The Ripple

Seven nested rings are featured in The SevenDays® Ripple – four filled with color and three left empty.

The three empty rings signify the lives tragically taken from us on April 13, 2014. 

The four color-filled rings depict that community possesses a spirit filled with color, vibrance and life, that can never be taken away. 

Finally, the interconnected nature of the rings represents love, wholeness, nurturing, togetherness and our commitment to increasing kindness for ourselves and others. With this ripple, our goals are to remember those we have lost and, in their memory, to create a wave of positive change for the future. 

Dr. William Corporon

Dr. William Corporon was born in Independence, Kansas on January 10, 1945. He attended Phillips University in Enid, Oklahoma, graduating with his Bachelor of Arts in 1967. He went to the University of Oklahoma School of Medicine and earned his Doctor of Medicine degree in 1972. Dr. Corporon completed his internship at Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He was Board Certified in Family Practice. Dr. Corporon was licensed in Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri. He spent his career in family practice and emergency medicine throughout the three states, most recently with Concentra in Grandview, Missouri. READ MORE »

Reat Underwood

Mindy Corporon and Gary Underwood welcomed Reat into their world on May 21, 1999 in Norman, Oklahoma. Reat and his mother moved to Overland Park, Kansas in 2000. Len Losen met Reat as an infant and impacted his life as a father figure, mentor and fan. It was clear that Reat was a natural singer and performer from the age of two when he was reciting Eric Carle books by heart. Reat was a regular at the local theater’s rehearsals and productions while visiting his grandparents, Dr. Bill and Melinda Corporon, back in Duncan, Oklahoma. He performed in his first production at the young age of four, and it wasn’t long after that he began honing his singing. READ MORE »

Terri LaManno

Terri’s professional life was caring for the visually impaired, and she more than anyone else understood that visual impairment doesn’t mean that that person is less of a human being. Yet her life was ended by a man who was blind in a different way, blinded by prejudice.... We believe that had she lived, she would have forgiven this man. No question, she would have forgiven him. But for now, we remember Terri for her goodness. For Terri had the gift of seeing life quite clearly. She knew that while she was on earth, she was to lovingly serve the Lord, her family and others, including those who are, in any way, blind. READ MORE »