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Follow along and read about how Ryan spent his final days surrounded by those he loved the most... his FAMILY.

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March 9, 2010

Faith and MIRACLES...

I know so many of you are wondering how the appointment went on Monday...

I don't even know what to say to answer that question. To say it went well or good, would be a complete lie. I won't even bother with statistics... I will just outline what was said:

-There is NO cure at this point
The ONLY cure would have been a successful transplant, meaning no relapse of cancer...Ryan's was not successful.

So what are Ryan's options?

-Do nothing, let things take their course...

or

THIS IS WHERE THE MIRACLE WILL TAKE PLACE
-Start chemo to try and get the cancer under control. If they cannot get the cancer under control, the next step cannot happen. Once under control, Ryan could then get more of his brothers cells.

Those cells will then go in, beat the cancer and put Ryan into remission.

If the cancer then comes back again...it's back for good.

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Ryan's counts are too low to start chemo now, so he goes back on Monday to check. If his counts are up, he will probably start chemo next week.

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We are faithful and putting complete trust in the Lord.

THANK YOU ALL for the prayers...keep them coming!

***GO TEAM RYAN***

35 comments:

French Family said...

Margie and Ryan,

I clutched at my heart while reading this. There is nothing I can do, but love you and pray like I've never prayed before. I'll send every positive vibe I have your way!!

Aimee

Aubri said...

wow-what a lot to take in. I'm so sorry it's back. My heart breaks everytime I think about what you guys are going through. sometimes I feel upset that his original dr didn't seem to do his job but I keep having to remind myself that it's all in God's hands.
I hope that the chemo can do what it needs to and that transplant can happen again. If you need my liver or any other organs they are yours for the taking.
Love you Ry-we're praying and thinking of you!

The Thomasons said...

Miracles are real and happen everyday. I'm so sorry that you have to go through all this and more chemo. Our family will be praying for your family to have extra strength, hope, faith, and a miracle on your behalf. If you guys decide to do a group fast, please let us know. We would love to be a part of it. We just want to do all we can to help your family at this time. You are such strong and amazing people. You are going to get through this.

LISA said...

Ryan you fight with everything the good Lord gave you! You fight for your wife, your beautiful kids and for yourself! You've shown us your strength before and will need to do it again! You have a great support group starting with Margie and the kids. Then there are the 2 sets of parents, along with friends! Our hearts are aching for you. The road will be long, but trust in God, sometimes you won't want to, but HE is the one Ryan! I still expect to see you in a few months here in Cali :-)

Emily said...

Dear Hess Family,
We were so sad to hear that it is back. I can only imagine how you are all feeling. I don't know what to say except that we will be praying our hearts out. We love you! You are all amazing and I know that you are in God's hands!

Love,
The VanYperens

Katelin said...

Sounds like you've summoned your courage to get back in the fight--all of you! We KNOW you can do it! We believe in you!! Wish we could be there to give you a big hug! All our love!

The Kindle Family said...

Ryan you can do it! Second time's the charm right?! :) We will keep praying for your body to fight off this cancer and get you into remission for good! We are always thinking of you all :) ~ The Kindles

Mr. Burns said...

You can do it, You can do it, You can do it! We love you & know the strength will come. Our prayers are going out & I know Heavenly Father is hearing them.

Anonymous said...

Ryan and Margie,

Keep fighting! I know it is easy for all of us to say because we are not in your shoes, but whatever happens the fight will be worth it. You are amazing people and I am so blessed to have you guys as friends, you have touched mine and my families lives in more ways than you will ever know. Don't get discouraged our Heavenly Father knows what he is doing. We are all praying for the best results and a miracle. Hang in there, and know that we all love you!

The Chaparros

peter said...

If there were ever two people who could beat this you two can, fight Ryan, as hard as you can.

Kim said...

We are praying for you, Ryan and family! You can do it! Ryan, we wish we could lend you our physical strength to help you face chemo again, but we will pray with all our hearts that you'll feel the Savior's help and His strength--a much better strength--to help you get through this! And you will get through it! We love you!

The Collard Clan said...

I once heard, "Just because you've had misfortune in your past doesn't mean you have to give up on your future." Remember - Faith and Fear cannot exsist together. Don't lose hope. You have an army of friends fighting with you.

Susie said...

There are people out there, whom you have never met and do not know, but who are praying for you and your family daily. The Lord hears and answers our prayers. We trust in Him. Go Team Ryan.
Susie (Julie Johnson's mom)

Heather said...

All I can tell you is to not give up! Keep up the fight and we will be praying continually for you! Stay strong and dont lose faith! We love you guys!

Mindy Burns said...

