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October 14, 2009

A FREE man

Ryan was finally cleared to come home today. He was SO excited to come home and the time did seem to go by really slowly. But, finally around 12pm, the discharge orders were in and it was time to GO HOME!
Here he is leaving the doors to the unit... it had been FIVE WEEKS since he last walked through these doors. Needless to say, there was a HUGE smile behind that mask:
There were lots of hugs, lots of smiles and a few happy tears. This was such an exciting day for Ryan and for our family. This is ONLY the beginning of a long road ahead, but how excited Ryan is to start this next part in his journey to remission.
(More pictures coming tomorrow)
Thank you all for your love and support that helped get Ryan through his transplant.


Elizabeth said...

How wonderful! I know your kids must be thrilled to have Dad home!! We're so excited for your family to be together again. We'll be praying for you as you transition to this next step in your journey. You are awesome, Margie & Ryan!!

Katelin said...

SO happy for you!! Yay!

Emily said...

All I can say is YES!!!

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Mindy Burns said...

That is awesome! Can't waiT to see more pictures! I bet the kids are thrilled (and so are you!!)

The Delgado's (all 9 of us) said...

Yeah!!!! Congrats! Another milestone in your journey. Enjoy being home once again!

vandi said...

Hi I'm Mike Beus' little sister Vandi. I've been reading your updates ever since I found your page on facebook. I just wanted to thank you for letting us all be a part of this fight and struggle and all of the miracles. I have been so touched and have felt for you and prayed for you constantly. I am sooo happy that you made it through all of those dark days and I'm am sooo happy you get to go home! Know that this fight is not in vain. You are changing people's lives and perspectives. You have changed mine! Thank you Margie and Ryan: ) We'll keep praying and thinking of you : )

The Collard Clan said...

YYYEEEEEEAAAAA!!!! That's awesome! I bet you are just as excited as he is...So grateful everything is going so well for you guys! Lets keep this progress up.

Cindy said...

Wonderful!!! Congratulations!!!!!! Our little 6 year old Calysta prays for you at night. :)

Tanya said...

Brian, and I both read this post together this time. We looked over at each other after reading the post to see each others reaction to the good news. We both couldn't help but have tears of joy for you. We are so happy for you. Thanks for letting us share in your joy! Yeah Ryan!

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Erin S said...

So glad you are home!!