One year ago today, on April 7th, 2013, my world changed: my parents told me that a mass had been discovered in my brother's abdomen. Ryan returned from living abroad to New York to receive treatment at Sloan and we all believed he would beat the illness. He was diagnosed with pleomorphic rhabdomyosarcoma in late May and quickly started treatment. Unfortunately, like other sarcomas, this disease is extremely aggressive and rare. Ryan passed away on July 11, 2013. I will be walking in his honor on Sunday, April 27th, 2014. We all miss and love Ryan so much!