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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, April 01, 2005


Is it finally Spring?

Ryan is feeling super- like his super-self!! I got to spend the day with him at school yesterday doing math activities and comparing him to the other kids, he is holding his own. He is trying to finish up some books that his teacher sent with him when he left school in November. His class went on a field trip to the Elachee Nature Center, and he got to hold a corn snake-yucch! Our Spring Break is next week. We will mostly be here swimming and playing games. We will go to Six Flags on a warm day, and we have promised the kids a trip to N. Ga to go horseback riding. He does have a clinic appt. next week. Later this month we will start the oral meds and his re-immunizations. It is very likely he will have to get all his shots over again as they were probably wiped out during transplants. He does seem to be getting used to the needles, though this is never fun. Please keep praying for his cure and for his little friends. Love, Les, Missy, Heidi, Will, and SuperRyan

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