deeply touched by the episode and deeply saddened by the end result. I just wanted to pass on my prayers for his entire family and the friends that loved him. May your memories always remind you of the wonderful man he was. God Bless You.

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Date: July 12, 2008
From: Carolyn White
City/State: Madison Heights, MI

To Lawrence`s family- I am so sorry for your loss. I just watched Intervention and was shocked at the ending of this tragic story. My mother and ex-husband battle this disease and I can only pray they heed my pleadings and realize they have so many people that love and care for them as your family did for Lawrence.

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Date: July 12, 2008
From: Tammy
City/State: tampa

I just watched Intervention and I see that several others who have watched before have signed with the same thoughts that I am having. There`s not really much more I can say that I haven`t already read here. Your story touched me deeply. I am going to continue to search for information on Neon Sun, because I am truly hoping that you have been able to keep the business going. God bless your family and friends. The love they have for you was tremendous. It had to be if I was able to feel it in a 1 hour television show. But you were obviously more than deserving of it. You are in a better place and they will join you one day. Until then rest in peace Lawrence.
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Date: March 18, 2008
From: megan
City/State: chicago

i watch intervention every week, and i have never watched a story that affected me like lawrence`s. in the hour i watched, i saw an amazing person with so many people who loved him, who just couldn`t escape the pain in his soul. my condolences to his family and his friends.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Sherri
City/State: denver,co

To Mom and Brothers, just look at the impact your brother has had! I am sure he will help someone, one person saved, cause of Lawrence! RIP. I was crying, pulling for you buddy! Sherri

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Cristina Cortez
City/State: Chicago

I watched Lawrence`s story last night...and I haven`t been able to get him out of my mind. I`m so sorry for everything you guys have been through and for the loss of your son and brother. Just know that you have a true ANGEL watching over you. GOD BLESS!!!!

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Tanya
City/State: Red Deer, Alberta, Canada

Well, it`s a day after the A&E Intervention episode aired...Lawrence was my last thought before I fell asleep, and my first thought when I woke up this morning. My heart goes out to all who knew him...I can say I know how the family feels, as I lost the love of my life in October 2008, he also had a bad drinking problem. I would have been blessed to know your Lawrence as he seemed to be a beautiful, caring human being. Please take good care of yourselves, Lawrence would want that.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Jessica
City/State: Portland, Maine

To Lawrence`s family and friends, I watched Intervention last night, and have never been so moved by a tv show. I was so happy when he went to treatment, and so saddened by his death. I can`t imagine the grief everyone is feeling, but maybe you will take comfort in knowing that Lawrence will undoubtedly inspire and help many people. He became an angel too soon, and I am so sorry for your loss. You are in many people`s thoughts and prayers today.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Karen
City/State: North Palm Beach, Florida

I watched Lawrence`s story on Intervention last night and was touched by him and his family and friends. I was saddened to see how the story ended. I pray peace for all who knew him. He definitely was a terrific individual and I`m sure his story will help thousands of others... God Bless!

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Clara Serrano
City/State: Albuquerque, NM

I watched Lawrence`s story last night on Intervention and was so sadened by his death. I just wanted to say to his Mother, family and friends how sorry I am for your loss. Lawrence touch many hearts last night and I want to say "Thank You Lawrence" for sharing your story. May your soul Rest in peace.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Lisa Ortiz
City/State: Colorado

To the family, Thank you! Heal and be happy! Be proud of the person he was. Rita, I don`t know you, but I am a mother, I am praying for you, and your boys. Your willingness to share Lawrence with the world is a great gift, I am very touched, and cry and mourn with you.LO

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Stephenie
City/State: Cleveland

I did not know Lawrence, but I watched Intervention last night and was very moved by his story. I was so sad to see that he died. I know that he will be greatly missed and my prayers are with his family and friends and all the people whose lives he touched. He touched mine and I didn`t even know him.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: janet
City/State: illinois

After watching last nights episode of Intervention I have not been able to get Lawrence off my mind. I cannot say enough how sorry I am to all his family and friends and what a shock to see that he passed away. The look on his face during the intervention tells me he knew how much he was loved. Again, I`m just so sorry for your great loss.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: andrea
City/State: las vegas

I met Lawrence 7 years ago. He was a lot of fun and very motivating. I remember his drive in life. I have not seen him in 4 years, but I remember all of the fun times going out, boating at Lake Meade, and his great pool parties at his other house. I saw the show "Intervention" last night and could not believe that he was on it! It was very surreal watching his family come together because I remember him talking about his brothers and his mother with so much pride. I am going to look for the old pictures I have of him smiling today. I am very sorry for the Loss.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: John Macedo
City/State: MEXICO CITY, MEXICO

I am very sad to know that Lawrence passed away, but I know for sure that he will be remembered as a great man who always came thru for his family and friends, he was a very succesful man, a helping hand to most, and an example to follow during most part of his life. It is sad to see that his intervention came in too late. Sometimes stubborness and denial become your worst defects and end up being your worst enemy, this I think is what happened to you. I would`ve liked to meet you personally and learned from you, since you looked like a great mentor, and believe me, I would`ve done everything to take you apart from what took you away from this life. May you rest in peace in heaven.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Dawn
City/State: wv

I watched intervention last night the same way I do every Monday, but this episode was like none I have seen before. We watch as a family because I have children, and I want them to see the affects of bad choices. His story was so much more. You could tell he cared so much for he people around him, but he never learned to care as much about himself.I could not sleep last night I just kept thinking of him and his family. i just can not get it off my mind. I know his brothers tried to prepare themselves, but you can never be truly prepared for the death of a loved one.My heart goes out to all of you.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Laura
City/State: Michigan

My heart DEEPLY goes out to all of the fortunate people who have had the honor of knowing Lawrence. Like all who have seen his episode there are no words that can describe the emotions that went through me. TO HIS FAMILY- You all will be in my prayers daily. And TO ALL OTHERS- I hope he touched your heart enough that everyone will help keep his spirit alive by donating anything that can be spared to his business account. I know my family and myself will be a part in helping to keep his dream alive. God Bless

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Tanya
City/State: San Gabriel, CA

I watched Intervention last night and was so touched by Lawrence`s story and my heart just broke when I found out he had passed away. My heart goes out to his family and friends. Wendy you are an amazing person and just in the hour of the episode I could see the love that Lawrence had for you, the way he looked at you. Stay strong.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Jill
City/State: new york, ny

I`ve never watched intervention before but I watched last night. Lawrence was an amazing person!!! So inspirational....I can`t get him or the family out of my mind. You were all so very lucky to of had him in your lives. Good luck in keeping the tanning salons going and in keeping his name alive. I hope you find the horrible people who did this to him and justice will be served - what goes around comes around! God Bless! Jill

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Charisse
City/State: Helendale, Ca

I watched the show yesterday, and was very touched by hi story... I was in complete tears by the end ! My heart goes out to the family, and especially his mother , and 2 brothers. Rest in peace Lawrence.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Eve
City/State: New York

I did not know you Ryan. I just know of you. I was intrigued by your story. It taught me a lot about myself and why I could not settle the differences between my life and happiness. Knowing of you has taught me a lot. A LOT. The demons that tormented you were also circulating me and they wanted the same ending, but I know now Ryan. So young, yet you single handedly raised an important awareness for so many people, including me. Thank you for being such a great teacher. I will look for you in Heaven and give you a high five, well done teach! and THANK YOU!

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Joseph Lopez
City/State: Desoto

I saw intervention and was so happy for Lawrence when he accepted treatment. Then at the end of the show my heart was ripped out. I feel horrible today. I felt like I knew him, he seemed to be such a genuine person. I will pray for the family.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Marie
City/State: Phoenix, az

I watched Intervention last night and was literally heartbroken to learn you passed. You truly touched my heart with your spirit, love, and compassion. I can only imagine the loss that your family feels right now, when only after watching less than an hour`s worth of your life last night still touches me today.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Michael Estes
City/State: San Antonio

My heart goes out to the family and devoted friends of Lawrence. He accomplished so much in his short life and I was so sorry to hear at the end of the "Intervention" program that he had passed away.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Melissa
City/State: Vacaville, CA

I finished watching the intervention episode of Lawrence. I was so saddened to hear he lost his battle. I was very touched by the story. Although I don`t know of him personally I just felt so bad that he did not beat the disease. It was so hard to see what a success he was and what the alcohol did to his life. I send out my condolenses to you and your family.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Misty
City/State: Missouri

My heart goes out to family and friends.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Kymm
City/State: Tucson, Arizona

To Lawrence`s family, friends, and Wendy. I never saw so much pain as I saw when you all tried desperately to save Lawrence`s life. And, I haven`t felt as numb as I felt when Intervention displayed the "ending"...Lawrence is with all of you here on earth through the precious memories he left with all of you. He touched soooo many who never knew him, but we were all given a chance to enter his world because you were all willing to share the Hell we all experience with addictions. May God be with you and may Lawrence`s story save as many lives of addicts as He wishes! Thank you for sharing this heartbreaking story.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Amanda Martinez
City/State: Denver

My heart goes out to Lawrence`s family. Words are hard to come by from a stranger but I am deeply saddened by our loss and I will keep you in my prayers.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Teresa
City/State: Mesquite, NV

Like so many others who watched Lawrence`s story on Intervention, I too was moved to tears. I pray that his mother, brothers and friends will be comforted by all the messages received since the show and know that Lawrence has touched so many lives in a positive way.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Amanda
City/State: Chicago

I am overcome by the outpouring of messages for your son. I too was captivated by his life`s journey last night as I watched it unfold. How lucky you were to have had him in your lives, and the strength, honor and loyalty of his brothers is a true testament to what a wonderful mentor and friend he was. Thank you for sharing him with the rest of the world. It is comforting to know that, even if it is only for a short while, angels do walk the earth.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Michelle
City/State: Denver

I watched Lawrence`s` story on A & E last night, the whole time thinking how much he resembled my father. Not so much in appearance but in his mannerisms, clearly exemplifying the later stages of alcoholism. Then there was Rayes. I saw myself in him. The angry resentment and refusal to allow them to hurt us anymore. I really do think that resentment is what keeps me breathing everyday. Reading the closing commentary at the end of the show quite literally knocked the wind out of me. I wasn`t prepared. My father is still alive and I thought I had prepared myself for the inevitable phone call, but clearly, I haven`t. Anyway, I really don`t know why I`m writing to you. I know a stranger`s sympathy is of little comfort to you now. But I wanted you to know how much your family`s story affected me.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Danielle
City/State: Boston

