Name: Ryan Anthony
Age: 48
Hometown: Sunnyvale, TX
Ryan began playing trumpet at 7 years old. A child prodigy, he later graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Music. Ryan has had a successful career as a trumpet soloist and clinician, soloing with major orchestras around the world; performing for several years with the Canadian Brass and now acting as Principal Trumpet of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.
Thanksgiving week 2012, at age 43, Ryan received the unbelievable news that he had multiple myeloma. At the time of his diagnosis his kappa light chains were over 13,000 (normal is less than 19), his bone marrow was 80 percent cancer cells and tests showed “high risk” probability. He had his bone marrow biopsy on a Wednesday, and on Thursday, he played the National Anthem with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra to open the annual Dallas Cowboys Thanksgiving game at AT&T Stadium.
Since diagnosis, Ryan started The Ryan Anthony Foundation and CancerBlows to help raise funds for MM research. Mr. Anthony underwent an autologous Stem Cell Transplant and straight to maintenance treatments at Baylor’s Charles A Sammons Cancer Center. After 4 years of RVD variety of maintenance, in June 2017 he began Ninlaro, Pamolyst and Dex as his maintenance along with radiation in hopes for remission once again. His myeloma doctor, Dr. Brian Berryman, will accompany him on the climb.
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