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My Story

This is Ronald's story.  A young man who fought valiantly to beat Burkitt's Leukemia.  His love now shines down on each of us from Heaven.

WE LOVE YOU RONALD!!!

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This is the story of a young man's courage. Ronald was admitted into A I Dupont hospital on February 27,2008 for a Grade IV liver laceration from a backyard football game with his friends. For 7 weeks doctors worked vigorously to support his body's functions in efforts to allow his liver laceration to heal on it's own to avoid a large operation. On April 12, 2008 after many failed attempts at feeding Ronald from a feeding tube that goes way past his stomach into parts of the intestine the decision was made to take Ronald to surgery to remove the left lobe of his liver. The surgery was a success! After sending the left lobe for biopsy a horrifying truth was told. Ronald was diagnosed with Burkitt's Leukemia. His prognosis is better then 50% survival and cure rate! We'll share day by day Ronald's courageous battle toward coming home and coping with his disease. He gains his encouragement from kind words of friends and family. Thanks so much for visiting his site!

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Rebecca Ranck posted a new journal entry.

It's been 1462 days (4 years!!) It seems like forever and yesterday all in the same moment.  Steph, Haiden and I went to see you today. Others dropped off beautiful ... Read more

Rebecca Ranck posted a new journal entry.

It's been 1462 days (4 years!!) It seems like forever and yesterday all in the same moment.  Steph, Haiden and I went to see you today. Others dropped off beautiful ... Read more

Rebecca Ranck posted a new journal entry.

Hi, everyone.  It's that time of year again -- Light the Night Walk at Frawley Stadium.  If you would like to sign up to walk with us or make a donation -- ... Read more

Rebecca Ranck posted a new journal entry.

Hey, it's Stephanie, Ronald's sister.  My mom and I are walking in the Light the Night walk this Friday, October 14th. All money donated benefits the Leukemia & ... Read more

Rebecca Ranck posted a new journal entry.

I hope everyone's had a great summer!!  I know we were definetely busy.  I wanted to remind everyone that the Light the Night Lymphoma and Leukemia walk is ever close ... Read more

Rebecca Ranck posted a new journal entry.

Hello there everyone!  I wanted to let you all know that we have some really great activities coming up that will be helping to raise money for cancer awareness.  Nicole ... Read more

Rebecca Ranck posted a new journal entry.

I found this poem on a fellow Caring Bridge website.  I hope you don't mind that I borrowed it.  My mom is a survivor Written by: Kay Des'Ormeaux   My mom is a ... Read more

Rebecca Ranck posted a new journal entry.

Happy Holiday's to everyone.  I would like to thank everyone who participated in the 2nd annual Ronald Phillips Toy Drive for the children at the Ronald McDonald House ... Read more

Rebecca Ranck posted a new journal entry.

Now this is a background that Ronald would definitely approve of!  This is the time of year where the deer still can't get enough of Ronald.  (they roam around his ... Read more

Rebecca Ranck posted a new journal entry.

WOW! It's been a while since I've written on here. It seems like yesterday I was writing at least once if not multiple times a day keeping everyone up to date to what was ... Read more

Rebecca Ranck posted a new journal entry.

Hope everyone's holidays went well!! I just went back to work, it's a bit relieving to get out of the house sometimes. Always planning ahead, I'm looking forward to May ... Read more

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