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Raising Funds for Ryan Humprey

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[posted July 12, 2018 by Ryan's mom]

Ryan has inspirationally battled and waged against Angiosarcoma for a near decade, overcoming again and again as Angiosarcoma pushed back. The most recent scans showed the recent mass was aggressively growing and a new lesion found deeper. He has also experienced seizures the past three days that do not have a clear cause besides a body battle worn and weary.

One of the things not often discussed is the daily battle of pain caused by fighting cancer so hard. Odd things. Unexpected things. Ryan's daily struggle was his back, and has been for almost two years. His spine has been scanned and checked but the origin never figured out. It recently increased to becoming intense, and something he just wrestled with silently. The pain is now severe enough to restrict movement, sleep and possibly be a contributing cause of the seizures.

A Craniotomy would not fix this pain, reach the deeper lesion and would not change the relentless aggression of the most recent masses. The gift of hospice, however, gives the comfort and relief he needs, and deserves, after such a long journey. At this time he is in and out of awareness yet when he is aware he brings a chuckle to those sitting near him with jokes and continued reassurance of love - because that's who Ryan is. We are grateful for the gift of so many extra years with him, and so thankful we can surround him with love in return.

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Many of you have followed Ryan's journey over the past 8 years. Some have had the fortune to meet him. Most have not. Regardless, we all love him the same. He had a way of caring for people no matter how near or far they were - if you were family or if you were a stranger. 

If you would like to read more about his journey - click here to visit his website . He was very open and willing to share for many years, until the time came that he put 100% of his energy into spending time with his two boys. 

As many of you know, because of unfortunate timing, Ryan does not have life insurance. His biggest fear has always been to leave his wife, Andrea, and their two boys with a mound of debt for medical costs. Over the past years, there has been overwhelming support shown by many of you, and as we have promised Ryan, the time has come that he needs our help the most. As he spends his final days with his family - lets help take some of the burden from his mind, and the shoulders of his loved ones, and raise as much money as we can to help with his medical, hospice and eventual funeral costs. Should there be any funds leftover, they will go into a college fund for Landon & Logan.

Even if you are unable to give a monetary gift at this time, please share this page with your friends and loved ones. Lift Ryan and his family up in prayer - for comfort and guidance. For peace. Ryan has fought a good fight, and it's time for him to rest and relax. 

We love you Ryan.

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Please join us in celebrating Ryan Humphrey's life. The memorial will be held in the auditorium of Athens High School in Troy, MI at 1:00pm. Park in the student lot and enter auditorium doors. Light snacks and beverages will be served after the memorial.

We know that many people have been impacted by Ryan and his journey. This will be a public celebration of his life to allow everyone who was touched by Ryan to participate in his memorial.

We would love all guests to send an email with one word that describes or reminds you of Ryan. (Confidentjoy@gmail.com)

Please RSVP via email to Nicole (Confidentjoy@gmail.com) so we can plan appropriately for everyone who is able to be there.

In lieu of gifts or flowers, please consider donating to Angiosarcoma Awareness (website is www.cureASC.org).

Any cards, gifts or flowers should be sent to Geri Kopiczko: 9615 Bartel, Columbus, MI 48063

Link to obituary:
http://m.modetzfuneralhomes.com/obituaries/events?obituaryId=3193983

#FUAS #livelikeryan
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With profound sadness we would like to share Ryan has slipped the bonds of this Earth early Sunday evening, August 12th. He passed quietly, and we are so thankful that he is now without pain.

It's not goodbye, it's see you soon.

There will be a private family funeral this week. A larger public memorial service is being planned for this weekend (or the next) for any and ALL who want to gather to remember, celebrate and grieve, the shining light that was Ryan.

Details to be posted.
Thank you so much for the outpouring of love and prayers and support and testimonials.

We Love You All.
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From Mom: Well, we decided to bring Ryan HOME! One of the perks of having a nurse as a Mom and a doctor as an Aunt. All 3 of us are the executive team according to Ryan. His comfort level has immeasurably increased. Pain and seizures are controlled, and that irritating catheter is gone. There is sunlight and rain and panoramic views and birds and deer and music and laughter. A huge garden tub to soak and relax. There are giggling Children running and playing. And dogs to provide soft snuggles and wet kisses. Home cooked meals with mouth watering smells. And family can now stay as long as they want, provide warm company and gentle care (not just for a short visit). We are settled in and ready for whatever life brings. Every moment is a miracle. It is So Good to be Home !

Visitors, cards and prayers are still welcome; depending on Ryan’s stamina.

Give me a call if you wish to visit 517-242-3434. (Geri, Ryan's Mom)

Geri and Dave Kopiczko
9615 Bartel Road
Columbus MI 48063
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From Mom: Ryan has had a couple really good days. Was able to get in a chair and tour the facility, even enjoyed the sunshine on the rooftop garden. Surrounded by his sons and their cousins delightedly blowing bubbles into the wind. Topped the day off with a personal piano recital from his adorable nieces (they are quite accomplished & even compose their own music). Ryan absolutely loves piano music and it helps immensely in quieting his brain and irritability. Lots of family (and staff) enjoyed this impromptu concert in the gathering room. LOVE Making joyful memories!
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