Welcome to Ryan Schriber's Page!
My cancer story began over 20 years ago. After marrying Kari, my high school sweetheart and forever best friend, we moved to Chicago. Two years later, we received a call that her father (53) has collapsed at work, and after a series of tests had been diagnosed with stage 4 renal cancer. Soon after, we decided to move to St. Louis, so that she could spend time with him during his last days.
Unfortunately, this wasn’t our last touch with the devastating power that cancer has over lives. Two years later, Kari’s grandma was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor, and then her uncle died from an aggressive form of leukemia.
In 2018, at only 48 years old, my oldest brother Mike was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer. His fight lasted four short months, and took from him precious time he would have had with his family and young son Gabe.
Everyone can relate to our story in some capacity, which is why I am dedicated to raising awareness in hopes of aiding the continuation of cancer research, in hopes of developing life saving treatments. Lifesaving treatments, that saved my mother-in-law Marsha’s life, who was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer in 2013. After undergoing, surgery, radiation, and target therapies/chemotherapy, as well as years of medication she has been 10-years cancer-free.
It is for this reason, I am participating in the Swim Across America Fundraiser through Siteman Cancer in a two mile open swim at Alpine Lake on August 26th, 2023 in memory of my brother Mike Schriber.
Thank you in advanced for your support by donating to a cause that has no doubt touched us all.
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