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Fri, Jun 14


Aikido of Fort Collins

Midtown Community Gong Journey to help a family in need

An expansive gong journey to deeply relax your body, free your mind, and renew your spirit for summer, AND help a family in need. ❤️

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Midtown Community Gong Journey to help a family in need
Midtown Community Gong Journey to help a family in need

Time & Location

Jun 14, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Aikido of Fort Collins, 3521 S. Mason, Fort Collins, CO

About this event

Tomorrow’s event has been postponed while Patty has an emergency heart procedure.

"We make a life by what we give."

Our daughter has known this family for many years. She mentored their wonderful daughter in martial arts and we witnessed their dedication to family and their children.  They have always been self-sufficient and hardworking and now they need the community's support.  

We are donating our time, our sincere intention to heal, and the ever-incredible healing energy of 4 gongs to provide you with an expansive gong experience! The proceeds (excluding only the venue rent and any advertising costs) will go to the family to help with food, rent, and necessities. We will keep NOTHING for this event and simply want to provide some relief to Ryan, Shyla and their girls.  Please join us! 

❤️ 4 OPTIONS to contribute: 

1.  Make a donation only via cash or Venmo - text Patty at 970-344-9882 or see Venmo details below.

2. Purchase your ticket or rsvp in the ticket section below.

3. RSVP to save your spot with "STRONG"  in the description  via VENMO $45/person: @Patty-Hayes-18

4. PAY AT THE DOOR - $47/person, exact cash or Venmo WALK-INS if space is available. 


Below is just a snippet of their story - Ryan's plea from the GoFundMe he created. 

❤️ My name is Ryan. My family is going through a rough time. I have been in the hospital and have Dr. Appointments all the time.

The first big problems started with a brain bleed and seizures on 7/4/23. On the 5th I went into surgery for the brain bleed. I was in the hospital for about 10 days and was down for over a month. I was in and out of the Dr office and hospital visits. I started physical therapy twice a week until the insurance stopped letting me go. I have not worked full-time since the 4th of July. 

In January I was dropped to 9 hours a week. After that I started selling everything I own...

Then I went to the doctor and was diagnosed with bronchitis. Then in a few days I was in the ER getting my lung drained of fluid. Over the next few weeks I had 3 more ER visits to drain my lung. On the 5th time they drained my lung they decided to get fluid from outside the lung and was keeping me overnight. Over the next 24 hours some time, I coded and was rushed to the ICU. My lung collapsed and I was dying. They even called my wife to rush up a say goodbye.

 I don't remember the next 2 days. Was in the hospital for 23 days. I have been mostly stuck in bed. My wife has been looking for a job. But all of this has happened. She has been lucky and has been a stay-at- home mom for our 2 kids and now me also. She is looking for stay-at- home jobs. But they all look like scams. If you know anything about work-from-home jobs please let us know. I am a 3 year beginner in leather work now that I don't shake as much I can get back to it. I have given away most of my work

I filed for unemployment back is September but no decision yet.

And now the bad news. I will be heading to Denver on June 10th and 11th to start all the testing for a liver transplant. I will also be checked to see if I qualify for a tips procedure. This should give me 2 to 4 more years . I do not know anything until this is done.

Yes I am asking for money to help with bills. But I am asking for any help with canned food because of the date,

The dates don't bother me. Stuff you would normally take to goodwill, throw away, or just cleaning out. I am on a very restricted diet. I found one of the bullet blenders it's OK but it's missing parts. I also found probably the cheapest juicer in the world. It probably costs more in the produce section them just by a bottle. Then I cook normal for the family.

 I have $200 in my bank account. My monthly bills are about $1300 a month. I am past due on all of them I also owe $5000 from a family loan to not get evicted. I do get food stamps that covers half the month. I also get tanif that pays half the rent. I have been trying to get leap to help with bills, I keep getting the push around just like disability. I also go to the food bank twice a week.

I think I am done for now. It's late and I have been writing and rewriting these for a week. 

This is so hard to post I don't know what else to do. My family, friends and doctors have persuaded me to do this until I am back on my feet.

Thank you for the time it took to read this.


❤️ See the GoFundMe here: GoFundMe



The Gong has been used in healing for thousands of years.  The mind finds it challenging to follow and control the complex sounds of The Gong and will enter into a deeply relaxing meditative state. It is great for those who feel resistant to meditation or relaxation in general.  The Gong releases tension and blocks in the body and mind.  It reduces the harmful effects of stress by shifting out of flight, fright, or freeze mode and guiding into rest, digest, and heal mode. The Gong quiets the mind, clearing the clutter from the subconscious, by working into brain wave states we typically reach during restful sleep or deep meditation.


  • During/after sessions participants reported:
  • Feeling of Intense joy & gratitude for life
  • Deep, spiritual  connections
  • Profound clarity or knowing
  • Reduced anxiety & stress
  • Recalled Memory or focus
  • Deep emotional release
  • Cerebral High
  • Relieved or reduced pain
  • Deep, restful sleep + more

Bring a mat, blanket, and pillow for max comfort. 


*No refunds or credits  - tickets are transferable in the event you are unable to attend you may pass your ticket along to someone else by notifying us via text, email or call. 

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