Yes, like many other families in Houston, Ryan and I lost our home, automobile, and all our personal belonging due to the flooding from Hurricane Harvey. Although we are not strangers to overcoming adversities, since were are both Cancer survivors, Hurricane Harvey was devastating. Combined we have had 5 cancer diagnosis in a period of 6 years. In our last battle, we were diagnosed 15 minutes apart and went through treatment simultaneously. One of the things that has helped this us get through those difficult times was knowing that at least we had a roof over their heads and clothes on their backs. Unfortunately, that is no longer the case.

There was over 5 feet of water throughout our apartment. Luckily we were able to get to safety from the flooding and were able to get a room at a local hotel. We were able to save what we could carry out including 5 days of medications and our cats, "Peter" & "Parker".

If you could tell by the name of his cats, Ryan is a huge Marvel Superhero fan. He is also a Houston sports fanatic (Astros, Texans & Rockets). Ryan had an immense collection of signed memorabilia from celebrities that have visited Texas Children's Hospital, his Make-A-Wish, and various conventions. Most of his collection was destroyed in the flood.