A month ago we got word that our friend, Ryan Thomas Andersen, was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer and has tumors growing in his brain and spine. Ryan is a super loving father, and one of the nicest and most positively uplifting guys you could ever meet. Ryan has long been a supportive member and positive force for good in the Arizona independent film community. Many people remember when Ryan won the Doritos Super Bowl commercial challenge with this spot below, featuring his own adorable son.https://youtu.be/Y-P0Hs0ADJY
I attended film school with Ryan many years ago, and it’s been inspiring to watch him carve out his own destiny ever since. Ryan is a fighter, and has every intention of giving this cancer hell, but the medical costs associated with this disease can be astronomical. In addition, being unable to work will make it difficult for Ryan to provide for his family.
Please consider helping Ryan as he navigates this unexpected new path in his life. No donation is too small. A contribution of any size will help Ryan as he works to get back on his feet again. Ryan would never ask for this kind of help on his own, but he’s put so much positivity and love out into the universe, I think he deserves a little back.
Here’s a message Ryan recently posted on Facebook:I am grateful, for all of the love and support I have been experiencing lately in and out of my personal space.To anyone and everyone fighting a good fight, right now, in their lives, NO MATTER THE 'SIZE'....I BELIEVE IN YOU.YOU DESERVE THE ABSOLUTE BESTLIFE HAS TO OFFER. YOU WILL RISE TO YOUR MOST BECOMING VERSION.We ALL deserve that!Infinite love, health and happiness to you and yours today!RTA
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