Honored Kid

Ryan E.

Age 10
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Location

Austin, TX, US

Diagnosis

Brain or spinal cord tumor

Date of Diagnosis

November 2015

Status

In treatment

Treated At

University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas Texas Children's Hospital

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My Story

Thank you for supporting me and the more than 300,000 kids worldwide who will be diagnosed with cancer this year.  On November 11, 2015, I woke up, got dressed, ate breakfast and went off to kindergarten like it was any other day. Little did I know....On November 12, 2015, two neurosurgeons at Dell Children's Hospital performed a 7-hour surgery to remove a tumor from the fourth ventricle of my brain. Shortly thereafter I was diagnosed with Medulloblastoma, which is a grade IV brain cancer. I also have hydrocephalus, which is an accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid in my brain. Today is March 2, 2016. I recently completed 30 hour-long radiation treatments (Proton Therapy) at MD Anderson, and I am two weeks away from starting four cycles of chemotherapy.You can read about my journey at www.maytheforcebewithryan.com. Thank you!

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