[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.
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 - a link will be available soon. 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.
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