Dear Family, Friends, and Supporters:
Our son Ryan, a.k.a. Hanra or Grabowski amongst family and friends, was an amazing gift to this world. He was deemed the protector by his sister Courtney, quietly looking out for her and anyone else who knew him. She eulogized her brother as “my guardian” picked by God, who has always been available for her or anyone else in times of need. His integrity and devotion lived out to the fullest through a pure heart and a genuine interest in the well-being for others. Ryan’s love for sports was so fitting of his personality because he truly believed in a team philosophy. It was never about him...always about us. In fact, Ryan spent more time deflecting self-recognition in favor of building up someone else. His modesty and loyalty were truly two of his strongest attributes. He was a simple man who indulged in the simple pleasures of this world. If you asked him to describe his favorite meal, the response would be “Peanut Butter and Raspberry Jelly washed down with an ice cold glass of milk."
Ryan's misfortune began on July 20, 2015. He was unexpectedly diagnosed with an inoperable Astrocytoma Brain Tumor which is recognized within the Glioblastoma (GBM) group. This type of tumor, while considered rare (< 200,000 U.S. cases per year), is notorious for its high level (grade 4) malignancy classification, highly aggressive growth rate, and ability to spread rapidly within the brain. But, worst of all, there is currently no cure.
Ryan put up a courageous fight to extend his life amongst family and friends, never complaining, never looking to place blame, and never seeking anyone's pity. His sister, mother and I stood at his bedside day and night. Two as his cheerleaders, one as his coach, and all as his loving family. On December 14, 2015, at the young age of 30, Ryan lost his battle with brain cancer. While he may not have won his individual battle, we...yes we, can help him win the war against brain cancer.
Please join us at The Grabowski Scramble for a day of fun golf, laughter, drinks, dinner, and prizes all in exchange for your worthwhile donation to the American Brain Tumor Association.
Thank you in advance for your participation in this outstanding event. We look forward to meeting and talking with all of you!