It did not surprise me to see how many strangers posted condolences after viewing Lawrences "Intervention" episode last night. He really touched so many people`s hearts without ever knowing it. You can tell what an amazing person he was and how much he will be missed by all. After only a 1 hour TV show, I felt as though I knew him. May he rest in peace and may his family and friends find peace as well, knowing he is no longer in pain and in a better place.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: TC
City/State: Wash. state

To Lawrence`s family; Please know that I am offering Masses and Rosaries for Lawrence. I am remembering him during this most Holy Week of Lent. Eternal rest grant unto him oh Lord and may perpetual light shine upon him. May he and all the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Rich Whitaker
City/State: Hood River OR

I was so moved by this episode of "Intervention" I watched it twice and recorded it. My heart goes out to all that tried to help him. Trying to break through the addiction and get a person to really see reality is tough. I am a recovering alcoholic and it took an injury to stop me from drinking because I couldn`t get to the store. When I saw at the end he had passed I felt I had been hit by a truck. I cried for him and all of you that had worked so hard to save him. May God Bless all of you. May you all sleep well at night knowing that you gave 110%. You are all in my prayers.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Mary Powell
City/State: Miami,Fl

My heart goes out to Lawrences family and friend. Out of all the Intervention episodes I`ve watched this one was the most heartfelt. It stayed with me all during the night even while trying to sleep. I was compelled to look it him up on the internet.I was sad at the end of the show when I read that he didn`t make it. I was really pulling for him.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Stephanie
City/State: Phoenix, az

I just watched the episode of Intervention last night and after i watched Lawrences story, i had to do more research on him. Out of all the storys on Intervention, this one touched me in a way that no other episode ever touched me. I want to say to Lawrences family, we are praying for you. It totally broke my heart when i saw at the end that he lost his battle, but something told me throught the entire episode that he was probably already heading in that direction. Even though i did not know Lawrence, he will always have a place in my heart and mind. This episode really touched me and I want to thank A&E for casting Lawrence in a wonderful and lovely light....Rest in Peace Lawrence...

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Stephanie
City/State: CA

As with others who have written condolences, I too watched the Intervention episode of Lawrence and cried my eyes out. This by far has captured so many peoples hearts and we grieve with you. Thank you for letting us into your family and sharing this awful disease in so as much that it will at least help one person is huge. Lawrence was a wonderful person who now walks with the Lord in peace with no more pain. To the mother, DO NOT BLAME YOURSELF! You raised a fine son. His disease had nothing to do with you. To his brothers, the same goes and you could tell he loved you guys more than anything. Wendy, God bless you for being there for him. He shines like a "Neon Sun" and will never be forgotten, by family and strangers alike. Thank you for sharing Lawrence with us. God Bless you all.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: theresa
City/State: alexandria,louisiana

I`m so sorry for your loss. I just watched the story on tv. He really was such a fine man who really loved his family.his story really touched my haert. may God bless you all.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Desiree
City/State: mira loma,california

Dear, LAWRENCE Saw the show intervention while i was watching the show i was like "I hope he pulls through" the end shocked me and saddened me, i couldn`t believe it had you on my mind today even though i didn`t know you, but may you rest in peace.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Nikkie S
City/State: New York, NY

As many others have, I watched with the Intervention episode last night & was with a heavy heart saddened to hear of the loss of Lawrence`s life. I`ve never been so moved by a story as I was by his, & my heartfelt condolences go to his family & close friends. Although you all will miss him terribly I hope you can take comfort in knowing he`s one of God`s angels now, & that he`s finally at peace.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Stranger
City/State: Las Vegas

I watched INTERVENTION last night and this morning I wanted to extend my condolonces and pray for the repose of Lawrence. May God bless those who cared for him and especially his mother with the comfort and peace only HE can give. I honor the family and friend for trying so valiantly to save Lawrence and participating in INTERVENTION. We hope and pray the airing of Lawrnece`s story may save the life of someone else.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Claudia
City/State: Las Vegas

I watched Lawrence`s story on Intervention last night. It had a profound impact on me. I watched my own father die from the same horrible disease. I was elated when Lawrence agreed to treatment, and devastated when I learned he`d just passed away. It`s affected me all night and all morning. I hope his family takes comfort in knowing that, even in death, Lawrence touched many lives. My thoughts and prayers are with his friends and family.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Mimi Arcala
City/State: Orange County, CA

I saw your story on television, and just wanted to say it was such a tragedy and I wish your family well and wish you eternal peace. You were a beautiful person.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Tiffany
City/State: Lubbock,Tx

I watched the show Intervention last night, and I gotta tell you I understand the love you all as his family and friends had for him. Just by watching this show-he touched soo many lives, gave so many people the courage to start the healing process-so his pain and suffering was not in vain. When he looked straight at the camera it`s like he pulled you in with his eyes and surrounded your with he heart. Wendy may God bless you for all the support you gave him and his family.THANK YOU LAWRENCE!!!!!!!!!

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: tonya burroughs
City/State: jonesboro, arkansas

I watched you come to life before my eyes on A&E last night & cried when they announced your passing at the end of the show. I connected with you the moment I saw you onscreen. If only you could have felt the love your family had for you. Your spirit had long left your body at the time the show was taped, I am so sorry for your family but am happy for you because I know you are much happier now. No more suffering, no more thoughts of terror that plagued you from childhood. Lawrence you will hold a special place in my heart from this day forward. Peace to you & to all who loved you.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Dana
City/State: San Antonio, TX

I, like so many others, was emotionally affected by the show last night. I have never been so hopeful for someone and was shocked to hear of his passing. I was pulling for him desperately as was everyone, it appears. I too have been thinking about Lawrence, his family, and friends for the better part of 24 hours. The strength it took, as his family and friends, to help was evident in your faces and was indeed the most emotionally significant part of the episode. I was sobbing for this person I`d never met. I wish you all peace during this very difficult time. It is clear that the best of Lawrence will live on in the way he has impacted peoples lives and continues to impact the lives of many more in the future. All the best for the future to those who were close to Lawrence.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: MOMMA
City/State: Las Vegas, NV

TO all our new Neon Sun Tanning Salon Family Member who have been blessed by watching A&E Intervention last night. Know that God has touched you through our family. We want to thank each of you from our hearts. You are the reason we had to do this story about Lawrence so that if it could help one person then we knew it was worth it! You all have changed our lives as well! Just reading the stories and receiving the phone calls from each of you has been a blessing! Thank you for your financial contributions that will ensure his legacy. LOVE MOMMA

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Felicia
City/State: Las Vegas

Lawrence you will greatly be missed. My condolences to all family and friends....

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Jaclyn
City/State:

I am in awe, of the caring words left by family, friends, and strangers. My deepest condolences go out to Lawrence`s loved ones. I, too, know all too well what it is like to lose someone you love so much. I truly hope that while you have suffered a great loss, that someone, somewhere, will find strength in Lawrence`s message. In closing, I found the last verse of this poem to speak volumes: "When tomorrow starts without me, Don`t think we`re far apart, For every time you think of me, I`m right here, in your heart."

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: tiffany
City/State: florida

LAWRENCE-We did not know eachother in this life,but one day I hope to meet you on the other side.You truly touched my heart in so many ways.I`m still struggling with the grip that alcohol has had on my life,everyday is a challenge.But it`s also a struggle that I feel is a bit easier now thanks to you.You are my inspiration and motivation.The world suffered when we lost you.How do I know?You`ve touched all these peoples lives and hearts forever in a mere hour,I can only imagine how so to your immediate circle.My heart goes out to Lawrence`s family and especially Wendy-If you read this please don`t think of yourself as an enabler in his passing,for it was your love and care that enabled him to live. Lots of love Lawrence,You will be missed.XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: mandy
City/State: Little Rock

I watched Intervention last night and Lawrence`s story truly touched and saddened me. My heart goes out to his family and all the people that were fortunate to have met this amazing person. He overcame such obstacles in his childhood and he came out a survivor. Even though he`s one of God`s angels now, his story will help save people`s lives.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Randi
City/State: Iowa Park, Tx

Lawrence, his family, and his many many friends, I am deeply sorry for your loss. You are all in my prayers. May God be with you all in this time of need.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Amanda
City/State: VA

I too just watched Intervention and felt the tears fall from my eyes as I read that Lawrence was now in Heaven. I could see the love in his eyes when he agreed to seek help, it is so obvious to me how much love he felt for his family and friends. What a wonderful person he was; I believe that even without ever meeting him. My thoughts and prayers go out to all who has suffered such a tragic loss of a man who was taken too soon...

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Mia
City/State: Stockton

I was mesmerized by this particular Intervention episode. I did not turn the channel during commercials and I usually do and I never really finish watching, but "Lawrence" had that look in his eyes. I knew from the get go he was special. I liked him. His struggle with his addiction and pain will give strength to many who knew him and teach those who didn`t. His life will forever have purpose and meaning. What a wonderful human being!!!! "Only The Good Die Young" - Billy Joel

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Cyndi & Steve
City/State: Ocala, FL

I felt the need to write to Lawrence and his family after seeing the show. What a tragic end to the life of an extraordinary man. In just one hour he touched our hearts in a way that I wish I would have had the privilege of meeting him. Hi life was cut short yes, but he has impacted and taught so many people in the time he was with us. All my prayers to the family, and Wendy (his angel), God Bless.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Joey
City/State: Kentucky

I watch "Intervention" each week. Last night was the episode on Lawrence Ryan, which was the most heart-felt show so far. Since the program began, they have aired alot of people, but Lawrence was the first person that touched my heart. At the end of the program when it said he passed away---I just felt so sad for him and his family. He must have been a special man.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Rhonda Q
City/State: Indy

I watched the Intervention episode that featured Lawrence last night...and I have not been able to stop thinking about it all day today. What a genuine, decent person Lawrence surely was. I have watched the show many times and this episode touched me in a way the others did not. I didn`t know Lawrence personally, but watching the show I could tell what kind of a person he was. It was hard to see someone so talented, smart, but yet so lost. I was cheering for Lawrence when he agreed to the treatment, and shocked and deeply saddened when I read of his passing. I have read many of the messages on this guestbook- many who knew him write about how he touched them personally- I would like for Lawrence`s family to rest with the knowledge that he touched those he never even met, like myself. Lawrence`s death will not be in vain, for it shall serve as a wake-up call to others about the dangerous, soul-killing effects of alcohol. I would like to extend my deepest condolences to the family and friends of Lawrence. Please stay strong and know he is in a better place. God bless.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: V. F
City/State: Phx, Az

