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BANDS PLAY TO SEND MESSAGE OF HOPE - 9/27/05

Those who walked into the Ozinga Chapel September 17 heard a different type of praise as Trinity Christian College co-sponsored "Ryan's Story," a free concert held to raise awareness of mental illness and suicide. 

The third annual concert was dedicated to the memory of Ryan Dignan, the son of Ken Dignan, pastor of Eagle Rock Community Church in Orland Park. Ryan suffered from bipolar disorder. He committed suicide on December 14, 2002.

Four Christian bands headlined the show, including: John Reuben, Falling Up, The Wedding, and Mainstay. 

"This is a great opportunity to bring awareness to a college campus, especially to students who are struggling," said Joseph Kisselburgh, the electric guitar player from "Falling Up."  "We hope that our being here reached out to those adolescents."

This was the first year that the College partnered with Shine 89 F.M., the Eagle Rock Community Church, the Ryan Dignan Association, The Ozinga Foundation, Inc. and 'Til Healing Comes Ministries, to put on the concert. 

"Trinity was very gracious to open up the Ozinga Chapel to us," said Dignan. "It's a very central location and is close to a lot of different churches, so that those who seek help can be referred to churches that can follow up with them." 

For additional information about 'Til Healing Comes Ministries and the Ryan Dignan Association visit www.ercc.org/kdignan.


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