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Location: Athens, Ga, United States

Our son Ryan was diagnosed with stage 4 Neuroblastoma in 2004. In 2007, my wife Missy was diagnosed with stage 2 triple negative breast cancer. On July 8th, 2009, Missy lost her battle to this horrible disease. 2 days later, on July 10th, Ryan also lost his. Together forever, they both watch over our family now from the heavens above. Below is our families journey through Ryan's treatments, along with the joy and laughter we tried to instill into our daily lives. Those days helped us all cope with the pain and suffering that comes with cancer and it's deadly treatments. Both Missy and Ryan endured high doses of chemo, radiation and surgeries. Over 150 nights spent in the hospital and many, many more days. More transfusions than I could count. Yet both Missy and Ryan took on each day with a positive attitude and warm smile for all their friends. We miss them terribly. They will always be a shining light in our lives.

Friday, September 24, 2004


More Progress

Good news from our doctor today, Ryan is scheduled for surgery next Wednesday to remove what is left of the tumor. His chemotherapy has taken care of 50% of it's size, so Dr. Pitt will take care of the rest.
Our next step is to verify his bone and marrow has cleared then get to work on a bone marrow transplant schedule. Thanks for all your support and prayers. We will update you as often as we can.

Les & Missy

Sunday, September 19, 2004


Ryan in the Reading Parade with his certificate Posted by Hello


Three Cheers for Ryan

Ryan had a CT Scan on Friday. We were so happy to hear that his treatment is working. We should know more in a few days, but this bit of news is great!!

Tuesday, September 14, 2004


up close and personal Posted by Hello


Donuts with Dad (and Will and his best friend, Matt) Posted by Hello


Are there any rules? Posted by Hello


Playing games with Dad Posted by Hello


Back at school today

He is back at school today after spending the weekend in the hospital for the latest round of chemo. His brother, Will, stayed the entire weekend with him. They played video games and watched movies. He is excited because we are going on a picnic tonight.

Tuesday, September 07, 2004


Tuesday's visit

We were back today for another bone marrow aspirate, but we won't know the results until Thursday. He did really well with no complaints. He has eaten non-stop since we left the hospital and weighed 38 pounds this evening!!!

Monday, September 06, 2004


He's doing great

Hey!! Ryan is doing great. We are headed back to Scottish Rite on the 9th of Sept. for our fourth round of chemo. He has managed these last two rounds really well. He has been in school most days and riding his bike just about everyday. Thanks for all of your prayers and keep up the good work. Love, Les and Missy


Ryan and Will Posted by Hello


swimming at the lake Posted by Hello


Ryan and Dad Posted by Hello

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