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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.

Saturday, March 26, 2005


Good Friends

Matt came over today to play with Ryan on his new "four wheeler", then we went to a race track where they race gas powered remote control cars. They really loved the speed. Wow! Ryan got extremely hot and itchy at one point so we went back to the car for a few minutes and took off his shirt and socks. A little lotion seemed to do the trick. They came back to the house and hit the pool (no heat turned on yet!) and the hot tub. Just a good day for SuperRyan.

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