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Ryan B. Dream Project feat. in The Reporter

Posted in Uncategorized on June 10, 2011 by audioxperts

The Reporter (Vacaville, CA)

April 3, 2011

‘Dream’ car focus of fund-raiser for Vacaville native in the fight of his life

Author: Melissa Murphy/ Section: News

The word may worry some adults but usually isn’t the first thing on the mind of most teenagers.It wasn’t something Ryan Bartlett had on his mind as a teen. Now at age 21 and recently diagnosed with testicular cancer, the Vacaville native wishes it had been. Bartlett said diagnosis came about five months ago, but something wasn’t quite right since he was 18. “I did have a growth, but I didn’t tell anyone,” he said. “Nobody knew about it but me. I’m paying the price now.” Bartlett, a graduate of Vanden High School, was in the middle of playing baseball for Cosumnes River College in Sacramento when he noticed the abnormality. Since then, the cancer has spread to his abdomen, lungs and brain. Bartlett was actually in Alabama last year helping with the gulf oil spill cleanup when he became ill, he came home immediately to start treatments of radiation and chemotherapy. Although the spread of the cancer is unsettling, to say the least, Bartlett is fighting hard. With the support from family and friends, he said, he’s not looking back. “Everyday, I think about the next day,” he said. “It’s my only option. I don’t want to not be around.”

There is also a physical reminder of how much family and friends are pulling for him to get better. A 2011, bright orange, Chevrolet Camaro was given to him by coworkers at the oil spill. “He was very ill and in the hospital,” said Tom Bartlett, Ryan’s father. “But when he found out about the gift, every waking moment is about the car. His fighting demeanor is stronger. It’s been hard for everyone, but he’s tougher than me.” Ryan has big dreams for the Camero including a new audio system, lighting, wheels, security system and graphics. A huge fan of the San Francisco Giants, Ryan wants to see black stripes added to the orange car. The additions to the car will become a reality with the help of Vince Miranda owner of Audio-Xperts in Vacaville who has set up the Ryan B. Dream Project where people can donate for the cause. Miranda has a goal to raise $20,000. “He’s a tough young man, he’s my hero,” Miranda said. “He’s such a great kid. He’s a fighter and has a spirit to overcome this disease. You wouldn’t think that he’s going through something like this.”

Ryan isn’t able to drive the car yet since he’s still dealing with some of the side effects from the treatments, including numb feet, but he’s had fun being the passenger. “It’s a little rocket,” he said. “It’s fun.” Ryan added that the support from family, his girlfriend and friends has been great. “The support has been incredible, it’s very motivating,” he said. “It’s a good feeling that helps me stay motivated.” And he has advice for others. “Go see your doctor, no matter what it is,” he said. “You don’t want something to creep up on you. This is not something you want to do when you’re 21 years old.” Donations to the Ryan B. Dream Project can be made online at the Audio-Xperts online store at Information is online at

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