Ryan Simmons

First post: Nov 22, 2020 Latest post: Sep 16, 2023
In November of 2020, Ryan started feeling sick, with a cough, fever, and shortness of breath.  The symptoms pointed to Covid, so he quarantined and tried to wait it out at home.  On November 16th, he was not getting better and went to the hospital.  There, a negative covid test and an extremely high white blood cell count led to an unofficial diagnosis of Leukemia.  Ryan was transported to the Cleveland Clinic, diagnosed specifically with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, and chemotherapy was started the next day.