In 1999, shortly after his bone marrow transplant, Hamner wrote and illustrated, “You’ll Be All Right, Buddy,” a book for children with cancer. The book was originally published and distributed by Blue Cross Blue Shield, and today is available on Amazon.
In 2007, Ryan released a commercial record on the Mighty Loud/Fontana label and in 2011 released his songs “Survivors Survive” and “Where Hope Lives”. “Where Hope Lives” was written and recorded for the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge.
“Survivors Survive” (The Survivor’s Anthem), has been heard by scores of survivors around the world and was featured by #WorldCancerDay in 2015.
Today, Ryan hopes to reach people not only through his music, but through his writing. He’s been published in Coping Magazine, is a regular contributor for CureToday.com and is currently working on his book.
“Everybody has a story to tell, and there are people who have been through much worse than me. I get that. However, I just feel like I have something to share—something that might help others who may have been in similar situations,” Ryan says about sharing his story.
The Buddy Book!
Speaking and Performing
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Past Appearances and Partners
The American Cancer Society’s Coaches vs. Cancer
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center
Blue Cross Blue Shield of GA
University of Alabama
ACS Winn-Dixie Hope Lodge
Florida Cancer Specialists
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta/The Voice
Amos Cancer Center Columbus, GA
Ronald McDonald House Columbus, GA
Nashville Hope Lodge
Nashville Rescue Mission
University of Kentucky
Be the Match
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