Timothy Ryan

In Memory of Timothy Ryan lost to Agent Orange in 2012.

In Memory of Timothy Ryan Lost to Agent Orange in 2012

My father died 10 months ago. He was only 62. On May 2nd, 2012 he went to see the doctor because he was so very tired all the time.

The doctor sent him to the hospital because his heart rate was way too high. After taking an x-ray his heart, they came in to tell us that his heart was of the least concern. That he had a 13cm tumor in his left lung. My mom and sisters were like oh it might not be cancer. But my dad and I looked at each other, and we knew. My dad made me his primary for medical.

It was a roller coaster 30 days. But that last day I fought with my family and with the doctors, and I got him home for hospice. He was awake and aware of going home. I told him I love you and he said “I know.” I held his hand and sang his favorite Beatles songs, until after 6 hours he took his last breath.

I’m lost without my dad. I was a Daddy’s girl. It’s been absolutely devastating. I miss him so much.

Emily Elizabeth Taylor