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Warrior Horses for Warrior Kids - Donate to fund a match today!

May 04, 2017
by Ryan Melendez

Help us match 500 warriors!  

For every $1,000 raised, we will match a warrior horse with a warrior kid battling pediatric cancer.  Every donation goes towards this program and we hope to bring hope and healing through these Warrior Matches!

Learn more about Warrior Horses at http://warriorhorses.org.

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Welcome to Ryan Melendez's MWOY Fundraising Page!

May 04, 2017

 

My name is Ryan Melendez, I am 18 years old, and what I am about to share with you holds a very deep and personal connection to me.  

 

Each year The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) launches its Man & Woman of the Year fundraising campaign, and I was honored to join this year’s efforts as the 2017 Man of the Year candidate for Team Praying for The Ryan Melendez. I am writing today to ask for your financial support for LLS’s mission in its efforts to find cures for blood cancers and to assist patients and families as they battle this disease. I have seen first-hand the devastating consequences this can have on so many. I want to use this platform to make effective changes in research for safer treatments so all my fellow warriors can sustain longer lives.  

  

From April 7, 2017 through June 17, 2017, I will join hundreds of others during a very ambitious 10-week fund-raising campaign to fight cancer. 

 

This cause has a very personal to my life, for I, myself am currently fighting Leukemia.  After several visits to the doctor and being misdiagnosed with a virus, my body fell into toxic shock and had become septic, which caused my organs to begin to shut down. I was rushed to Rady Children’s Hospital where I spent several nights in the PICU (Pediatric Intensive Care Unit) where I found myself fighting for my life. On September 10, 2015, I was diagnosed with Very High Risk Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). Immediately following my diagnosis, they started intense chemotherapy treatment as 78% of my bone marrow was invaded by cancer cells. That night I spiked a temperature of 107, something many don’t recover from. Since then, I have endured countless chemotherapy treatments along with many other procedures. I still have another 2 years of active treatment and will be continuing to take daily chemo pills and have a compromised immune system. 

 

Having this disease has taught me things about life that many never learn in their life at a very young age. I’ve learned the importance of fulfilling and living each day to the fullest – for we never know how long we have – and the value of giving back and how important it is to be there for people in times of need. I have decided to use my fight against cancer to inspire others to get involved in the fight for a cure. 

 

 

My goal is to make HISTORY. Every dollar I raise counts as 1 vote for me as the 2017 LLS Man of the Year. But more importantly, for every dollar I raise, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society gets one step closer to helping a family in need, funding cancer research to find a cure.   

 

Please help me reach this goal with a tax deductible donation. 

 

Thank you in advance for your support! 

 

 

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