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Community Continues to Share #RedBalloonsForRyan with South Pas Family

Ryan Cruz Saldana, 3, died on May 2. The hashtag #RedBalloonsForRyan, a social media memory of the little boy, has been used nearly 39,000 times on Instagram and reached more than 650,000 users on Twitter.

Community Continues to Share #RedBalloonsForRyan with South Pas Family
Families from across the world continued to share their love on Mother's Day with a local family who lost their son earlier this month. On Sunday, Instagram and Twitter users uploaded and shared photos tagged #redballoonsforryan—3-year-old Ryan Cruz Saldana, of South Pasadena, was struck by a truck on May 2 in Rancho Cucamonga. Red-haired Ryan was reportedly struck by a truck when chasing after a Frisbee. 

“He loved his family. He loved Disneyland. He loved Ninja Turtles. He just really loved his family,” said Alissa Circle, a Saldana family friend told CBS Los Angeles.

A Go Fund Me account was set up several days ago for the family to cover funeral costs and loss of income during their time of grief. It's raised nearly $60,000.

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