My Story

On February 19, 2009, his 16th birthday, the angels came and guided Ryan home. Ryan lived life to the fullest and you are invited to read the journal, write in the guestbook and view the photos.


Our life as a family is divided into 2 stories: before cancer entered our lives and after. On July 4, 1999 we were an average family watching the fireworks on the Mall by the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC. We had no idea how much our world would change in just a few short days. On July 9th, 1999 Ryan had surgery to remove a malignant brain tumor, and our lives would never be the same.

Since that time, we have moved from DC to Madison, WI and Ryan has had 3 more tumors removed. He has gone through 6 weeks of radiation (twice), 18 months of one type of experimental treatment and 6 months of another. And through it all, he has been the strongest person we have ever known.

Today, our story continues. On July 28th, 2008, Ryan was told that his cancer has returned again (for the 4th time.) He continues to be strong as we wait to hear what comes next.


amy davidson posted a new journal entry.

Remembering Ryan...Two Years LaterIt's hard to imagine that it was two years ago today that Ryan passed away.  Today would have also been Ryan's 18th birthday.  We are ... Read more

Deb Stewart signed Ryan's Guestbook.

Hello Davidson Family, I wasn't able to log on over the weekend to wish Ryan a happy birthday, but he was definitely in my thoughts.  It truly is hard to believe that ... Read more

diane mosso signed Ryan's Guestbook.

Happy Birthday Ryan!  I imagine you were busy cheering up in heaven this football season!  Not only cheering for your Trojans but also some of your special friends, so I ... Read more

Carol Ketterer signed Ryan's Guestbook.

That video is beautiful and so heartwarming. Thoughts and prayers continue to be with your family. Read more

Danny Watt signed Ryan's Guestbook.

Beautiful boy, beautiful family, blessed memories. Fight On! Danny Watt Lexington, MA Read more

Pam Totzke signed Ryan's Guestbook.

Thanks for the tribute!  You can be assured that Ryan will never be forgotten! Thinking of you, Pam  Read more

Liz Cardello signed Ryan's Guestbook.

Thank you for sharing this beautiful tribute.  My thoughts are with you today. Happy Birthday, Ryan! Read more

Ellen Stark signed Ryan's Guestbook.

Absolutely beautiful video! Thank you for sharing it. Wishing you strength today and always. Read more

Mary Jayne Pugh signed Ryan's Guestbook.

Happy Birthday, Ryan!  Thank you, Davidson's for sharing the beautiful tribute! Peace, Read more

Susan Bresser signed Ryan's Guestbook.

Ryan: you are an *inspiration* to my soul. Let's dance like fools so everyone knows we hear the song in our hearts.   "We're fools whether we dance or not, so we ... Read more

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