Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Update 2/04/2009

“Children with cancer are like candles in the wind who accept the possibility that they are in danger of being extinguished by a gust of wind from nowhere and yet, they flicker and dance to remain alive, their brilliance challenges the darkness and dazzles those of us who watch their light.”

-Author unknown

Ryan has completed another round of chemo as the countdown begins towards to end of our treatment plan. This round of chemo really affects Ryan. Though he feels awful from head to toe, I have been more impressed with Ryan’s ability to deal with the cards he has been dealt. The let down he felt after missing the Blue Jackets Black Tie Event, the ensuing round of chemo, he has really shown personal strength and growth in how he is handling the issues. As someone told us, “On a separate note, I really could not be much more proud of Ryan. He is really reaching out, and is dealing with things in a lot more healthy way. It’s still a heck of a mountain, but I see some peace in him that is really great to see.” It is a very tough hill, but I am very proud of Ryan and how he has dealt with this awful situation. He is a winner and we REFUSE TO LOSE!

Please remember the Woods family in your prayers as they lost there son Mason yesterday at Children’s. He was nine years old. Trey’s Aunt Lissa mentioned in her blog that Trey now has a buddy to climb trees with. That is a great way to think about it. Also, remember Ryan’s friends, Megan Compton and Joe Friend as they start their treatment plans for a second time.


Anonymous said...

Well said Brad, and the same goes to you and Susan as well as for Margaret and Carlos… Our love and hats go off to all of you… Aunt Carol

GoBucks said...

Thanks for the update Mr. Salmons. I check this site daily, thinking about Ryan often and wondering how he is doing. He is always in my prayers and thoughts. Its great to see this renewed strength. Although it doesn't surprise me at all....I saw that strength in Ryan prior to this ordeal.
Keep up the fight!!

Anonymous said...

You're a fighter Ryan, i believe in you so much. Keep your spirits up and stay strong! You're always in my thoughts and prayers. Love you brother.


Kyle Alfriend said...

Keep fight Ryan.

We know exactly what you are going though. It really sucks, but I know you will win!


Anonymous said...

Hey guys! Just checking in... Haven't heard anything for awhile! Hope all is well and you're enjoying the quietness.

"aunt Lissa"