- Name: Ryan
- 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.
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Thursday, June 02, 2005
Rain, rain, go away
We got a good check-up from Drs. Anderson and George today. We won't hear the results of his urine test until probably after our trip. We experienced a first today- it was the first time they took blood and he didn't cry-at all! Usually, he puts up quite a battle and even runs and tries to hide, but none of that today. I was so proud of him. We saw Caroline and her mom and dad. We hadn't seen them since we left Egleston. She looks great with her blonde hair growing back in. They are getting ready for post-radiation scans, so please say a prayer that her scans are clear. Ryan has counted down every day this week. We are leaving early Sunday morning for our cruise. We will get off the ship on Thursday and stay a few days in Orlando before we fly back home on Sunday. The kids are excited about Disney World and we are going to Medevil Times to see the show. Ryan has always had a thing about knights. We pick up Heidi tomorrow afternoon. We have missed her so much. I just hate that the weather has been so bad this week for camp. The kids have their first real swim meet Saturday morning. We will be swimming against Dacula and Cumming, two of the larger, stronger teams in our league, so cross your fingers that everyone will come home with a ribbon. First place or eighth, it doesn't matter to me. Ryan will be the first to tell you that. He has to remind Will of that several times every meet though. He always tells him to remember it is supposed to be fun!! Thanks for checking on us and please sign his guestbook.