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A medical fund forRyan Bowling

$48,940 given of $50,000 goal

Help Ryan CRUSH Pediatric CANCER!

Started by: Ryan Bowling

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On February 11, 2020, Ryan Patrick Bowling, an otherwise happy and healthy 6.5 year old, was diagnosed with a rare soft muscle tissue cancer called rhabdomyosarmcoma (stage 3, group 3).

After a few short months of symptoms as other tests and treatments were issued, an MRI on 1/15/20 at the local children's hospital in Tampa, FL finally revealed a mass in Ryan's pelvic region. Wanting to seek a second opinion after initial diagnosis (a benign atypical spindle cell soft muscle tissue tumor), Ryan's mom, Lauren, and dad, Jason, traveled with Ryan to the Cincinnati Children's Hospital for more answers. After another round of scans and biopsies on 2/10/20, the tumor was confirmed the next day by pathology at CCH to be malignant, and the diagnosis was confirmed rhabdomyosarcoma - RMS.

The Bowling family has made 2 trips so far to the Cincinnati Children's Hospital for further testing and to put a treatment plan together. Ryan's chest CT of his lungs was clear, and the family is now waiting to find out if any of the cancer cells have spread to the lymph nodes and bone marrow. A port will be placed to administer chemo, and testicular tissue will be extracted and preserved to be used in hopes/as an option of fertility in the future, as chemo and radiation will likely wipe out future testosterone and sperm production in Ryan's body.

Ryan begins chemotherapy on 2/22/20. Ryan and his family will travel back to Tampa, where he will continue to receive chemo locally for approximately 42 weeks. The family will have more trips back up to Cincinnati for possible resection surgery as well as proton radiation therapy. The resection surgery is very risky, as the tumor is affecting multiple structures in Ryan's pelvic area.

Ryan has an almost 3 year old sister, Brooke. Ryan and Brooke have missed each other very much while Ryan has been away. The Bowling Family wants to thank all of their amazing friends and family for their support. The support as been overwhelming and appreciated - from helping with Brooke, to goodies for Ryan and his family, to texts, calls, and big reassuring hugs.

Please consider a monetary donation to help with medical expenses and travel costs for Ryan's treatment. EVERY donation is appreciated and will go right to the Bowling Family. No family should have to go through pediatric cancer. This is just a small way to help support them during this trying time. Please share this page to meet this goal for Ryan!

We love you, RYAN - YOU'VE GOT THIS!

Latest Update

Ryan has 19 proton radiation therapy sessions down, 14 to go! THANK-YOU again for everyone's generous contributions, as well as some in honor and memory of Ryan's great-grandfather, Jason Walker Bowling. Love, The Bowling Family

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June 16 at 3:35pm

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4 generations of Bowlings. We lost Jason Walker Bowling, Ryan's Great Papaw, on 5/3/20. We love and miss you, Papaw.

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May 13 at 1:20pm

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Laura Gilstrap — 12 weeks ago

Great picture! Love you Ryan - keep kicking butt. Love Logan

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May 13 at 2:39am

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Update on #RyGuyStrong Ryan is almost 3 months into his cancer treatment. With some twists and turns, and ups and downs, the thought as of now is that the tumor IS responding to chemotherapy, as this is not your "run-of-the-mill rhabdomyosarcoma". He has overall been tolerating chemo very well. Ryan arrived in Cincinnati over a week ago so he can begin proton radiation therapy and continue chemo in Ohio. His resilience is amazing. THANK-YOU for the overwhelming amount of support and donations. Every thoughtful gesture is appreciated so very much. The Bowling Family #teambowling #crushcancer

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May 13 at 2:37am

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February 22 at 7:48pm

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Laura Gilstrap — 23 weeks ago

Hi Ryan! Carter and Chloe miss you very much. They have TONS of coins to send you when you get home!! Stay strong! Xoxo

Nikki Smith — 23 weeks ago

Oh sweet boy, we adored you from the day we met you at music class here in NH. Sending so many prayers to you all, and will continue to pray for your whole family through this hard time. So much love sent to you all xoxo

Michele Sweeney — 23 weeks ago

Ryan, I will include you in my 9:30am prayer circle every morning to grant you good health and to guide your doctors throughout your treatment protocols.

Debra Wilkerson — 24 weeks ago

Sweet angel...your in my prayers...

Karen Walters — 24 weeks ago

Ryan, How many times shall Mimi & Poppa tell you that you are AWESOME and that we LOVE you so very, very much? A billion, trillion, quadrillion times? ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿงกโค๏ธ

Donna Inglis — 24 weeks ago

Ry-Guy your smile helps my heart!! We love you buddy. #Ry-GuyStrong

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February 22 at 7:47pm

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February 21 at 10:23pm

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Debra Wilkerson — 23 weeks ago

We are praying you brother gets better quick

Crystal Yester — 24 weeks ago

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Here is where we can post updates with pictures of Ryan's Journey

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February 20 at 4:00am

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  • Jane & Gerry Grabow1 week ago Happy Birthday Ryan! Stay strong๐Ÿคฃ
  • Anonymous1 week ago
  • Ramirez Family2 weeks ago Congrats on crushing one more milestone!! Best wishes.
  • Ethan Le4 weeks ago Best wishes.
  • Richard Young5 weeks ago Love, Aunt Mary and Uncle Rick
  • Christina Kring7 weeks ago Ryan, you are a very brave guy! We pray for you everyday. We feel certain that God will hear our prayers and help you to knock out that cancer. We are cheering you on!!!!
  • Anonymous7 weeks ago
  • lynda marshment8 weeks ago We are praying for you ryan, there is a bunch of angels watching over you buddy,but one very special one is your papaw. much love to you little one you got this. xoxoxo Sharron,Lynda,and Bruce
  • Diana, Alejandro, Sebastian & Gabriel Ramirez8 weeks ago Always thinking and sending you all good vibes! You got this Ryan!
  • Diane E Russell9 weeks ago Hi Ryan, We are wishing you the very best. Sending lots of love to you and your family. Diane and Bob Russell
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