Sunday, December 4, 2011

Easy like Sunday morning

Mallory is a champion.

This little girl is acting like normal. She isn't acting like she just had major abdominal surgery; she isn't acting like there is still a tumor inside of her. She's happy and carefree. She's a bright light when times are tough. I know this sounds funny, but Mallory is making this experience a lot easier on Ashley and I.

Today was a rest and relaxation day, here at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital. No tests, no reports today.

We got to see our *almost* two-year old daughter Jillian today! That was very refreshing. She likes the revolving doors in the lobby! We miss her so much!

 Tomorrow is supposed to be the earliest that we can get the pathology report back. The wait is draining me; I just want to know the exact level of what Mallory is facing. On top of that, I'm trying to figure out when to go back to work. Family does come first, and providing for my family is part of a huge part of taking care of my family. Having a crystal ball would be really nice right now!

On a completely unrelated note; I just signed up to be a potential bone marrow donor! The National Marrow Donor Program runs the "Be the Match" registry. You sign up, they will send you some swabs for your mouth and you send them back. It's that easy!

If they ever match you up with a someone who needs bone marrow, they will contact you for further information. You don't have to even leave your house to register and it's free. And someday you could save the life of a little cute kid. So why not do it?


Thanks for love and support everyone!

-Ryan & Ash

PS: We have received many requests for a way to send donations. Please read this for more information.


  1. Good to hear that you were able to relax...prayers everyday!

    I just seen a St. Jude commercial about bone marrow and thought of Mallory! Thanks for the info! :)

  2. I'm requesting mine!!!! TY for the info!!! Love ya

  3. Bone marrow donor registry is such a great thing! Finding a match is incredibly difficult and so few people are willing to donate. Thanks Ryan & Ash for signing up. :)