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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.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005


Clear, Gloriously Clear!! Praise God!!

We heard from Dr. Anderson just shortly ago. The PET scan is negative!!! I had already braced myself for the bad news, so this is so incredibly awesome. I am on top of the world. Thank you all for your prayers for Ryan. I have to believe that God is listening to us. Dr. Anderson is still nagged by the increased uptake on the MIBG, so he will be talking to Dr. Katzenstein at Egleston about where to go from here. Our appt. tomorrow is perfect timing. I talked to him about his fevers and he feels it is something viral, not related to cancer. When you have a child with cancer, you look at every little ailment differently. Everything becomes a possible symptom. So that is it for now. We will be celebrating tonight, even though the kids don't know anything about it. We try not to let them know about every possibility. Why give them something to worry about if there is nothing? So, thank you, thank you, thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, and please keep praying for Ryan to live to be an old man with great health and happiness. Love, Les, Missy, Heidi, Will, and SuperRyan

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