Honored Kid

Ryan G.

Age 17
Ryan G. Kid Photo


Oak Park, IL, US



Date of Diagnosis

July 2004


Cancer free

Treated At

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital

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My Story

Ryan was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma at 11 weeks of age. He went into the hospital for an overnight surgery as he had a 'squeak' when he breathed. Instead, they discovered he had a tumor the size of an elongated golfball in his neck and he remained hospitalized for a month. During this time, he had a trach, multiple chemo treatments, surgeries and some blood transfusions. His first year was difficult, but 2 weeks shy of his first birthday Ryan had his last surgery. He is now a HEALTHY, happy boy who aspires to be an NHL player. Ryan will shave his head to help others win the fight against cancer.

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