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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.

Tuesday, January 25, 2005


On our way

We are leaving here on Thursday-NEVER to return (as inpatient, anyway). Ryan's white count jumped to 2.45 today!! They have taken him off all meds except the Neupogen to boost blood cell growth and they have to slowly turn down his Morphine. He doesn't complain of any pain. His poor little tooth is still hanging in there. He got platelets last night and blood this morning. He had a visit a few days ago from Dr. Rapkin which really cheered him up. They named his crow puppet that his Nanny had brought Dr. George. He got to shop a little with Sara yesterday. He bought a spy gear wrist camera. It didn't take him long to figure out that if he took the camera out of the wrist band and put a rock on it, it could be a catapult. He is all boy- all wonderful boy!!!

Guest Book:
We are tickled to hear your good news. Glad to hear your feeling better. We'll keep praying every day.

The Vickery's
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