12 News: A homeless Ahwatukee man with cancer was discharged to the streets, so the group ‘Friends of Shawn’ is watching out for him

Shawn Ryan has been a well-known and well-liked homeless man in the Ahwatukee area for years. Now in need of help, he is on the streets with cancer.

PHOENIX — Where do you turn when you are told to go home, but have no home to return to?

Shawn Ryan is homeless. Shawn has called the streets of Ahwatukee home for more than a decade. However, his personality has caused a following to grow around him.

On Facebook, “Friends of Shawn” has more than 16,000 followers.

“Shawn is a child at heart,” Nicole Terrell said, “He’s probably one of the sweetest, most loving, caring souls.”