We all were touched by the story of Ryan Roberts, a 22-month-old boy who is in his final days of battling a long-term illness. Ryan's family had asked for people to pay tribute to their son by serving up banana splits for dinner. As his mom, Diane, told us, it all started when her friends asked how they could help:
"Go out and create a memory with yourkid. Throw a banana split on the table for dinner," Diane says. "Wouldn't you remember having banana splits for dinner one night when you were a kid?"
The Ryan's Banana Split party page on Facebook has attracted nearly 75,000 attendees. TODAY Moms readers are part of that group, including David Wilson, 22 months (shown above), who sampled his very first banana split just for Ryan. See more banana split revelers below. Ryan's family was able to spend the Fourth of July together. Diane told TODAY Moms they cherished it, knowing "this will most likely be his last holiday with us." Thanks for sharing your Banana Split photos.
Don't see your photo here? Stay tuned... more banana split party photos to come next week. Thanks, and please keep Ryan and his family in your thoughts.