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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, May 21, 2005



School was hardly out an hour before we had Jeffrey at our house playing. He and Ryan have been good buddies since kindergarten. Unfortunately, Jeffrey is leaving for China on Monday for the summer, so Ryan is having lunch at their Chinese restaurant tomorrow. He is going to miss his friend. We saw Star Wars today on the IMAX screen. I have to say it was awesome. Ryan was in total Darth Vader gear and donned his helmet as Darth Vader was fitted with his on the big screen. It was so cute. We bumped into another classmate, Seth, while standing in line. They sat next to each other during the movie. The cream we got from Dr. Marcus seems to be doing a pretty good job. I don't think his skin is quite as bad this time. His lips are still very dry. We have another week to go. We had a fun game of baseball in the yard this evening, and we rode bikes for a while. What fun normal stuff!! Please keep praying for us. Thanks so much, Les, Missy, Heidi, Will, and SuperRyan

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