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Meet Ryan - Honor Hero for the Summer TNT Mid-America Chapter

may.ryanRyan was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) at the age of 5 months.  He was treated at Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis, MN.  He unfortunately relapsed after the standard three rounds of treatment.  He then transferred to the University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s hospital in Minneapolis at 10 months old.

Ryan received an umbilical cord bone marrow transplant just one week shy of his first birthday. After being treated for numerous infections post transplant, he was discharged for his last time one year and one day after his initial admission with diagnosis.

Today, Ryan is a healthy 13-year old boy in 7th grade in Stilwell, KS.  He is a musician, playing piano, tenor sax, and french horn.  He loves to perform in musical theater productions through school and area theaters around town.  Ryan is active in his youth group and plays in the youth band there.  He receives only annual check ups and feels it is important to talk about his journey with his friends and groups around the city.

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