Conrad and his wife, fashion designer R. Brooke Priddy, had their first child last August. Conrad has taught at Asheville Yoga Center and One Center Yoga, and has worked with stroke and traumatic brain injury patients as a physical therapist at CarePartners.
Both Ryan and Brooke are known for the creativity and compassion, and now they’re turning to the Asheville community for help. From Ryan Conrad’s page on youcaring.com:
After a month of strange abdominal pains, he has been diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer. The illness is causing him painful abdominal cramping, constant nausea and an inability to consume solid foods. He has already suffered significant weight and energy loss. At 37, he is too young and healthy to be faced with such a challenging diagnosis.
His medical care is out-of-network and they need funds immediately to help him get treatment for this painful and fast-spreading disease. All money raised will go directly to supporting him and his family with medical expenses and childcare.
On Tuesday we will travel to Duke for a full prognosis. We will update you as soon as we can about the next steps in Ryan’s fight against cancer. Again, thank you for showing such support—we feel very loved.