**Please look under the UPDATES to see more of what has gone on since April 6th.**
*** Updates can also be found at RYAN SCHANZ'S BRAIN CANCER BATTLE on Facebook***
On Monday, April 6, 2015 Ryan had a seizure at work and was rushed to the hospital where a mass was discovered on his brain. By Friday, April 10th surgery was performed to remove the tumor. Surgery went well, but a week and a half later, Ryan was told the unfortunate news, his tumor was malignant and would require additional treatment.
Ryan would like this to be a place where people can leave positive messages of support. We will do our best to keep this page updated during his fight against cancer. Any funds raised will help cover the cost of his hospital stay, his treatments, and our travel to appointments.
A note from Ryan (5/1/2015) -
Thank you for all the thoughts, prayers, and gestures over the past few weeks. What we've experienced could not be more unexpected, but our ability to press forward has been driven by the amazing friends, family, and medical professionals around us.
Many of you are aware of the timeline of events; most of you may recall more than I do. I'll never remember many of the things that occurred. For those of you unaware of my current status, please rely on our updates to Facebook to keep up to speed. As we move forward there will continue to be questions without answers and changes to the procedures and fight I'm engaging. We will continue to need all the love and support you can give, but a constant cycle of discussing our battle and answering questions can be overwhelming. A beautiful life will be one lived focusing on each day and cherishing the people we have around us, not dwelling on things beyond our control.
We will tackle this in every way we can, but any additional support can alleviate some unavoidable stress. We will rely on you to share our story with others to help keep the story moving.
We truly appreciate and value all of your ongoing support and thank you in advance for understanding our need to share my battle as we are comfortable and able. There's no predicting what direction this will go, our focus will remain on being positive and how to be an amazing family while still given the opportunity.