Ryan’s Story

Site created on October 3, 2018

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Journal entry by Kim Gagarinas

from the Straubs...

Wonderful News!! PRAISE to GOD! Ryan is done.  THANK YOU for all your prayers!!
Ryan finished radiation treatment yesterday March 6, 2019.  He will have MRI scans every 3 months for the next year.  His last MRI scans showed only scar tissue from the largest tumor in his brain that was blocking the flow of cerebral spinal fluid.  We are so very grateful to everyone for the support, love and especially your prayers.  Ryan is still feeling tired and a little sick, but he will get stronger and feeling better very soon.  We are in awe and so very thankful. Your prayers were much appreciated and felt.  God is good!  Thank you from our whole family!

from Ryan on Instagram...

Ok I’m not try and  write a book here but...today I can officially say that I survived cancer. The past seven months seem like a blur but at the same time lasted forever. Yet I’m reminded everyday how lucky I am that my tumors reacted to the treatments and everything went as planned. I’m so thankful for my family (specifically Mom, Dad, Grandma), my friends, my doctors and The Lord for helping me through this and revealing it as a time to learn and grow. It’s been a wild ride but I’m done with treatments and couldn’t feel better about it!
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