If tomorrow start`s without me I`ve dreamed many dreams that never came true, If tomorrow starts without me, And I`m not there to see, If the sun should rise and find your eyes All filled with tears for me; I wish so much you wouldn`t cry The way you did today, While thinking of the many things, We didn`t get to say. I know how much you love me, As much as I love you, And each time that you think of me, I know you`ll miss me too; But when tomorrow starts without me, Please try to understand, That an angel came and called my name, And took me by the hand, And said my place was ready, In heaven far above, And that I`d have to leave behind All those I dearly love. But as I turned to walk away, A tear fell from my eye For all my life, I`d always thought, I didn`t want to die. I had so much to live for, So much left yet to do, It seemed almost impossible, That I was leaving you. I thought of all the yesterdays, The good ones and the bad, The thought of all the love we shared, And all the fun we had. If I could relive yesterday, Just even for a while, I`d say good-bye and kiss you And maybe see you smile. But then I fully realized, That this could never be, For emptiness and memories, Would take the place of me. And when I thought of worldly things, I might miss come tomorrow, I thought of you, and when I did, My heart was filled with sorrow. But when I walked through heaven`s gates, I felt so much at home. When God looked down and smiled at me, From His great golden throne, He said, "This is eternity, And all I`ve promised you." Today your life on earth is past, But here life starts anew. I promise no tomorrow, But today will always last, And since each day`s the same way There`s no longing for the past. You have been so faithful, So trusting and so true. Though there were times You did some things You knew you shouldn`t do. But you have been forgiven And now at last you`re free. So won`t you come and take my hand And share my life with me? So when tomorrow starts without me, Don`t think we`re far apart, For every time you think of me, I`m right here, in your heart. Author "David M Romano" Thank You for sharing your story. I can only hope that sharing this poem that has brought me comfort in the past 7 mos. will do the same for your family.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: LeAnne
City/State: Bonifay, FL

I watched Intervention last night as I always do - I have NEVER been so touched so deep in my heart and soul by a complete stranger before - I had to search for more info on Lawrence. Lawrence seemed to be such a kind and loving person. His family and friends were so lucky to have known him. I was so glad Lawrence finally agreed to treatment only to learn Lawrence had passed away - I was moved to tears - my heart hurt for Lawrence who during the hour it took to watch Intervention became my friend. His story has been on my mind since the show last night. I shared his story today at work. I just can`t seem to get him off my mind for some reason - he could speak with his eyes and his beautiful smile. He was such a loving and caring person - he deserved better in life - I know someone like him has to be resting in peace with our Heavenly Father - God would not let someone that wonderful go. My thoughts and prayers go out to Lawrence`s family and friends - please know that you all were truly blessed in life to have know such a wonderful person. Keep his memory alive. God Bless ! ! !

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Sheree Hurst
City/State: Goodyear, AZ

I too watched "Intervention" last night that featured Lawrence`s story. He seemed like such a wonderful, successful person that just somehow lost his way. It was obvious how loved he was by all his family and friends. It was heartbreaking to see his transformation due to alcohol. My husband and I were completely shocked when we found out at the end that he had passed away. We were really pulling for him. My heart goes out to you and your family & friends. May God bless you Lawrence.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Cassy
City/State: las vegas, nv

I seen Lawrence`s story last night on A&E`s Intervention, I was so moved by his wonderful smile and light spirit. My prayers go out to his family & friends. I think in one way or another we have all be affected by the disease of addiction thru ourselves or a loved one. My hats go off to his family for loving him so much and wanting to help him. Rest in peace Lawrence. Thanks for sharing your story and touching the rest of the world.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Jeannie
City/State: Colorado

I also did not know Lawrence but only watched the television show he, his family and friends were featured on. What a bright, energetic and enthusiastic man. To have been a successful entrepreneur at such an early age. Everyone around him must have been so proud. My condolences to all of his family and friends who are grieving at this time.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: K
City/State: Las Vegas

Last night I too watched that episode of "Intervention." It was half way through the show before I realized that I knew him. I recorded it, and watched it twice. It`s been 15 years since I last saw Lawrence. I worked at a local gym that he was a memeber of. We hung out together a few times....became friends. I can remember his smile so clearly, one of the best smiles I`ve ever seen. He was a sweet, honest, and loving soul who would do anything for anyone...that`s what I remember most. I am so sorry for your loss. I understand what`s it`s like to try to save someone that doesn`t see the problem. I recently lost my brother-in-law to a heroin/cocaine addiction......he didn`t think there was a problem either. Find comfort in knowing that you did all you could do. I have thought non-stop about Lawrence and his family since last night, and I`m sure I`ll be thinking of you all for some time. My condolences to all that loved him.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Marie
City/State: Phoenix, AZ

I am so thankful that I found this site. I have been touched and saddened since watching the show last night. I cried when I saw that he did not make it and my heart broke for all of his family and friends, especially his mom, his brothers and Wendy. Bless you all. He loved you all so much and I am in awe of what he accomplished in his life. He is at peace and I see him in heaven with that BEAUTIFUL smile. I will continue to pray for you all and thank you for sharing your story. Most of all I am honored to have the opportunity of seeing and sharing not only the addiction but all of his accomplishments. God Bless You and to Lawrence - thank you for allowing us to learn from this.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Victoria
City/State: Stockton, CA

Lawrence, as so many have already said, you have touched the lives of so many people that never knew you. I am one of them. Your episode of Intervention was so moving. The love your fanily and friends have for you was so palpable and I could tell that you were a wonderful human being, son, brother and friend. You reminded me of my brother, who raised me as a daughter and was my mother`s only support system, much as you were for your mom and brothers. Although nothing will ver make your loss easier for them, I hope your family and friends are finding some comfort in knowing how your spirit and beauty have touched so many lives. The world will miss having you in it.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Anita Poche Wells
City/State: Rochester, MN

Like many before this entry I saw the A&E Intervention program last night. I actually taped it so I could watch it again but after getting to the very last minute of the program and finding out that Lawrence did not make it through, I am not sure I will see the tape. My heart broke and my heart still breaks for the family losing such a wonderful person. Alcoholism is such a hard way to lose a loved one because it leaves you feeling someone could have done more. Please, Lawrence`s loved ones, know that you shared him with the world and gave us knowledge we will hold dear. You have saved other families in letting us know Lawrence and we are eternally grateful. God has him and has healed him and Lawrence is whole again.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Wendy
City/State: Las Vegas NV

Hi it`s me Wendy. I want to say Thank you so much to everyone from all over the continent for all the kind words and phone calls. I went to work this morning after watching the show last night and I felt terrible. Soon after I arrived there though the phone began to ring and kind voices of strangers made me smile. Since losing Lawrence near 4 weeks ago everything has become difficult but it`s the support that is getting me through. Keep the notes and phone calls coming PLEASE. We have two NEON SUN salons open in the Vegas area. The phone numbers are 702-399-1333 and 702-616-3111 or voice mail at 702-647-6366. I have received many phones calls about contributions to Lawrence`s Memorial fund. If you would like to contribute and keep his stores and legacy alive: Please send to 1000 N.Green Valley pwky Henderson, NV 89074. Checks can be made to Rita Phillips or Rayes Gonzales. Thank you so much and Love to all of you.........Wendy

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Ccedillo
City/State: Buffalo, NY

I saw the internvention story last night and i cried like a baby when i saw the end result. i was so sure he was going to do well and we were going to see a recovered Lawrence. I was so upset and i didn`t even know Lawrence. Just from watching the show I can tell he helped everyone around him and had a big heart. He went through so much abuse and stuck it out and helped his brothers and mother. I wish his family strenght. May God bless you and give you peace and strenght to move forward.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: C
City/State: SF

To the family of Lawrence, I want to say thank you for letting his story be put on television. I was incredibly touched and saddened by all that he struggled through, and even though we never met, I have been crying and thinking about Lawrence all day. It was obvious that many people loved and cared about him deeply. Please take comfort in the fact that his story will benefit many people, and help some turn their lives around. I know that Lawrence is with God now, and he doesn`t have to suffer anymore. He is free from all his sadness and his pain. God bless you all, and Lawrence, I am happy you were finally liberated from this cruel world. You were too good for this place. You have returned to your Creator`s loving hands, a place of eternal peace and unimaginable joy. We are all waiting to join you!

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Pat
City/State: Illinois

Lawrence`s "Intervention" was one that touched my heart also. My thoughts and prayers are with all that knew and loved him. I read the tributes after the show last evening and since he was still in my thoughts I felt compelled to check again today. What an inspiration! Lawrence, "Go Rest High On That Mountain".

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Megan
City/State: Memphis, TN

I did not know Lawrence, but his story has been the ONLY thing on my mind since I watched Intervention last night. I felt like my heart was ripped out of my chest when I saw the end and couldn`t have stopped the tears from flowing if I tried. I lost my adopted father to alcholism- and although I was not close to my father, Lawrence`s story really hit home. I had to find a way to let his family know that Lawrence has touched me more than any single person- whether I have known them personally or not. To his family and Wendy: I am sorry for the pain you are going through.. You are truly blessed to have had such an incredible man in your life..even though you did not get near enough time with him. Y`all were so strong for him and the immense love you felt for him was evident all throughout the hour I watched. Thank you all for touching my life and the lives of SO many others. You are in my prayers always... God bless and rest in peace, beautiful angel Lawrence.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Mary
City/State: Milwaukee, WI

It is simply amazing how many people have been touched by Lawrence`s story. We, too were deeply moved by the story of Lawrence`s life and tragic death at suc a young age. We had several conversations today and nobody could quite put their finger on why this particular story of addiction hit us all so hard. One thing we did agree on: Lawrence as a kind soul. If even one person who saw his story is saved from the same fate, Lawrence`s death will not have been in vain. Peace be with you all.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Chris Beers
City/State: Las Vegas

I had lost touch with Lawrence over the last 13 yrs around the time he was married. I met Lawrence while working with him at Wet-N-Wild. My wife caught the episode of him on Intervention last night.Needless to say I was blown away when I watched the episode. My heart goes out to Lawrence`s Family.His Family meant everything to him. Our Deepest Sympathy from the Beers Family

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Victoria
City/State: Omaha, NE

Respectively to the Family of Lawrence Ryan: "And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away." I watched the Intervention progam on A & E last last night. To the family and loved ones of a Bright and Shining Star. What a major presence and contribution Lawrence had given to the world! I pray for continued comfort to the family and friends.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Theresa
City/State: Woodbridge, New Jersey