We love you both so much and this makes us so sad! Someone asked me the other day how long we'd known you, and when I responded, "almost 2 years" it felt weird because it truly feels like we've been your lifelong friends. That is one blessing from all of this that I don't think you'd get any other way- lifelong friends! You already know you are in our prayers, our children's prayers, and our thoughts everyday!

Seth and Julie said...

Heavenly Father took this away once, He can do it again. Please fight! We love you and we are praying for you. God works miracles, so keep handing this trial over to Him. Lots of prayers coming your way for faith to jump back in to this fight.

Anonymous said...

My heart just hurts! I am begging in my prayers for the miracle that we all want to see. I keep praying that you and all of your family will feel peace. That you will feel our Father guiding your every step. And that the doctors will all be guided. This is all do-able I think. Faith precedes the miracle and there are a whole lot of people with a whole lot of faith praying for you.
Love to your family,
Melissa Hartung

Miranda said...

We are praying for you. It's part of our kid's automatic prayer lines. I feel at a loss of what else to do.

Heather said...

Have been thinking about your family all week. Our prayers are with you and wish we could do more.

Amy said...

We are praying for you too! It breaks my heart when I read what is happening in your family...I will spread the positive vibes as far as I can!!

Anonymous said...

Good luck with the fight! Your family already has been an inspiration with your positive courage and faith. I know you will be able to make it through all that is required of you. Are prayers will continue to be for a cured Ryan!! -Billie June Adams and family

Tanya said...

Don't give up... miracles DO happen! I'm so sorry you guys are having to go through this. Try to find the strength to fight. We know that through great faith that miracles can and do happen. We saw it with Casey!
We sure do love you guys a lot! Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We will be praying for you to gain enough strength to fight again!
Go Team Ryan!
Love ya!

Paice Family said...

Our hearts go out to you and your family during this rough time. We are fasting and praying that you beat this thing! Go Team Ryan!

Katie said...

Ryan, you're young and strong. You can beat this. We'll be thinking of you. I don't know if you remember me, I grew up in Smoot, we had a few classes together. I'll always remember you passing me on my way out to change sprinkler pipe, you had already gotten your's moved and I was just starting mine. :)

I feel positive about this. It can be done.

Katie Robertson Bagley

Ryanne said...

Oh Margie and Ryan! We are praying our hearts our for you.

Agnes said...

WOW...all I know is I'm gonna keep on praying. We love you guys!Thanks for keeping us posted
-Tim and Agnes

Camille said...

We will all be praying for a miracle over here. Sending love your way. You can do it!!

Jarom,Camille & Fam

Taylor said...

I wish we could be there in AZ to help out physically any way possible. Giving hugs, high fives, a shoulder, an ear, playing with the kids, meals, whatever possible! I'm a "virtual neighbor" now--so my heart feels for you all and each prayer includes your family. We love you!

Darin, Taylor, Jake & Samantha Thomas

kristin said...

We are praying for each of you in your immediate and extended families. Be strong! Also praying for that miracle.

Love Kristin Keeley Clove

The Bloxham Bunch said...

Go-I'm Andra Willis' sister. My heart broke for you this morning when I read this. My kids, entire family, and friends have been praying for you and have put Ryan's name in a few temples. Keep up the fight, I'm sure its easier said then done at times. You deserve a miracle & miracles do happen. Thank you for sharing your story with us. It helps me not to take those I love for granted. I pray you may be comforted at this time.
----- Marianne Bloxham

Josh said...

You most likely do not know us, but my wife, Katelyn and I have been praying for you all. Always remember that God is in control; be strong in your faith and know you are never alone in your battles.

SmustysGirl said...

Fight hard, Ryan! We're so sorry you have to battle this again, but be strong. Keep faith and fight as hard as you can! You can do it! We always hold a prayer in our hearts for you.

Dusty and Aleesha Burgess

Amy said...

Oh, guys, I'm so sorry. But I sure do appreciate your positive attitudes! We pray for you everyday and firmly believe that miracles happen every single day. You can do this!

Stacie said...

With tears in my eyes I read your post. Fight and Fight hard! I hate this thing called cancer, and I hope it doesn't take your hope and comfort away. You are in our prayers, I am so sorry this is your story, but you are helping many with the courage of your family and the words on your blog!
Stacie England (mom of two time cancer fighter)

Lila said...

i am helping pray for the miracle and that your family will get to spend all the precious moments together that you are supposed to. i know you do not waste a minute together so keep that going, it will be the best way for Ryan to live, no matter how long that is and hopefully a long earthly time! God bless. GO TEAM RYAN!
Mike, Lila and Evan Stuteville