Ryan was diagnosed with Stage 4 High Risk Neuroblastoma N-MYC amplified in July 2008. He was out of treatment for just over a year when in November 2010 our lives were again turned upside down when we discovered the disease had returned in his bones and bone marrow. After a year of treatment re-staging scans in November 2011 showed that he had again achieved remission.
However just 3 months later, in February 2012, end of treatment scans gave us the devastating news that the disease has returned, this time with a tumour near his spine. In March Ryan started 4 weeks of radiotherapy followed by chemotherapy which is on-going. Re-staging scans in May and August showed no evidence of disease. On the 4th September 2012 Ryan received treatment in Tubingen for a haplo-identical stem cell transplant. He is a happy, active boy who is now enjoying life to the full.
Saturday, 24 March 2012
We would really like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has donated to Ryan's appeal, we can't believe it has already reached almost £11,000 although we realise there is a long way to go it is still a very significant amount in a relatively short time. Thank you too to everyone who is giving up their spare time to help raise awareness of Ryan's appeal, we really appreciate it.