I am also a long time "Intervention" viewer and thought I had seen it all. But Lawrence`s story broke my heart like no other episode had. It drove home the fact that for every alcoholic that becomes sober, there are so many more who just don`t make it. Even at the worst moments, Lawrence seemed like such a kindhearted person. He did *not* deserve what happened to him. If anything deserves blame, it is this horrible disease. I am sure Lawrence`s story has and will continue to save lives. My thoughts and prayers are with you always.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: jeannie
City/State: Toronto, Ontario Canada

I watched A&E`s Intervention last night with Lawrence and I was so touched AND moved. I was sobbing so hard that my husband could hardly console me. Lawrence seemed to have a tenderness about him and throughout the entire program I was willing him to accept the treatment and for his life to get better. To the family and Wendy - I am SO sorry for your loss. Throughout his life and in his passing, Lawrence has touched a lot of lives (including mine). Hopefully to maintain his legacy, there will be a website in his honour. God Bless you all.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Sarah
City/State: Illinois

I want to send my sympathies and condolences to all of Lawrence`s family. I did not even know him, but he touched me greatly by watching his story on Intervention. I always root for those people on there and want to see wonderful recovery stories at the end. Sometimes you see them recover and sometimes they go back to the addiction. However, it saddened me greatly when it got to the end of Lawrence`s story only to see that not only was I not going to see this vibrant young person pop back up on the screen looking more healthy than ever and talking about their recovery, but I was going to have to see the worst of the show and that is when someone passes away because of their addiction. After watching the story, I realized that that could have been me had I not stopped drinking 6 years ago and it did bring back some bad memories in my own life, but I know airing his story has saved countless lives and I thank you for that. He seemed like such a handsome, young, intelligent man and I just wish that before he died he could have had a chance to see how many lives he touched and maybe have been alive today. I am sorry for what the family has had to go through and continues to go through to this day and for the rest of their life. God Bless all of you.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: tim
City/State: houston

I too wanted to take this opprotunity to tell the family of Lawrence my deepest condolences. I am also a regular watcher of INTERVENTION, but this week really touched my heart. I just wanted to express that even though I did not know Lawrence personally nor his family, my heart goes out to y`all. Thank you for touching my life Lawrence may you rest in peace.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Jodi Schmidt
City/State: Boulder, CO

I saw Lawrence on the T.V. show intervention last night. His amazing presence and his greatness were so evident- even through my t.v. screen. Most people who have childhoods similar to Lawrence would have never come out of it as a positive as he did. It`s so inspiring that he was able to still love after all those years of abuse. To Lawrence`s friends and family, I am so sorry for your loss. He must have been such a light in your life and you were all so lucky to have known him. I hope that his life and his memory inspires all of you to keep his spirit here in our world. Thank you for sharing your story.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Beth
City/State: Houston

I saw Lawrence`s story on "Intervention" last night and it touched me beyond words. It broke my heart when at the end it said he had passed away. I wasn`t expecting that at all. I just knew that he was going to get the help he needed and that his life would turn around. I can`t stop thinking about this wonderful young man and I thank you for touching my life. I know with the airing of your story that you will continue to touch many lives. My heartfelt condolences to Lawrence`s family. May you always keep him close to your hearts forever and ever. What a beautiful soul he was and I thank you for sharing him with so many of us. May you rest in peace Lawrence Gary Ryan.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: kwame
City/State: Overland park, kansas

i just watched the show, and i must say i was deeply touched by his story and i was really hoping he will stay in therapy and get well, but God always has a plan. God be with you lawrence, till we meet again. Best wishes to the family you left behind.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Naomi
City/State: henderson,nv

I just finished watching Intervention and was saddened to know that Lawerence had passed away. His story hit close to home as I too have a brother headed for the same fate as Lawerence. As I watched the show it was as if I was watching my own family`s history. I am so sorry for your loss as Lawerence seemed like a wonderful individual who touched many lives in life and now in death. I commend your strength ,your vulnerablitly, and your courage. Your determination to try and save him from himself takes a lot out of a family unit, I know that all to well. The loved ones Lawerence leaves behind are in my prayers. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful man with those of us who werent fortuante enough to know him while he was here on this earth. May God Bless You All!

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Jennifer
City/State: San Jose, CA

To Lawrence`s family and friends: I first must say I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Secondly, thank you for putting his story on tv. I hope that other people with alcoholism can watch this and learn that they need help before it is too late.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Teresa
City/State: Arizona

My sincere condolences for your loss. Lawrence chose to make a difference by allowing his story to be told on Intervention. Somewhere there is a person who is making a decision that will change their future and give them hope for tomorrow. He is at peace now, but his legacy will live on because he was willing to take a step toward recovery because of his love for those close to him. Please remember that always.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Kim
City/State: Indiana

Mom, thanks be to you and your family for allowing others to see the struggle that your dear son endured so that others may hopefully learn the pitfalls that alcohol can bring. I saw his story last night and have literally been thinking about him all day long. Although I did not know your family I was deeply saddened by the outcome of his intervention. I truly could see that he was a special person to everyone. May GOD bless you and your family. Thank you so much for sharing your story with us!

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Dawn
City/State: Lomita CA

I first saw the previews for the up coming Intervention, and for some reason Lawrence`s story interested me more then any other. During the episode I was drawn in and watched it to the end because I so hoped it would have happy ending. Needless to say I was extremely sad when I saw he had passed. I can only imagine the loss of everyone that knew him, I only knew him for 40 mins and he touched me. Its good to see others have reached out as well. God Bless everyone. Rest in peace Lawrence.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: K D
City/State: Illinois

The good that Lawrence has done by sharing his story will live on in the lives of all of us strangers that have been touched by it. I don`t know any of you, but was up last night with my sick 3-year-old son, and saw it, and I felt my heart sink at the very end. I am so sorry for your loss, and so admiring of your courage to share your story. God bless all of you. Thank you so much, Lawrence.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Lisa
City/State: Santa Rosa

My deepest sympathy to Lawrences family. I just saw the show on Intervention. Although I`ve seen several episodes, I`ve never been so moved and emotional. I am a recovering alcoholic and also have a dear family member who needs help and we are so helpless. Thank you for sharing your story and I know Lawrence will help so many. I cried like a baby when I saw the end. My prayers are with the family and Lawrence, may you be at peace. I

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Danny
City/State:

No one was touched more deeply by this story than me. As a recovering alcoholic, i know the struggles it takes to get through such a terrible thing and I want to send my best wishes to you in heaven because that is where you belong. Your story truly brought tears to my eyes that needed to break through in order for me to wake up. Thank you
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Date: March 06, 2008
From: W
City/State: Las Vegas

Good Morning Ryan, Words cannot express the void that is felt in our Neon Sun family and my world everyday. I wake every morning eager to hear how many voice mails you left while I was sleeping, Telling me about a movie that I had to see that would only mean something to people like you and me. We shared such a deep understanding for things. My world forever changed when I met you. You are such a loving person and really showed me that the little things matter most. " life is not measured by the amount of breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away." I am so proud of you, I told you that almost everyday. You were working as hard as you could and conquered the things that you battled the most. You left behind so many people that love you and I promise you that we are sticking together and will also make you proud. I know you are with God and I do take comfort in that but I still miss you and always will. There are so many things I would like to say but you know what they are and I will keep them between you and kung foolio. Lawrence Ryan, you will always be with me and thank you for being such a beautiful person and force. Love always, W BOOYAH.............xoxoxoxooxoxo That, that dont` kill me can only make me stronger.

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Date: March 08, 2008
From: Ruth Petitt
City/State: Kenton, Ohio

My dear Lawrence,how time flies.I remember when you and your cousin Rochelle would play and chase eachother around.You were only 9 months apart but there was that bond. Oh how it hurt when she left this earth along with Mela Angel Marie who left just before her,and then Paul after that.I keep hearing what a good role model you were and I am sure that you will do the same with my children up there.I was`nt around for your adult life but from what I hear, you grew up to be the person I thought you would.I want to thank you, not for your passing, but for the life that I have received back during this time of sorrow.I am now OK with myself and I like who I am and I have also found my way back to God. THANK YOU EVER SO MUCH....I will miss sharing this chapter of my new life with you, but I know you will be watching out for me. Iwill miss you. Love Aunt Ruth

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Date: March 10, 2008
From: Your Loving Cousins
City/State:

WE have thought about you everyday and WE will keep you in my heart always. I wish I could call you to tell you thanks for being that angel on my shoulder. You have connected some of us for a reason more now so then ever. You are so missed and yet not so far away!! You are heard and we are listening!! You are loved by all of us as we are loved by you! As some of your family we have discussed how cowardly these people are and to take your life with no regard was a senseless act. But, this is not the last that they have heard of your name. not until the handcuffs are on their wrists will we rest. Your mother is a rock and we are little pebbles around her. I Love you Cousin DUCK!!

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Date: March 11, 2008
From: Elia
City/State: California

My precious cousin Lawrence. I miss you so much...your phone calls...your emails. I am so proud of you! In your short life, you have accomplished so much! You always knew when to call. I`m sorry I couldn`t see you more...You will always be in my heart my dear. There is not a day that goes by that I don`t think about you. I love you my dear cousin. I KNOW one day we will see you in heaven...save a place in the mansion for me :) please pray for us down here...I love you!

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Date: March 11, 2008
From: Momma
City/State: Las Vegas, NV

Good morning Sunshine its a beautiful day rise and shine. Oh how I miss you! I Love you sooooooo much it hurts so good! I`ll always remember the Valentine`s Card that I wrote these words to you. I saw you on Valentine`s Day because you were that special Valentine in my life that help make me who I am today. I know how much you Loved me and the Love was Mutual. On the Day you were born God Danced and now that you are home with him the Angeles are singing for Joy. I LOVE YOU MY DUCKY

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Date: March 13, 2008
From: Cherrone Griffith
City/State: Las vegas

Lawrence I always remember the good times we had. You brought happiness and joy to alot of people who didnt deserve it. You will be missed a great deal. Love always Cherrone Griffith

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Date: March 14, 2008
From: your cousin
City/State:

Lawrence I love you dearly and I`m so sad to know you are gone from this earth. You were such a loving person who could make anyone laugh. You were there to guide people and point them in the right direction. I will mis that huge smile of yours and the jokes that you played. I promise to move forward with all that you show me and this mystery will be solved. I know the intervention is coming on and you are afraid of that but justice will prevale. I love you and will miss you. You Know who I`m am because I`m a part of you.

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Date: March 15, 2008
From: David Ridge
City/State: Ft Lewis, WA

He was my friend, he was family in my heart. I trusted in him and felt the same in return. Lawrence and Reyes were the two I always claimed as my cousins. I looked up to him even though smaller than myself. He will always be in my heart. I just wish I wasn`t so late. I`m sorry for everyones loss. I`m sorry Rita and Reyes. I should have kept in touch more often.

