Ryan also had to put down his two dogs as a results of injuries sustained from the explosion.
A purple belt in jiu-jitsu, Arreola trains with Mark Cherico’s Academy in Pittsburgh.
Arreola holds a 5-1 record in MMA with his last bout coming in 2015. He’s also a Marine veteran.
Ryan, an infantry Marine formerly with 3rd Battalion 4th Marines, recently lost his house in an unforeseen accident. Among the loss of his home, he also tragically lost his two beloved canine companions, along with irreplaceable memorabilia from his time in the Marine Corps. Although he has faced many battles and has many up ahead, this is one he should not have to face alone. Any donation, small or large, will help. Please share so we can come together to help a fellow brother and Veteran in need. Thank you!
The GoFundMe account has a goal to raise $10,000 to support Ryan, and is already more than 40% of the way there as of early Friday afternoon.