Funding a Fresh Start

Hello! My name is Ryan and I’ve been fighting Hodgkin’s lymphoma for the past 12 years. I’m here to get your help to get the funds for me to do an integrative treatment that could potentially save my life.

A little bit about me:

Everything started when I was sixteen: I was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma; a type of blood cancer that attacks your lymphatic system. The tumours living inside of me resided in my collarbone and chest - one the size of a large grape, the other the size of an orange. I went through 3 rounds of chemo and 14 days worth of radiation. We thought we had won the battle. little did we know it had only just begun.

Since then, I have gone through 4 more fights with cancer. Each time was different: the first and second including an organic, cold-pressed juicing therapy, and chemo, ultimately leading to a stem cell transplant.

The third battle included -you guessed it -more chemo; leading to psychosis, a coma, addiction and epilepsy. It was pretty intense.

The last battle led to a brain biopsy, a trip to the ICU, chemo and immunotherapy.

Unfortunately, the cancer doesn’t seem to want to go away and we’re getting to a point where we need to try something different.

The goal is to raise the funds to be able to send me to a hospital that does integrative approaches to fight cancer. This could possibly be a cure and would allow me to live my life without massive complications.

The cost of doing this treatment is quite high and I really need your help to allow me to get there. It’s been a 12 year battle and if you guys can help me, it could lead to the end of the war.

If you can’t donate, I would appreciate it if you could share it with whoever you can think of- anything helps!

Thank you guys so much for your support ❤️
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Ryan Vandersloot-Gardner
Burlington, ON

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