Ryan was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in his hip joint on Sept 2014 at 17 years old in his Senior Year of High School. He completed treatment in July 2015 and relapsed in January 2016 to his lung with surgery to remove the nodule in April 2016. He has amazingly and gratefully been NED since then.
Ryan missed his senior year of high school due to treatment. He just graduated from the University of Delaware with a degree in biology with plans to go to medical school to pursue a career in medicine. He is currently working in the Schiffman Lab at the Huntsman Cancer Institute in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Ryan spoke at the Hyundai Hope on Wheels Mini Conference for osteosarcoma in 2018 and at FACTOR 2019. MIB Agents and the FACTOR Conference have had a profound effect on both Ryan and his mom and we both want to give back to Make It Better for other families affected by this devastating disease.
FACTOR brings together the leading researchers, clinicians, surgeons, together with patient families and OsteoWarriors to Make It Better for those battling this disease.
Each year a grant of $100,000 is awarded to a project that will focus on moving research forward for osteosarcoma patients.
Browse our extensive list of osteosarcoma resources from MIB Agents and our partner organizations.
OsteoBites is a weekly webinar and podcast where we invite Osteosarcoma Experts and OsteoWarriors to share their research, hope, and innovation.
Agent GAMERS game with their fellow OsteoWarriors and OsteoSiblings.
Ambassador Agents are certified peer visitors who provide hope, understanding, and resources.
OsteoWarriors receive monthly letters of hope and cheer from MIB Agent Writers around the world.
When an OsteoWarrior transitions to hospice care, MIB Agents provides an experience or an item of comfort and entertainment.
The OsteoWarriors HQ (headquarters) brings kids and young adults who have a connection to osteosarcoma together and It. Is. Awesome!
A world with less toxic, more effective treatments and a cure for osteosarcoma.
We are devoted to creating and instilling hope with and for our inclusive and collaborative osteosarcoma community. We do this through mutual trust, transparency and compassion.