Pay It Forward: Helping families fighting childhood cancer

Just two days before Christmas 2009, Ryan Darby’s family was hit with devastating news: their 6-year-old was diagnosed with cancer.

After three and a half years of treatment and lots of love and support from family and friends, Ryan is now cancer-free and starting college classes.

The Bethesda family and community have not stopped fighting for families dealing with pediatric cancer. They are paying it forward through Just TRyan It!

FOX 5’s Pay it Forward crew invited Ryan's mom and creator of Just TRyan It along with Executive Maureen Colburn to speak with GoodDay D.C. about the organization.

Easterns Automotive Group donated $2,000 to the organization to help them continue their special mission.


If you know someone who should be featured on Pay It Forward, you can nominate them at In your email, be sure to include who they are and why they deserve to be recognized.