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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.

Tuesday, August 16, 2005


Ultrasound Bound

Ryan has a late ultrasound scan Wednesday at 5pm (maybe traffic will have died down:) The idea is to scan his liver to see if there is any tumour growth. It's a long shot at imaging small indications but we'll try anything to catch a relaspe as early as possible. Ryan is still doing well, loves school and all his friends and can hardly wait for soccer to start on Thursday. Wish Ryan luck and we'll update with the results. Les, Missy, Heidi, Will and SuperRyan

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