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Date: March 17, 2008
From: Cousins that LOVE you dearly
City/State:

I listen to your laugh everyday, when I watch the commercial and the look in your eyes as that oh so famous chuckle comes out!! and I giggle!! How I wish I could be in Vegas with my Tia to hold her and help her carry this load!! I`m listening and I hear you!! Thank you for helping me juggle my time I firmly believe you are the angel on my shoulder guiding me to the knowledge I am receiving!! WE are working so hard to help and eventually it will happen!!! We love you!! The sky just turned from Cloudy to Sun shining in my window as I write this to you so, I am assuming you hear me to! WE love you Duck!!!

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Date: March 17, 2008
From: Doug MacRae
City/State: Calgary

I just watched your "Intervention" episode on A&E. My deepest condolences, God Bless.

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Date: March 17, 2008
From: Janice Tremblett
City/State: St. John`s, Newfoundland

I Just finished Watching Intervention. I didnt know the outcome of it while i was watching it, and I was like "yes, he`s gonna get help" and wehn i read at the end of it that he passed away. I cryed. I was quick to get to the computer to see if anything came up. and i found this website. I cannot explain the feelings im feeling, for a total stranger, yet for someone who feels like i knew. I wish this outcome has never came, but i guess God needed a helping hand. Wendy, Stay strong. you are a wonderful person to stick by someone thru the hard and the bad times. i can only imagine how you are feeling. I Hope you guys keep Neon Sun Going. Sounded like a really well business, and for someone who was able to put It together at such a young age... Wonderful!! He touched a strangers Life.. I can only imagine what ones he touched he knew. Take Care.

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Date: March 17, 2008
From: Liz P
City/State: Austin

To Lawrence`s family- I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know his bravery and courage changed someone`s life tonight.

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Date: March 17, 2008
From: Jennifer
City/State: Arlington TX

I just watched a television show about Lawrence. While I don`t know your family, I was so touched by all that I`ve seen. It`s left me breathless and in tears. I am so sorry for your loss. It`s so odd how someone you don`t know can affect you. I know he is flying with angels now. Regards.

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Date: March 17, 2008
From: Tammy
City/State: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

I never did know Lawrence, although it would have been an honor to have gotten the chance to meet him. I watched the tv show Intervention and my heart just went out to him. I was hoping and praying that he would make it and I know how hard he tried. Tears started flowing down my face when I read that he passed away. I can relate to your pain as my father is an alcoholic and I struggle to find hope everyday. Although I never had the chance to know this wonderful man, my heart goes out to his family and friends. I`m so sorry for you loss. I want you to know that he not only touched the lives of his friends and family members, but also the lives of people he never even knew. I wish I could take your pain and sorrow away, but I know he`s now an angel smiling down on all of you. Heaven has gained another angel. Sending my deepest condolences from Canada, Tammy

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Date: March 17, 2008
From: Jessica Spiller
City/State: messyjessie28@hotmail.com

This message could possibly never get to the guest book, i understand that. I just now finished watching the Intervention show that you were on. Wow, i was really pulling for you and was crying for you and your family (Wendy too). I know that most of the time the sucess rate on that show is pretty low. I just want to say that in just the 60 minutes of watching Intervention you touched my soul. I cannot imagine the loss that those close to you feel. I hope that now, you are pain free and have love in your heart for the ones that loved you more than themselves. You are gone...but NOT forgotten!

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Date: March 17, 2008
From: Ali & Todd
City/State: Louisiana

I am so sorry for your loss. This story broke my heart. Take care, family of Lawrence. Prayers with you all.

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Date: March 17, 2008
From: Amanda
City/State: Ohio

Lawrence`s intervention aired today. It was, by far, one of the saddest episodes I`ve seen. My heart aches for all of you, I`m sorry for your loss.

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Date: March 17, 2008
From: Beth S.
City/State: Wausau, Wisconsin

I just saw your story on television and my prayers go out to your family.

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Date: March 17, 2008
From: J
City/State:

Dear Lawrence, My family & I just got done watching you on TV on "Intervention". We were so sad to hear you lost your battle with alcoholism. We are even more sad for all the friends & family who loved you that are left behind to miss you, especially Wendy. My kids & I watch this show regularly & for some reason we really felt a bond with you & had hoped for a fairy tale ending. You are in such a wonderful place now, away from pain & forever with Heavenly Father. God bless...

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Date: March 17, 2008
From: d.d
City/State:

i just finished watching lawrences episode of intervention. this story touched me so much that i just had to read into it more and i found this obituary page and i thought i would just say a few words... lawrence seemed like such a brilliant guy and he obviously was since he accomplished so much at such a young age. though the alcohol made him act different, you could tell he was an awesome guy and you could also tell that his family cared about him more than anything. i lost a cousin this last summer to drugs and alcohol and i know what his family is going through and i just wanted to say god bless, and lawrence is in a better place.

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Date: March 17, 2008
From: pauline
City/State: Massachusetts

I did not know Lawrence . I met him through the T.V show intervention. His story and his family where amazing and When he finally agreed to treatment, I was so, so happy and was praying for him. It was a shock to see at the end of the show that you lost your son, your brothers and your friend. I am so very sorry for your loss but I am praying that somone out there who is suffering from addiction will rise above their pain and know that Lawrence`s legacy will still live on and help many people. What a wonderful person he was to everyones life he touched. I watch Intervention a lot however his story has got to have had the biggest impact on that show. Aside from his death, his story was incredible. What a strong person, a dedicated person, and a loving person he seemed to be. To his Mom, I know this is very hard for you to lose your child but please know that he is in the lords hands surrounded by an everlasting love, in a world free from pain. To his brothers, know that your brother loved you as you loved him and that life is merely a journey, not our destiny. One day you will all be reunited with Lawrence. To his friends, Keep his memory alive and be blessed that he was a part of your lives and how lucky you where. Despite the heartache many times, God brought this wonderful man into your lives. You are all in my prayers. May you find the comfort from God to give you the strength and courage to get through this most difficult time. With Sympathy, Pauline Young Massachusetts

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Date: March 17, 2008
From: Marianna
City/State: New York

Even though I never knew you Lawrence, I was moved to tears by your story on television tonight...your story was almost like hearing my own brother`s story. I felt your family`s pain because I was once in their situation too...many times. I was so sorry to learn that you were taken away so quickly...you see, my own brother came very close to leaving this earth last year due to his drinking and related medical problems (at 32), but he was very lucky to have gone through treatment and is now living in a half way house in Florida. You and your family no longer have to suffer. My condolences to a very loving and caring family (and friends); you did all you could....please believe and remember that always.

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Date: March 17, 2008
From: K
City/State: Las Vegas

I watch Intervention every week but it has never touched me the way that your story did. I never knew you but I sat throught the entire show and thought what a great man you were....you could see it through the people that love you and through your eyes. I pray that you have found peace and that you know the depth of your impact on people. I have never met Wendy but my heart cries for her loss as well as for your family. God Bless you and thank you for who you were. I hope that our paths cross someday in Gods land.

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Date: March 17, 2008
From: Tracy Thornton
City/State: St Peter MN

Just saw your story and it touched me deeply! Sharing your story will Undoubtedly help someone else currenly suffering and that`s a very kind thing to do! God Bless All Of You

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Date: March 17, 2008
From: Alex
City/State: California

I just saw the show and I was very saddened to see the out come. I lost a parent to alcoholism so it hit home personally. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. God Speed

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Date: March 17, 2008
From: amanda t.
City/State: byhalia, mississippi

hi my name is amanda, i just saw lawrence`s story on intervention. i watch the show every monday night. when he agreed to go to treatment i was so excited, before it told what happened to him i just knew it was goin to show him with all his friends and family laughing smiling faces and him back involved in his great business again. im not exactly sure what else to say, but that im very sorry for your loss.

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Date: March 17, 2008
From: K
City/State:

I just saw Lawrences story on Intervention.His story touched my heart so much that I googled his name & found this memorial.I want to express my sincere condolences to Lawrences family & friends.It was clear to see that he was a very special person. He will be in my thoughts & prayers for a long while...... May Gods light surround you forever Dear Lawrence....... ~K

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Date: March 17, 2008
From: R. Holmes
City/State: Hattiesburg, MS

Just want Lawrences`s family to know that their story has touched my life in ways unimaginable...My prayers are with you all. The Intervention show will help so many, Thank you.

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Date: March 17, 2008
From: Pauline Young
City/State: Massachusetts

To Lawrence`s Mom, You are in my prayers and I hope you find comfort in knowing that your beloved son is merely home with our Lord. Life on earth passes in a blink of an eye and we have eternity thereafter to be with your loved ones. I know you where and still are proud of your "ducky" . Life can not take memories away and may you find love, comfort and joy in keeping your sons memories in your heart. I share your sadness and although I have never met you nor do I know you, I am sure there are millions of people out there who saw Intervention, who are praying for you and your family and all those who Lawrence deeply touched. Please know that you are thought of. Thank you for having the courage to share the show your son was a part of and knowing that you are saving people`s lives. God Bless You You never said "I`m leaving" You never said goodbye You were gone before I knew it, And only God knew why A million times I needed you, A million times I cried If Love alone could have saved you, You never would have died In Life I loved you dearly In death I love you still In my heart you hold a place, That no one could ever fill It broke my heart to lose you, But you didn`t go alone For part of me went with you, The day God took you home.

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Date: March 17, 2008
From: WARREN KRIEGSMAN
City/State: COCOA FLORIDA

AFTER WATCHING LAWRENCE AND HIS FAMILY AND LOVED ONES.I AM DEEPLY TOUCHED BY HIS PASSING.ALTHOUGH I DIDN`T HAVE THE PLEASURE OF HAVING A FRIEND LIKE LAWRENCE,I FEEL ANYONE WHO SAW THE INTERVENTION SHOW,HAVE BEEN DEEPLY MOVED BY THE GOODNESS OF THIS YOUNG MAN AND ALL HIS LOVED ONES.PLEASE ACCEPT THIS NOTE,FROM A STRANGER WITH CONCERN AND DEEP RESPECT.

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Date: March 17, 2008
From: Pauline
City/State: Massachusetts

Dear Rita, My email is Fiordar@aol.com if you would like to email me. I know you requested I leave my address and tel # here however I would rather you email me and I would be happy to give you my information. It was bitter sweet to speak with you I was not sure how you would handle a call from a complete stranger. You where very kind to accept my call and please know that you are in my prayers. My heart goes out to you and your family and all those lives that Lawrence touched. It took a lot of courage to share his story to the world and I thank you. As a nurse, I see a lot of suffering with addiction and even if your sons story touches one life ( hopefully more), that is one life saved in his memory.

