What are we talking about today?

Some days have themes. I don't necessarily post something in each of these topic areas every week.

Sunday: Church-related or spiritual things.
Monday: Running.
Tuesday: Books.
Wednesday: Transportation.
Friday: Green living.

20 April 2012

R is for Ryan

So I put off writing this post last night, because I was tired of staring at my computer. And I'm glad I did, because this is a completely different topic than the one I had planned.

Source.
Nothing light-hearted or fluffy here today, I'm afraid, because someone I know is hurting. This Ryan is someone I know through the AIM program. I don't know him very well-- I was one of the group leaders when he was a student, but he wasn't in my group. I don't even remember where he ended up going at the end of his training... but I imagine he doesn't remember me that well, either, so it all evens out.

Anyway, I'm bringing attention to Ryan today because he recently got the worst possible news. In his own words:
Three to six months. Medically speaking this is what the doctor’s giving me to live. The three month mark is what she gives me if my new treatment doesn’t work. Actually, let me clarify a bit: three to six months are not actually my life expectancy exactly, it’s more that within three to six months we can assume that my tumor will grow in extensive ways leading to major paralysis and eventual death. 
Click anywhere in the text to go to his blog and read more. And once again, my fabulous readers, I ask that you send Ryan and his family a few extra prayers and good vibes.

3 comments:

Tyrean Martinson said...

Wow. That was a kick in the gut bit of news, and I'm definitely praying for him.

Carole Anne Carr said...

How very sad, shall read more.

Nicole said...

Oh my! I'll check out Ryan's blog. Also, I love the A to Z theme that you are doing also like the little breaks that you've taken in between some names, to bring awareness to topics that are dear to you.

Cheers!

~Nicole
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