It’s been nearly three years since Tommy Ruddy passed away from diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, but mom, Amanda, says these past two weeks have been two of the most difficult. “It’s a culmination of all the things normal life throws our way on top of the horrific reality we come home to every day,” she … Read More
A little wink. That’s what parents hope to receive from their children who have left them too soon. It’s an indication that their child is okay. That they are still with them. And, most important, that they will see them again. Amanda Ruddy gets those winks from her son, Tommy, who passed away after a … Read More
Tom, Amanda, and Isabella Ruddy – a ChadTough partner family – were guests at West Michigan Whitecaps’ “Rivalry Night” on August 16 to honor son and brother, Tommy, who passed away after an 11-week battle with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG). Half of proceeds from the night were awarded to The ChadTough Foundation.
August 12, 2017. One year to the day after Amanda and Tom Ruddy‘s son, Tommy, was diagnosed with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) and 11 weeks before it would take his life. “I’m not sure which day was worse,” Amanda wrote. “Diagnosis or death. There was barely time to breathe between the two dates regardless.” … Read More