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Date: March 17, 2008
From: annie
City/State: st. louis, mo

My heart goes out to the family. I cried when I saw at the end of the show that he passed. What a wonderful man.

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Date: March 17, 2008
From: DANIELLE
City/State: AUBURN,ALABAMA

DEAR LAWRENCE,I KNOW THAT I NEVER MET YOU BUT AFTER WATCHING THE A&E PROGRAM TONIGHT I FELT A CONNECTION TO YOUR LIFE STORY.MY HEART GOES OUT TO YOUR FAMILY BUT MOST OF ALL TO WENDY,YOU WERE SO LUCKY TO HAVE A FRIEND LIKE THIS IN YOUR LIFE IT BREAKS MY HEART TO KNOW THAT I COULD SEE THIS WOMAN WAS DEEPLY IN LOVE WITH YOU AND WANTED TO HAVE A FUTURE WITH YOU, BUT THE DISEASE HAD TAKEN OVER YOUR BODY AND SOUL TO A POINT OF NO RETURN. I HOPE WENDY DOESNT BLAME HERSELF AND SHE DID EVERYTHING SHE COULD TO HELP YOU. WELL, YOU TOUCHED MY LIFE AND I NEVER HAD THE HONOR OF MEETING YOU,MAY YOUR SOUL REST IN HEAVEN & GOD BLESS YOU

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Date: March 17, 2008
From: Michele
City/State: Salinas

I felt like I knew this man in just the half hour that I watched the show Intervention. I aam so shocked I feel for the whole family of this man. I had so much hope and he touched me personally even though I only saw him on TV for half an hour. I wanted so much for him to get better. He took care of his family and I wish he cared enough for himself to let them help him sooner. I hope he will always be remembered as a strong person despite his weakness for alcohol. He overcame many things in his young life and raised two wonderful men. I am glad that I got to see this man and the great things that he did accomplish in his life. He was a survivor and a fighter. i just wish he could of cried....

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Date: March 17, 2008
From: Twanna Ransby
City/State: Greensboro, NC

Lawrence we have never met but your story touched my life but more so, my heart. I know you were strong as you could have been through your illness and through your story I know I can also be. I can`t imagine how many lives your one life will save, but I know it will be many. So now rest with the Lord Lawrence your job is done!

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Date: March 17, 2008
From: Dawn
City/State: Salisbury, NC

I watched Lawrence`s story tonight on Intervention and it absolutely broke my heart at the very end when it announced he passed away. He sounded like such a wonderful, loving person. I am deeply sorry for your lose. Your family will continue to be in my prayers!

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Date: March 17, 2008
From: Lisa Kift
City/State: San Diego

To the family and friends - I just watched your story on "Intervention" and was deeply moved by it - and him. My deepest condolences to all of you.

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Date: March 17, 2008
From: Jeff H.
City/State: Corinth TX.

I am probably the only person to post on here that didn`t know you Lawrence. I just watched your story on Intervention. I was so moved when you finally agreed to the treatment. In fact I cried for you. It was such a shock at the end to see that you had just passed away. I did a search on the internet and found this memorial. What is truly amazing is that I see one of my lifelong freinds - Rob Rassai - actually knew you. Rob and I lost 2 freinds in much the same manner and watching the show about you remindered me of them. From what everyone has posted you seem like you were an incredible person. Your memory will live on! Peace and my condolences to your family. I applaud them for their efforts!

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Date: March 17, 2008
From: Lesley
City/State: North Las Vegas, NV

My heart goes out to your family. I just viewed your story on the tv show "Intervention". I`m so sorry for your loss. I watch this show religiously with my teenagers in hopes they will make righteous choices in their lives. I hope if anything positive can come from your loss it will be to help others in similar situations learn from Lawrence. Thank you for sharing your story. God Bless

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Date: March 17, 2008
From: Ella Phillips
City/State: Las Vegas

I just wanted you to know how much your story touched me. Rest in peace.

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Date: March 17, 2008
From: Deanna
City/State: Arizona

My heartfelt condolences for your loss. Though I did not know this young man that meant so much to those around him, I was deeply moved by his story tonight. May you all find peace and comfort during this difficult time. Sincerely-Deanna

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Date: March 17, 2008
From: Evans
City/State: California

I didn`t know Lawrence, but I saw the show about him (Intervention) on A&E this evening. I was very touched by the story and so sad to see the captions at the end of his passing. It makes me think about my life, and how much more I could be doing with it.

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Date: March 17, 2008
From: Paul williams
City/State: NY

I saw Lawrence`s story on "Intervention" tonight. So sorry when the show ended and said that he passed away. I believe his story will help many people.

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Date: March 17, 2008
From: Moved
City/State: Texas

I didn`t know Lawrence but saw part of his story tonight. I am moved by his friends and family. All the things that he accomplished in his brief life are amazing. I say a prayer for him and you... the ones that knew and loved him the most. Be strong. His life continues to touch.

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Date: March 17, 2008
From: Sharla
City/State: Allentown, Pa

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Lawrence! I did not know him; however I heard his story. My heart goes out to his loved ones. No matter what the situation we can never EVER prepare ourselves for losing someone we love. God bless you!

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Date: March 17, 2008
From: Erica
City/State: Sacramento, CA

I just saw Lawrence`s episode on tv... and from the moment it started, something about him tugged at my heart! I was watching with my whole heart, praying for the best! I have never been that drawn in by someone`s story on tv. I was, and still am, SO shocked at the results. This is not what I was praying to see. I am deeply saddened and heartbroken. I didnt even know you Lawrence... but I would have loved to. My deepest regards to all your family and friends!! May his memories always bring a smile to your face!! God Speed! With All My Love, Erica

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Date: March 17, 2008
From: An Observer
City/State: San Francisco

To All of Lawrence`s family. I watched Intervention tonight as I do occasionally as I flip through the channels. Never have I found myself pulling for someone as much as I was for Lawrence. He seemed like on the strongest yet stubborn people ever to grace the show. I felt empty when the show ended and I was informed of Lawrence`s demise. I wish you all the best and only hope the message of Lawrence`s passing helps others to defeat their demons.

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Date: March 17, 2008
From: Michael Cervini
City/State: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

This is for Lawrence`s Mother, Brothers, Sisters and Friends. My name is Michael, I am a successful businessman from Toronto Canada. I did not know Lawrence, I did not even know of him until this evening, via the Intervention Program. I just wanted to share a few kind words about Lawrence. First, I would like to offer my Sincere condolences to the family and all who knew Lawrence. I have watched many episodes of Intervention, but I have never been as moved as I was from this one. Although I did not know him, I have wept for him as I am sure his family and friends have. I`m sure it was a real pleasure for all to have known him. I could say so much more but there is a limit of 4000 characters. I pray for him and for all of those who knew him. Eternal rest grant to him O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.

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Date: March 17, 2008
From: Sandra
City/State: Macon, Ga

I just want to say that I just seen the program on tv about Lawrance, and it really touched my heart. My Thoughts, Prayers and heart go out to his family, friends, employees and everyone that was a part of his life. I know in my heart he was a great person. God Bless.

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Date: March 17, 2008
From: Dana
City/State: AB, Canada

May God be with Lawrence`s friends & family. I`m so sorry for your loss.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Amy
City/State: Aruba

The everlasting impact you will have on people is apparent. Your amazing beautiful soul shines through and it is compelling.People are blessed to have known you. You will be cherished forever. Rest peacefully in the Lords arms.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: jeanne marie
City/State: berkeley

I have just watched Lawrence on Intervention, and though I have never met him, I recognized in him a deeply loving, charming guy. He was a hero to his family who was tragically gripped by addiction. My thoughts, condolences, and love go to the family and friends. I am so sorry for your loss.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Debbie Austin
City/State: Henderson, NV

I just finished watching your story on Intervention. My heart goes out to you and your family. Hope you are in a better place. It hurts forever when you lose someone you love so dearly. I just hope someone out there was affected as I was by Laurence`s story, and not do what he did. Maybe someone can be saved by his death. God bless all of his family and friends that tried so desperately to help.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Michelle
City/State: Kingman, AZ

Lawrence - I just watched your story on television tonight, and was so saddened to find out that you are no longer with us. My heart goes out to your family and loved ones, and I just want you to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all. You seemed to be a generous, loving, caring and amazingly kind person, who did everything you could to help those that you were able, and this world lost a shining example of what it means to be a fellow human being when you left it. God Bless you and your loved ones.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: megan
City/State:

I did not personally know Lawrence, but his story touched my heart! My thoughts and prayers go out to his family! xoxo

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Linc Romans
City/State: Las Vegas

Lawrence and family.I was shocked and sad to hear about what happened.I have known Lawrence since the fifth grade.We shared a lot of great times together in high school.All the nights out,using the stupid fake id`s with Dave and Kenny to get into the clubs,spring break at the lake,just so many funny stories,fights,and good times.Raising your little bros in Vegas and giving them a better start in life is one of many good memories i will never forget.I am sorry the years went by without keeping in touch,but you will never be forgotten and your crazy ass stories will always be told.As they were legendary.My condolences go out to his family and friends and especially Rayes and Raul he loved you two more than anything.Rest in peace bro.Old School Friend, Linc.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Lisa
City/State: Missouri

I did not know Lawrence, but last night I watched his television program and felt compelled to try and find a memorial site for him. I am very sorry for your loss and was rooting for him so badly to succeed and was devistated by the ending. God bless all of you who knew and loved him.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Darren Lincoln
City/State: Miami Florida

Last night I watched the TV show Intervention, where I saw Lawrence`s struggle with alcohol. I saw my brother in his shoes and found an angelic awakening to interven. I will make him watch the episode. Lawrence has changed my life forever. I will never forget him. I thank him for allowing himself to be filmed in times of such tribulations. God Bless him. To: Rita and his brothers. I am sorry for your loss. May he RIP.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: A viewer
City/State:

To the Family and Friends of Lawrence; I am so sorry for your loss. As I watched his journey and your journey on A&E`s "Intervention" last night (3/17/08)my heart went out to all of you. My heart sank and my throat got tight when at the end of the program, it read that Lawrence had passed away. He was a beautiful angel on earth as he will be in heaven. May he always guide you, watch you and keep you safe through out your lives. My deepest sympathy goes to each of you.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Kelly
City/State: Michigan

I`ve never been so touched by an Intervention episode like the one I watched featuring Lawrence. My heart broke for him as I watched, and tears streamed down my face when I read at the end of the show that he had passed away. I`m just so terribly sorry. I hope his loved ones know that he left a lasting impression on a complete stranger. Only an amazing person could`ve done that.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Mindy
City/State: Minnesota

