Giving back

first_img Print Article Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… By The Penny Hoarder Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Giving back Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By Jaine Treadwell Sponsored Content Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson You Might Like Out of the Darkness Walk set for October 9th The monetary goal for the 2nd Annual Out of the Darkness Walk to be held Saturday, Oct. 9, at the… read morecenter_img Book Nook to reopen At age one, Hadley’s right arm was amputated and she received chemotherapy treatments in hopes of ridding her little body of the disease called cancer.Hadley’s cancer went into remission but came back in less than a year.“The cancer had spread to Hadley’s lungs,” Ryann said. “She was given radiation and chemo it didn’t help. We lost our little girl when she was only 3 years old.”Through it all, Tony and Ryann May held to the hope that Hadley would be cured. And, they were lifted up by the love and caring of family, friends and community.“We live in a great town and in a great county,” Ryann said. “We’ll never forget the love and support that we received – Hadley and us. The love of people and the love of Jesus carried us through.”Although there was no way that the Mays could thank those who uplifted and then held them up during those three trying years, Tony and Ryann wanted to do something in return. They organized the Hadley May Foundation that provides assistance to families of children who are diagnosed with cancer.“The foundation is primarily for families in Pike County,” Ryan aid. “The Hadley May Foundation is not a big foundation with lots of money but we want to help families any way we can. There are expenses that insurance doesn’t cover – travel, food, lodging and co-pays, sometimes two or three times a week, it adds up to a lot.”Ryann said most often one parent has to quit work and then there’s the loss of income.“We just want to help others because people were so good to us,” she said.The Mays are blessed to have two sons, Cade, 8, and Carter, 7.“We always knew that we wanted more children. We love being parents. Hadley died 10 years ago. Losing her was hard but we wouldn’t take anything for having her.  We know where she is and that we’ll see her again. We were blessed to have her and we are blessed to have Cade and Carter. They are our sunshine. They brought light back into our lives.” Funds donated to the non-profit Hadley May Foundation at 5634 County Road, Banks, AL 36005 assist Pike County families with children who are battling cancer. The foundation also donates tablets and iPads to Children’s Hospital in Birmingham.Tony and Ryann May were only 23 years old then they heard the words, “Your baby has cancer.”“We were babies ourselves,” Ryann said. “We were just beginning to be parents and our whole life changed with those few words.Hadley May was only nine months old when she was diagnosed with a form of muscle cancer. Published 11:00 pm Friday, September 30, 2016 Email the author “Actually Hadley was born with the cancer, and it’s very rare for a baby to be born with cancer,” Ryann said. “When Hadley was born, a nurse noticed a lump on her elbow and we were told to see an orthopedic doctor. He thought it was a collection of blood vessels and it would shrink. When we went back in six months, the lump had not shrunk. It took about a month of testing before we were told that Hadley had cancer.”The young parents were shocked at the news and scared.“We’d never been that scared in our lives,” Ryann said. “We didn’t know what to do or how to do.” Latest Stories Around the WebIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more