When you apply for a Chinese Visa it's kind of a Catch-22.   You have to have your airline ticket reservations and place to stay documented when you apply for the Visa.  This made me a bit nervous when I bought the airline tickets.  I got thinking, "What if they don't approve our Visas?  Then what?"  So I bought travel insurance, just in case.  I was very happy to get the phone call yesterday saying the Chinese Visas were ready to be picked up. 

Here are the directions to apply for a Chinese Visa.

Valid Passport:

    You must send the actual passport. The passport must have at least twelve (12) months validity remaining before expiration and has at least one complete blank visa page for the visa stamp. 

Visa Application Form:

    Download, completely fill-out and sign China visa application form. One form per applicant. *** Do not leave any areas blank but instead write "N/A" if you don't have answer to a question, or if the question does not apply to you.
 Additional Requirements for Minor:
    All minor applicants must submit a copy of birth certificate, and a copy of both parents passport.

    You must provide one 2"x2" passport type photo.
Supporting Documents:

    You must provide one of the following documents for a tourist visa.
  • Photocopy of the roundtrip airline ticket and hotel reservation.
  • An Invitation Letter for Tourist Group of Invitation Letter for Tourist by a Duly Authorized Tourism Unit;
  • An Invitation Letter issued by companies, corporations, institutions and individuals in China. If the invitation letter is issued by an individual in China, the photocopy of the ID of the individual is required.
  • The invitation letter issued by companies, corporations, institutions and individuals in China, shall include the following items: (A) Personal information of the application: name, gender, date of birth, passport number, etc. (B) Information concerning the applicant's visit to China: purpose of the visit, date of arrival and leaving, places to visit, relationship between the applicant and the inviter, and who will bear the cost of the applicant's accommodations in China. (C) Information of the inviter: name of the unit or individual, phone number, address, and if applicable, seal and signature of the legal representative. * Generally, the invitation letter may be submitted as a fax, copy or printout. If necessary, the consular officer will ask the applicant to submit the original invitation letter, or to provide some supporting and supplementary documents, or schedule an interview.


Woohoo! We have reached the $24,000 needed to cover the Stem Cell Treatment cost!    Thank you to everyone!  We appreciate every single donation that has been given.  There are no words to express the gratitude in our hearts for your kindness.  We pray that you may be abundantly blessed for your generosity.  
Thank you,
Marcus, Audrey & Ryan Crozier

Over the last week we've had some amazing donations!  THANK YOU!  Thank you!

We are at $20,020 of the $24,000 needed before October 31st for Ryan's Stem Cell Therapy.  To donate click here.

There is an amazing story of a girl named Hailey that has been for Stem Cell Therapy in China.  You can read more here
**This was Ryan's Halloween costume last year.  A box with a cutout for eyes and hand.

We only have until October 31 to raise all of the needed funds for Ryan. If you are considering donating, this is the last month. The $24,000 payment must be made on November 1st. Please donate by mail or by Paypal. Make checks to Ryan Crozier. Our address is 5105 Edinborough Place, Sugar Hill, GA 30518.  To donate with Paypal go here. Thank you so very much! *Our anonymous donor has agreed to continue to match all donations made in October up to $8000.

Here is another video of someone who has gone for stem cell therapy: Seth was born in 2008 and was soon diagnosed with cerebral palsy (CP) and optic nerve hypoplasia (ONH)
Yay!!!  Our anonymous donor has agreed to continue to match all donations made in October.

Please continue to share Ryan's website with your family and friends.  www.HelpRyanSee.com

Thank you for all of your amazing support! 

We started the month of September with $3,470.  We've had amazing donations this past month and so far have raised $9000 thanks to all of you!  With an anonymous donor matching all donations up to $8000, we still have the possibility of raising $16,000 this month!!!   

Please share Ryan's website and story with everyone you can on Facebook and email. Go to Ryan's website to donate.  For an email template click here

To "Like" & share Ryan's Facebook page go to:http://www.facebook.com/HelpRyanC

In this video Lilli's mother discusses the condition causing her daughter's blindness, treatment options available to them in the US and their decision to try umbilical cord blood stem cells.
We now have the dates to go to China!  We applied for treatment and the first date available was December 1st.  So our official treatment dates are scheduled for December 1 through December 22.  Ryan's birthday is December 8th, so we will be celebrating his 13th birthday in China.  We are continuing to work towards $24,000 needed.  We've had so many amazing and wonderful people donate to help Ryan!  Thank YOU! To donate click here.
Tyler received transplants of umbilical cord blood stem cells in China. Here, several months after the therapy, he talks about the improvements he saw in his vision and his mother discusses her role as caregiver during the month abroad.  
Ryan with 5 kittens at Grandma's house.
Last week we submitted our registration information so we could be scheduled for a treatment date in the next few months.  The Registration schedule is listed below.  So far we have completed #1 and are waiting to hear back on #2.

  1. Register for treatment. After receiving an acceptance, patients are free to register for a treatment date. You should list the approximate date, location and number of injections you wish to apply for on the online Beike Registration Form.
  2. Receive a confirmation. After submission of the Beike Registration Form, your representative will book you into the appropriate hospital. A confirmation email will be sent to you with the location and exact admission and discharge date. This email will also contain payment and travel information.
  3. Send payment. A deposit of 20% is due two weeks after the confirmation. The full amount is due no later than 30 days before the admission date.

Easter 2000. Sydney, Marc and Ryan at 4 months.
Wow!!! We are blown away today.  We are reminded daily of how kind and giving people are.  We have had some amazing success in just ONE DAY since we've just started the September "Double Your Donation."  We are getting closer to going to China!  Yay!!! 

We are so excited that an anonymous donor has agreed to match every donation made in September!!!  They will match every donation up to a total of $8000!  

That means for every dollar you give to help Ryan, this generous donor will match and double the amount.  For example: If you give $100, they will match it and it becomes $200!  

We have the possibility of raising $16,000 this month with the matching donations!!!  Wow!  We are starting the month of September with $3,470.00 raised so far. 

Thank you!  Thank you!  Read more about Ryan here.