I just saw Lawrence`s story on TV and was so affected by it I had to find someplace to say how much he seemed like a wonderful man. I didn`t know him personally but he seemed like a great person. My prayers to the family and friends. May he rest in peace.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Star
City/State: Boston MA

Lawrence, I don`t even know you and you touched my heart..I watched your story on Intervention and have been crying ever since..you remind me so much of my own brother who is struggling just like you were that I feel as if I lost him. My heart goes out to your family and friends and my prayers are with you all.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Mysti
City/State: California

I have been watching intervention and so many times the show touches a person, but none have ever made my heart bleed. I was hoping for the best in this, and was heartbroken to read the end. My prayers & thoughts are with you all in this time of need - Mysti

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Robin Lindsay
City/State: Rockingham, NC

Although I did not know Lawrence or any of his family or friends, I am compelled to post a note to those he left behind. I came to know you all through watching your story on Intervention. I was so moved by the love and concern shown to him by all of you. I have also lost loved ones to alcoholism. My father in 2003, and my husband of 13 years this past november. We had 4 children together that are now, fatherless, thanks to alcohol. I have so much I want to say, but I just want you all to know that the story of Lawrence touched me deeply. I hope that with time, his death will bring some sense of peace to those he left behind. I know personally, his death has touched many lives of people he didnt even know. Mine included. I have my own addiction to powerful painkillers I have been taking for 2 years due to medical issues. His story, has opened up my eyes immensley. I have 4 children who depend on me soley for their every need. I need to get some help for my own addiction so I can be here for them. I only wish I had freinds and loved ones around me that love enough to even notice that I am barely existing. Lawrence was a beautiful, caring loving man, it was you, his family and friends that helped turn him into this man so many of us came to care for in a 1 hour long tv show. YOu all went above and beyond to help save him, ultimatley, he choose his demise. at least now, he is free from the physical and emotional pain of addiction. Maybe now, he will find the peace he so desperately needed. My love, thoughts and prayers are with you all. Peace be with you.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Karen
City/State: Michigan

I did not know Lawrence either -- but after seeing his Intervention episode -- I felt as though he could`ve been my brother. My heart just broke after reading the epilogue on Intervention. Please know that your family is in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Ramona Ponce
City/State: Hillsborough, NJ

To the family of Lawrence: Your story of encouragement and struggle truly hit home. My sincerest condolences to all of you who tried to help Lawrence especially Raul. I too know how it feels to watch someone die right in front of you from alcoholism. It`s a horrible disease that many do not take seriously. I`m sure nothing will ease your pain of the loss, but please know that there are others that have experienced what you are and we give you ((hugs)) & love.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Lydia Ambrose
City/State: Burbank, CA

As I sit here reading all this beautiful outpouring of love, I cry. I did not know Lawrence & can only say I wish that I had. My husband & I watched Intervention last night and gasped to find out at the end that he had passed. Neither one of us has been able to stop bringing it up throughout the night & morning... so I came looking for somewhere to send a message of condolence. Lawrence seemed like such a wonderful man, it was so evident. Our deepest sympathies go out to his entire family, especially his mother Rita & his brothers. May God be with you all in your time of grief. His story has already brought change to my life, and I`m sure it will help many others so he did not die in vain. I only wish you all did not have to go through such sadness for that to have occured. I`m so sorry. God Bless...

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: Ashley Terrace
City/State:

My condolences to the family on your loss. You were blessed to have had such a strong man in your midst. He accomplished so much in his short life time and is an inspiration to me.

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Date: March 18, 2008
From: M
City/State: Las Vegas

I can`t stop thinking about Laurence after last nights Intervention. I never knew him, but my heart goes out to his family and friends, especially his brothers. A bond between brothers is stronger that anything else. Stay strong and remember the laughter and good times.
Las Vegas Review-Journal
June 28, 2010
Date: February 27, 2008
From: Melissa Colbert
City/State: Orlando

Lawrence was always like a big brother to me. Whether we were bickering or laughing for hours in the end he always made me feel like I could accomplish anything I wanted to. When I left Las Vegas he threw me the most amazing going away party that I will always remember. For so many years he would call me and tell me to move back to Vegas and work for him again. I miss him dearly and he will always be in my heart as well as everyone that has ever met him. I know Lawrence is now with the angels he belongs with and is no longer suffering. For everyone left behind: "His golden heart stopped beating; his loving hands were put to rest. God broke my heart to prove to me, he only takes the best"

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Date: February 27, 2008
From: David Hall
City/State: Las Vegas

Lawrence, You were a great friend and business associate. May your family be blessed with peace, comfort and a knowledge of the blessings of eternity. Dave

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Date: February 27, 2008
From: Patrick,Jennifer & Eira Traficant
City/State: Las Vegas

"We know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint on our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love." Words seem so inadequate to express the sadness our family feels for the death of Lawrence. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. The Traficants

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Date: February 27, 2008
From: Michael Salame
City/State: Las Vegas

Lawrence, you were a great friend and a genuine person to all. You`ll be missed brother and may you rest in peace.

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Date: February 27, 2008
From: Shannon Cole
City/State: Henderson

Lawrence was a great boss and a wonderful friend. I haven`t work for Neon Sun for 2 years but still will remember his smile and great advice. His life was taken to soon, but he is in a better place. He will be missed. God bless his family. And the world is missing a really great person

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Date: February 27, 2008
From: Rich
City/State: San Clemente

When I found out what happened, I stopped what I was doing and cried. I use to live with Lawrence and got to know him at a level of brotherhood. We need to remember all the good times, his laugh and his snear, as long as we keep those memories, he will always be near. Always thinking, always a twinkle in his eye, I will always keep a piece of him with me. And if you do the same, there is no need to cry. My thoughts and prayers go out to Rita his mother, Raul his brother and Rayes, his youngest brother, who Lawrence raised into the man that he is today. Lawrence lives on through you kid. Rest in Peace Lawrence and may the heavens greet you with open arms. Rich

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Date: February 27, 2008
From: Kevin
City/State: las vegas

"L-TRAIN"......one of the most thoughtful people I have ever met. Train had a big heart of gold and gave without asking. His random humor always had you thinking and laughing. I`m gonna miss the good times; road trips, golfing, tiger hoodrat, and cardinal- forty-niner games, yet I`m so thankful that I got to experience all of those things! You`re with God now brother and as much as it hurts to say this, I know I`ll see you again!!!

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Date: February 27, 2008
From: Bart DeBuono
City/State: New York, NY

Lawrence, thank you for the memories!!! I'll never forget chilling at your house, the boxing matches, the pool parties, the brawls, Lake Havasu, Lake Mead, The Shark's Club, The Get Laid- Eem, the Gym, Bud Light, Neon Sun, The Bronco, Chad ýMonkey Boy Mcguire and the 40 Bottle and Jarrod "J -Rod" Gorzalski, Scott Shelton and the Saturn, raising your two younger brothers, the strip, the 3000GT, the fight on the strip, AM PM, Volleyball, Alexander Park, Heather, Tiffany, Lake Mead, the Boat, Kenny Grigsby and the beer can, the smile that wooed the gals, your pick up lines with the gals, Rehab at the Hard Rock. Thank you for all of the memories you'll never be forgotten. I hope you have found peace! Love ya "Barty D"

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Date: February 28, 2008
From: Lorraina
City/State: Kingston, WA

Your laughter remains in my heart, you piercing smile just a vision. I am saddened that you are gone but, I rejoice knowing that you are in a better place.We will meet again cousin someday, for now I will just say I Love you Lawrence!

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Date: February 28, 2008
From: Sue
City/State:

For a time in our lives Lawrence and I were as close as two people could be. We lived, laughed, loved nad cried together. I will never forget all of the good memories; partying on the houseboat, swimming with the dolphins in Jamaica, playing in Cabo, watching the 49ers in Mexico City, or just having friends over to play poker. Although our lives had taken us down different paths, he will never be far from my heart. When I heard of his passing, I cried like a baby. There are so many things I never had the chance to say to him. I know he is in heaven with his angels now, I know that he will be missed dearly. My heart goes out to his family. Lawrence you will forever be a part of me.

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Date: February 28, 2008
From: Andra` Allen
City/State: lv.nv/austin tx.

We (will) miss you bro.

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Date: February 28, 2008
From: Uncle Russel, Aunt Carole and your cousins
City/State: Fremont, CA

We really are sad that you had to leave us here without you. We know that you are with our Lord and have a wonderful new home away from any pain and suffering. We love you and may God bless your mom Rita, Bill and all of your family and friends in this time of sorrow.

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Date: February 28, 2008
From: Janelle Salehi
City/State: Los Angeles

We will always miss you, I am so saddened that Robert won`t get to grow up knowing his Godfather even though we were never able to make it official it was in our hearts. You and Mark were friends for a very long time but you came into my life with a warm smile and heart. I always loved having you at my house. The ticket stub from the last chargers game is still on my fridge. Lawrence you had a heart of gold the type of person no matter if you were in someones life for 5 minutes or 20 years you made smiles and memories that would last a lifetime. We miss you greatly and wish we could be there tomorrow. God bless your family our prayers are with you and you will forever be in our hearts. Love Janelle, Mark, and Robert.

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Date: February 29, 2008
From: mark
City/State: lv

I love you. You will always be with me. I feel like a part of me is missing.I just talked to you , it feels like last night! you are my best friend and I will miss you. thank you for our friendship.

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Date: February 29, 2008
From: heather
City/State: los angeles

I dont know where to start.... I will miss the hell out of you! I will never forget our memeories... the fun..laughter..pain...tears..partying...chilling...ect. It is so sad to loose you so early in life... I will always remember your SMILE... ear to ear! lol.. I miss you & you will always be LOVED 4 ever!!! Thank you 4 all the memories! xoxoxoxox

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Date: February 29, 2008
From: unknown
City/State:

Lawrence was the most kind and loving man. He would give a stranger the shirt off his back. Over the years he helped everyone he could and gave and gave to everyone. It is such a shame the amount of people who took advantage of his kindness. Stole from him, used him and tried to distruct him. Thankfully those people have to live with themselves and Lawrence was only surrounded by those who loved him in the end. You know who you are and what you did... may it haunt you forever. Lawrence Ryan we love you........

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Date: February 29, 2008
From: Dana Ellis
City/State: Las Vegas

Lawrenced was a a great friend and boss. Ive known Lawrence for over 10 years and he will be greatly missed by all. My heart goes out to all of his close friends and family; may peace be with you during this tough time.

