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Houston Visit

This evening Ryan will begin his “visit” in Houston. He will be having an MRI and PET scan followed by visits with all 3 of his doctors. This is his first follow-up appointment following the high dose of steroids his … Continue reading

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Fundraiser: Young Living Essential Oils

Hi everyone, for those of you who don’t know me, my name is Jessica, and I have joined with all of you in being a prayer warrior, cheerleader, and Facebook page stalker of Ryan as he continues to display his … Continue reading

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2015 Troy Angiosarcoma Run/Walk

To all of those who have supported and planned to attend the 3rd Annual Troy Angiosarcoma Awareness Run/Walk next month, we sincerely apologize for the lateness of this update. We realize that the race was suppose to be soon.  We meant … Continue reading

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A Birthday Wish

Hello family and friends who love and pray for Ryan ~ Yesterday, April 13 – Ryan had his 67th round of chemotherapy. He is such a fighter. Today he is in Houston meeting with is medical team, and having an MRI … Continue reading

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Barre Class Fundraiser (Feb 9)

Burn Bright with the Dailey Method under the chandeliers of The Townsend Hotel ballroom! Details: Please join us for a special 1-hour barre class in the newly renovated ballroom of The Townsend Hotel. Come early and stay late to network. … Continue reading

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Wine Tasting Fundraiser (Jan 31)

Please join Ryan’s family for a Wine Tasting Fundraiser Dinner at the Sycamore Hills Golf Club Banquet Hall. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m. The cost is  $75.00 per person, which includes a plated … Continue reading

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Join the Battle: Angiosarcoma

Please join us for our 3rd year of Cycle for Survival in Chicago!        When: Saturday, February 21, 2015 (1pm-5pm) Where: Equinox The Loop, 200 West Monroe Street, Chicago IL 60606 Who: ANYONE! We are raising funds to support … Continue reading

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The Best Gift

Hello everyone! I just wanted to post the news that was received this week when Ryan traveled to Houston for his 6-week post-op scans. He will be posting his own update soon. (click to enlarge) Posted December 6, 2014 at … Continue reading

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Art for a Cure

Brooke B. Ogorek, a very good friend of Ryan’s, has put together an amazing art auction, of which ALL FUNDS RAISED will go directly to Ryan & Andrea. The page with the artwork can be found at www.facebook.com/RaiseforRyan. The Bidding Process Click … Continue reading

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Determination. One Step at a Time.

Hello everyone. First of all, thank you for the amazing support that has already been shown for Ryan and Andrea. Its hard to believe that in 10 days we will be on our way to Houston for Ryan to undergo … Continue reading

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Great Skin – Great Cause

Meet our friend Emmylynn Castillon. Emmy is a high school friend of Ryan’s, and an Independent Consultant for Rodan + Fields skincare products. Emmy has offered to to give 50% of her earnings from Rodan + Fields directly to Ryan! Anyone who signs … Continue reading

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Raise for Ryan – How to Help

To say Ryan and his family is an inspiration, is an understatement at it’s fullest. Aside from the fact that through all of his diagnosis and treatments in the past 5 years he has kept a positive attitude, he also is a … Continue reading

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Scans translated in “Ryan’s Terms”

First, SUV is the value they place on the radiotracer uptake observed in your tissue based upon a set/normal value (in this case, 1). Values below 5 aren’t usually of great concern, but are worrisome. However, in my case previously, … Continue reading

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