Koons Announces Partnership with the Diviney Family of Ashburn, VA

The Sienna is ready to be delivered!

The Sienna is ready to be delivered!

Happy Holidays!

Today, we’re so happy and proud to announce a partnership with a local family – the Diviney Family of Ashburn, Virginia. Just a little background for you: we first became aware of the Diviney family story earlier this year. Ryan Diviney, at the time a sophomore at West Virginia University, was brutally beaten by a group of strangers while attending the university in 2009. Ryan miraculously survived the vicious attack; however, he still remains in a vegetative state to this day. His primary caretaker – his father Ken – resigned from his career after the attack to tend full-time to Ryan.

Earlier this year, Ryan’s sister Kari, reached out to me requesting our assistance with their family. Since we get many, many requests from very worthwhile organizations and individuals every day, unfortunately there are limited resources available to honor each and every request. However, the Diviney family story resonated very strongly with me as well as many members of the Koons organization. The family story is not only that of great challenge and difficulty given the situation, but also one of true inspiration and LOVE. The love and strength of the family is so apparent when you read about and meet this family. It is truly heartwarming to see the great lengths Ryan’s family has gone to support him and provide care for him.

Kari mentioned to me that the assistance they needed was in the form of help with a vehicle, obviously my family company’s specialty.  A vehicle in which to transport Ryan out of the house not only to his many appointments, but also to simply give Ryan a change of scenery from inside his home. The family wanted to be able to take Ryan out for a car ride, or to the park, while allowing Ryan to continue to experience life in the outdoors.  Their current vehicle that was ‘equipped’ to carry Ryan was a 1982 Chevy, one that they were worried about for Ryan’s safety given his special wheelchair and the age and condition of the vehicle.

Today, the Koons family and organization are proud to support the Diviney family with a new Toyota Sienna mobility van. A brand new van – specially equipped to support Ryan and his needs – will allow this amazing family to transport Ryan wherever they need.  During times in which we find ourselves grieving over other events in our country and asking ‘why’ – let us take a moment to celebrate a very inspirational family who demonstrates the most visible form of selfless love. This type of caring and love is truly what makes our world great.

Please also show your support for Ryan and his family by connecting with them via their website Ryan’s Rally, Facebook, Twitter or YouTube. Enjoy the pictures of the event below!

May you and your family have a very Happy Holiday season!

–Krystal Koons

The Diviney Family along with myself in the van. L-R: Ryan's mother Sue, Ryan's father Ken, Ryan, Ryan's sister Kari.

The Diviney Family along with myself in the van. L-R: Ryan’s mother Sue, Ryan’s father Ken, our hero Ryan, Ryan’s sister Kari.

The whole team! L-R: Amy Ruby (Koons Marketing Director), Dave Telfer (Koons Social Media Director), Ken Diviney, Kari Diviney, Sue Diviney, Ryan, Krystal, Jack Ballinghoff (GM, Koons Tysons Toyota)

The whole team! L-R: Amy Ruby (Koons Marketing Director), Dave Telfer (Koons Social Media Director), Ken Diviney, Kari Diviney, Sue Diviney, Ryan, Krystal, Jack Ballinghoff (GM, Koons Tysons Toyota)

Our "WOW Ya" Balloons are ready!

Our “WOW Ya” Balloons are ready!

Ken is interviewed by NBC4

Ken is interviewed by NBC4

The Diviney Family thanks everyone for attending the event!

The Diviney Family thanks everyone for attending the event!

Thanks to our friends at ABC7 and NBC4 for attending the event!

Thanks to our friends at ABC7 and NBC4 for attending the event!

Ken speaks to the attendees. Very heartfelt!

Ken speaks to the attendees. Very heartfelt!

About Krystal Koons

Krystal Koons is the spokesperson for Jim Koons Automotive Companies, one of the country's largest privately-held dealership groups headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area. Visit us at www.koons.com.

Posted on December 17, 2012, in Automotive, Charity and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. Such a wonderful and exciting happening for Ryan and family .Thanks to all involved , especially and foremost, Koons Automotive for giving Ryan such a wonderful and helpful gift ,the beautiful ,equipped van May God bless you all love Gail

  2. Many thanks and blessings to the Koons family and organization from Team Diviney — what a difference you have made for Ryan and his wonderful family!

  3. Thank you Koon’s Tyson’s Toyota, Krystal and Koon’s family/team! Huge answer to prayer for the Diviney’s!

  4. I wish I lived closer to do business with Koons, I would sure love to do business with a company like this one…..

  5. What a wonderful Christmas present. I can’t think of anyone more deserving than Ryan. Again, Kari is such a loving and devoted sister. Great Job Kari. The Koons family/team should be very proud.

  6. Koon will always have our loyalty. Thank you for such a wonderful gift. One that allows freedom we haven’t known in years.

  7. Koons, your gift is too wonderful for words! Our next automobile will be purchased from Koons, you may be sure of that! Thank you, thank you, thank you! No more words, only tears of joy for the Diviney family!

  8. Thanks everyone for the comments! The Diviney’s are truly an inspirational family. Please continue to show your support to them as I know you will! ~Krystal

  9. This gift came from the Heart of the Koons family and I know that God will continue to bless each and everyone in this organization of caring people that work for Koons.
    Thank you,Thank you . Happy New Year,Rosalie Bryant of Glen Mills,Pa.

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