“Reason this person is a Gold Ribbon Hero: Ashtyn was a whole year old when he was diagnosed with AML, Acute myeloid leukemia, a rare type of cancer of the blood and bone marrow. He fought hard for a year with many rounds of chemo and a bone marrow transplant that let him be cancer free for a few months before the cancer came back a second time.
Ashtyn earned his wings on November 30th, 2015. Although his wings were ready, our hearts weren’t, and we miss him everyday. In his short life, he showed me what it means to truly live, love, and find joy in the little things. He LOVED music and family, and combined that is what helped him through his plethora of treatments.
Gone but not forgotten, our hero he will always be.” – Amanda S