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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.

Sunday, May 29, 2005


Happy Memorial Day

Special thanks to all the men and women that have served and kept this country safe.

The antibiotics seem to be doing the trick. No more fever, and he feels much better. Ryan's wish party was a lot of fun for him. His hat is like Mickey's wizard hat! A big thanks to these wonderful volunteers for making it so special. We have had a great time pouring over all the papers for the cruise and planning our excursions. The kids want to snorkel and feed the stingray at Blackbeard's Cay and take a catamaran out to snorkel at a reef. We picked up some snorkels and masks, and they have been practicing in the pool. A local limo company, Embassy Limousine, has kindly offered their services to take us to and from the airport. Ryan is sooo excited. We have to leave the house at 5:30 am so it will sure be nice to just step into a car and be whisked off to the airport! Ryan had a visit yesterday from Jena and Will from the Prince of Hope Pageant. He was pretty quiet, but told his Dad later that beauty queens make him shy. They were so great to bring him some beach toys.
Heidi leaves for 4-H camp tomorrow morning for a week :( and Ryan gets to head back to the clinic on Thursday for a check-up. Everything is running smooth at the Morgan household. Thanks for stopping by and for keeping Ryan in your prayers.

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