As we all know, when any child is diagnosed with cancer, it terrifically effects the entire family. Some days are good, and some days are not, it's just the way it is in each battle(s). But sometimes, that cancer patient may feel good for a few moments or an hour, and then the family capitalizes on that special time together.
My photo today depicts a "good" hour when Ryan felt good enough to pose and smile for this photo. This was a couple of months before we headed to Duke University Hospital for his life-saving BMT (Bone-Marrow Transplant). He was mostly in a lot of pain due to surgery on his left deltoid on July 9th, but our family got on the LIVESTRONG bandwagon by proudly wearing our yellow bands (Bill and I still wear our bands faithfully each day since then). A huge Thanks to Bill Gawne who sent us the first batch of them when they first appeared on the market! We are still grateful for those precious days from 15 years ago...