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Ryken goes spearfishing in the Bahamas

Ryken proudly displays the lobster he speared during his wish.

“ I really didn't have any expectation that Ryken would actually be able to spear a lobster in the middle of the ocean, but I was wrong! He was able to complete his wish and it was amazing. Thank you so much! ”


- Ryken's Mom, Courtney

In 2016, Ryken and his family learned that he had a chronic form of leukemia.

He was falling asleep during the day and complaining about pain in his arms and legs. Ryken started chemotherapy immediately, though the side effects were excruciating. The treatments left him nauseated and weak.

The first 3 months, they were reminded how quickly life can change, as Ryken become thinner, more pale and weak. 

In a time filled with sadness and anxiety, Ryken’s wish to go spearfishing in the Bahamas became a precious ray of light—a chance to see a new corner of the world, far from the pain of endless treatments.

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