Last night I found the link to this video of Ryan from December 2010, four months before he was diagnosed with cancer. In the video, he recounts a story from the previous day in which I had nearly been in a car accident. He also begins to define what living in high definition meant to him.
Ryan's message of trusting God, appreciating what really matters, and living a life intentionally for the sake of the kingdom of Christ - that message began when he was small, continued to be refined when he got older, and was burnished when he was diagnosed with cancer. This video brings me joy because I was reminded that Ryan was not only someone special when he had cancer - he was uniquely formed by God to be a mouthpiece for His glory from the very beginning. Cancer just gave him a megaphone with which to shout God's praises.