Monday, September 29, 2008

Wednesday update 10/1/08 and a prayer request

Ryan is enjoying his time at home. He is still on fluids and I think will be until his esophagus is fully healed. He began to eat a little bit of food over the last couple of days.

Ryan's best friend, Eric, came home this past weekend from school and stayed with Ryan the whole weekend. It was just want Ryan wanted and needed. Thank you so much Eric!

He'll go back into the hospital today for labwork.

I do have another prayer request...for Trey Martens and his family. Trey is a beautiful 9 yr. old boy that stayed 2 doors down from Ryan when Ryan was first in the hospital in April - June. Trey was diagnosed in January and has been fighting Acute Myeloid Leukemia, another rare form of cancer in children. Ryan and Trey, as well as their families, have formed a bond during this time. I ask that you please pray hard for Trey and his family. I'm praying for God to grant this family a miracle. This is tough. There are so many questions. But, I will continue to pray for miracles and pray for strength. Praying is what I can, and what you can, do. And, I will always trust in God...even with all of these questions. Cancer is evil. We must find a cure!

Barry is participating in the Light the Night Walk on October 18th. This Walk benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for additional research for blood cancers such as the one Trey has. Barry's goal is to raise $2,008. If you'd like to help support Barry and help to provide further research for this devastating disease, you can donate funds through this link:

Thank you so much!

God Bless,
Aunt Amy


Unknown said...

seeing my brother smile and getting better is just what I needed. Keep fighting ry. love you man

Anonymous said...

That's awesome that Eric came home to see Ryan :) I'm glad he's doing better and you're still in my prayers! good luck with the benefit walk!