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Date: March 01, 2008
From: unknown
City/State: LV

MY BROTHER MY BEST FRIEND I MISS YOU AND LOVE YOU VERY MUCH. I WILL TELL YOU NOW THAT THE PEOPLE THAT DID THIS TO YOU AND TOOK ADVANTAGE OF YOU WILL GET CAUGHTýý.. YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE ITýS JUST A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE IT HAPPENS.

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Date: March 01, 2008
From: The Ruiz Family
City/State: Las Vegas

Rayes, we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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Date: March 02, 2008
From: Beckie
City/State: Las Vegas

Lawrence, it sadden me when I heard what happened, you always made me laugh. My prayers are with your family. You will be sorely missed.....

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Date: March 02, 2008
From: Zenaida Martinez
City/State: San Jose, California

My dearest cousin Lawrence you will be missed terribly by our ENORMOUS family. You were loved by so many people as your services proved. You were a blessing to all that had the chance to meet you. You accomplished so much and I am so proud to call you my cousin. You were a joy to be around and I definitely will miss your smile and laughter. You are now with the master in heaven, safe from all harm. I canýt wait to see you again. To Auntie Rita, Boo Bear and Rey-Rey, you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Oh and one more thing.... I am soooooo sorry about the "Little Drummer Boy" performance! LOL

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Date: March 02, 2008
From: Jazel Guevara
City/State: San Jose, Ca.

To my loving Godfather.... I will miss your late night phone calls. You are in a better place now taking care of all the fish that you bought me. You will always be in my heart and I will never forget how you would always put a smile on my face and ask me about my fish...;o) I know when we meet again you will be there with open arms and a full fish tank for me...untill then you will always me in my thoughts....

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Date: March 02, 2008
From: Jay Ritz Jr
City/State: Las Vegas Nv,

You will be missed so much!!!! From the first time i met you until now we have had the best of times always. You have always been that person that walk around so proud of all the things you had acomplished in life.You were a great friend, A great father to your brothers and an amazing person!! You were the best at everything you touched and always gave 120%. I will miss all the times spent with you my brother.You are in a safe place now and your mind can rest easy. Your friends and family love you very much and we can`t wait to see you again in our next life. Until then keep your head up high and we wil all see you sometime soon.I love you bro! The Ritz Family......MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

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Date: March 02, 2008
From: Mitch Kove
City/State: Las Vegas

"Thanks For Your Life" "You fought to live Then you had to die To give us knowledge From land to sky. Thanks for your fight Thanks for your life Thanks for your smile Thanks for your kindness Thanks for the memories We now live in Peace Day and night. RIP...I`ll miss you!!!

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Date: March 02, 2008
From: mela guevara
City/State: san jose

Lawrence was my uncle/cousin now that Lawrence is gone i want to have the lord with his family & friends. May the lord be with his family and friends may the lord be with you!!!!I love you Lawrence!!!!! aka duck!!!!

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Date: March 02, 2008
From: jarrod gorzalski
City/State: las vegas

what can i say. we had so many good times. i remember going to the gym, working our butts off only to come home and drink a case of beer. smart huh. or all the spring breaks, and three day weekends we spent together. i remember working late putting together your first neon sun. you had that genuine smile. i was so proud of you. you took that chance and it paid off. you always came out on top. lawrence, your at the top right now and i couldn`t be more proud. you will be missed by me and all of those that came into your life. J-ROD

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Date: March 03, 2008
From: Mikell
City/State: LV

If it weren`t for you, I would have never been friends with Heather. I don`t think I ever thanked you! THANK YOU! I will remember your smile...so big I could count all your teeth. You always made me laugh & it was usually because you were picking on me. It has been many years since we have seen eachother, but I can still hear your laugh! Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. My heart goes out to your wonderful family! "When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight."~Kahlil Gibran

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Date: March 03, 2008
From: Rob Rassai
City/State: las vegas

Lawrence my brother, I remember the first time I met you it was like we knew each other forever. You were such a kind and loveable guy. I loved your laugh that I will miss so much and your shaved head when I rubbed it when we wrestled around. The times we spent Jay you and I where like no other. The late night talks for hours at your house in the backyard just talking about Life and our futures. The late night messages on my answering machine calling me Camel and telling me to kiss my Daughter for you.I will always remember and miss :(. Our Ski trip to Canada, you stopping at every coat check talking to all the girls. lol. You didn't even come in the clubs all you did is stand and talk to the coat check girl. People loved you Bro, your kindness and giving heart will never be forgotten by me. I will miss you SOO much and I will see you in our next life waiting to hear your laugh that I loved so much. Thank you for your friendship I will miss you dearly. I LOVE YOU MY BROTHER.

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Date: March 03, 2008
From: Yesenia
City/State: San Jose, CA

Lawrence, I`m so sad that you had to leave us so soon. I will always remember your beautiful smile, and all the silly jokes you played on all of us. You were always so funny. You will be missed tremendously and will always be in my heart. Even though Tiana and Giovani didn`t get to spend as much time with you I will tell them all the great stories about you, show them pictures, and let them know how my cousin was so successful and they can be too........ Love you always....... and we`ll see each other again.

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Date: March 03, 2008
From: Jose L. Martinea
City/State: Sacramento, CA

My dear nephew: As within all families we have our days, and that is what defines a family. Our ability to forgive each other. You and I had our differences, and at the end of the day we made our peace, becasue we both knew that being a family was far more important than any disagreements we may have. A family is as strong as the love that flows through it, and we each have to contribute that. You gave much of your heart to your (our) family, now that you are gone, it is up to us that are here to carry the weight that was yours. To keep our family strong, and in that honor the love you gave to each of us. I know that in you heart, you loved God and accepted Christ as your savior. With that in mind, I know we will see each other again. So I will not say good-by but until the next time. Your Uncle Jose

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Date: March 03, 2008
From: guevara
City/State: tracy,calif

my little quack we will miss your late phone calls. will miss u wise quacks haha. But you are with "UNCLE ANGEL" so together you will watch over everyone.We will miss you the kids will miss you.You will always be in are hearts.I hope your brothers will continue where you left off. Getting to know are whole family.We love you til we meet again.

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Date: March 03, 2008
From: Robert Guevara
City/State: San Jose, Ca

Lawrence was a very special person and the people in Las Vegas that spent the most time with him know that and were lucky to see him on a daily basis. He always worried about everyone else but himself because that`s how much LOVE he had for his friends and family. He will be missed dearly and reminded of anytime we see a DUCK!!! I was lucky enough to tell my cousin that I love him before he left us and I know that he loved me and my family. Aunt Rita,Bill,Cousin Raul and Cousin Rayes I love you!! God Bless!

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Date: March 03, 2008
From: Stephy
City/State: Cali

Dearest Cousin Lawrence when I heard of your passing I was shocked. Although we have not been that close over the years i still loved you like I did when i was little. I want to thank you for giving me the opportunity to help you out with what you needed me to do. You totally changed my life forever and I`m still here for you. My you go and rest in peace and don`t worry about the things here on earth. I love you and you will always be with me.

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Date: March 04, 2008
From: BOTOWN
City/State: LAS VEGAS

DEAREST LAWERENCE, YOU WILL BE IN MY THOUGHTS ALWAYS...I THINK OF THE GOOD TIMES WE HAD WITH ALL THE CRAZINESS AND LADIES.THOSE ARE THE MEMORIES I WILL ALWAYS HAVE AND WILL MAKE ME SMILE WHEN I HEAR YOUR NAME OR JUST THINK OF YOU.I`LL KEEP AN EYE ON YOUR BIZ AND DO WHAT EVER I CAN TO KEEP YOUR NAME ALIVE.YOUR A GREAT PERSON W/ AN AMAZING HEART.IT`S OK YOU FELL OFF TRACK FOR A MINUTE,YOU ARE WITH GOD NOW AND I`LL SEE YOU SOON BUDDY.YOUR FRIEND BO KARLEN. :(""" WWW.BOTOWN.COM

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Date: March 04, 2008
From: MOM
City/State: Las Vegas

My Dearest Ducky! I miss you soooo Much it hurts not to be able to call you and sau Good Morning Sunshine! The moment I knew I was Having a baby it changed my entire life. I will never be the same especially since now you are with the Lord. I miss not holding you in my arms or rubbing your cute round head. Flaring our nostrils and squinting our eyes. you telling me how beatiful I am. Momma you are so beatiful and how much you Love me and how much I ment to you. I`ll do everything possible to keep the buz going and keep your children of Neon Sun a part of your loving Family. I want to thank everyone of you for thinking of Ducky and his family and please help us to keep Neon Sun Going Please!!! I will have a fund account set up at wells fargo this week for any of you who wish to keep his legacy alive. There are many Bills he incurred when he had cancer and was hospitalized five times for siezures and other illnesses. Lawrence is still the apple of my eye. he is the heart that beats in me and will always be. Help me to Keep him alive. Son I know now that those who took your life will not get away from God`s Justice. We won`t stop until we have them that stole your life and money, Ring, Watch and other things that were personal to you. All they had to do was ask and you would have given them the shirt off your back. I LOVE YOU SON May you rest in Peace. Love Momma

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Date: March 05, 2008
From: Michelle Rae
City/State: Las Vegas

Lawrence- You are by far one of the most amazing and unique people I have ever met in my life. You were the best boss I could ever ask for.. You were always there to listen and always treated all of us like we were family. Your prank calls, jokes, laughter, and smile will be missed greatly around Neon Sun. Your legacy will continue on.. We all love you very much and think about you everyday! I wouldn`t be who I am today if it weren`t for you.. You will always be a role model for me and I`ll always think of you while pursuing my goals because you have shown me that anything can be accomplished if you put your heart into it. I LOVE YOU!

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Date: March 05, 2008
From: Momma
City/State:

This is the account you can donate to it`s under Rita Phillips and Rayes Gonzales Wells Fargo Account 6252828610 it would help with keeping Lawrence`s dream and legacy alive!:) He truly was an honorable person who helped many people now you can give back by keep his Biz going strong. Thank you from our family to yours. God Bless everyone. Amen!!

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Date: March 05, 2008
From: Melissa Patterson
City/State: Las Vegas

Lawrence, Thank you so much for making such a huge impact on my life, I will forever be grateful. All the years we`ve worked together you taught me so much about business, friendship, and family. You were a friend, big brother and father figure all in one. You always said Neon Sun was a family. I was your right hand, Mason was your left, and all of our employees were our kids. I will take care of them all in this roughest of times. Rest now until we see each other again. My prayers are with you and your family.
Las Vegas Review-Journal
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