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Ryan Veldkamp is a true champion

"Mom, am I going to die?"

When Carla Veldkamp shared with me what her son Ryan said to her as he was waiting to go to hospital, it immediately put brought tears to my eyes.  

When Ryan was playing football for the Nomads when he was 11 years old, strange things began happening to him. His chin strap would leave a bruise; he would get out of breath just walking to school. Soon after these indications mom Carla and dad Albert took Ryan to the hospital.

After a number of tests, Ryan was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia on Nov. 5, 2008. For the next five years Ryan battled the cancer in his body.  Read More

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