First off, thank you to all of the followers and supporters of 2survive - I know 2survive is not a multi-million dollar beast of an organization. 2survive doesn’t make a huge profit. 2survive does not sell a ton of merchandise and that is fine, because that is not the focus of 2survive. - 2survive is about bringing people affected by cancer - 2gether! - And that’s what 2survive is doing! // I remember building the 2survive website in 2011. [...]
// // For those that know me, well, you probably know that I’m not at all a perfect man; or even close. - But I am a Christian and throughout my battle with cancer, my faith has helped me through so much. Please take a minute and watch a short homemade video I made for my song, “Give it Up” while recovering at home from pericarditis, myocarditis, pneumonia and a blood clot in January, 2013.
The story of "Survivors Survive" is a crazy one if you have read any of my other blogs about the song and how it came to be. I won't go into all of the details; however, I would like to talk about how this song has touched thousands and sent out a message that continues to "deliver". In 2011, shortly after recording this song, I wanted desperately to do a video, but at the time couldn't pay for the type [...]
I've received several emails from people requesting the lyrics to my song, "Survivors Survive". So, here is the video AND the lyrics. Thank you so much for watching and listening! Be well! Ryan Survivors Survive by 4-time survivor Ryan Hamner Not a day goes by That you don't think of the time They told you all was okay Go live your life now you're fine [Pre chorus] It will be all right How does it feel to survive? [Chorus] All around the world Stand up and join hands Shine your lights to the [...]
// First, I have to say thank you if you are reading this, and thank you to all of the Facebook fans and supporters of 2survive. The Story of Me – In Short! 2survive has been a long time coming and years in the making. For those that don’t know about me, my name is Ryan Hamner, and I am a 4-time survivor of Hodgkin’s lymphoma. I’m also a singer-songwriter and founder of 2survive. I’ve battled cancer since the age [...]
My life as a child was probably a bit different than others—And that's not a "poor little me story". In all honesty, rarely did I ever even feel sorry for myself. Partially because my dad, the voice of reason and reality, was always there to remind me that other people had it worse. He'd say, "Ryan, the man with no shoes thought he had it bad until he met the man with no feet!" Also, heck, I'd been sick [...]
// Nowadays you hear all of the talk about processed food, about foods that are not organic, foods that aren't natural, foods that are not gluten-free, foods that cause allergies like milk and peanuts. But...what if there was a food that was high in protein, high in antioxidants, gluten-free and was simple to add to most any recipe? Well, duh, that food would be Chia seeds. Yes, the little seeds that us children of the 80's saw [...]