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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, September 20, 2005


Go Ryan, Go!

Ryan reminds me every chance "no more pills". He is absolutely loving having no medicine to take. If you're wondering how he feels, he scored four goals at his soccer game tonight!! He played goalie for part of the game. I know he felt just as big as Will tonight, and that's pretty big in his eyes. Thanks, Jena for coming to cheer him on. He was thrilled to see you. And, thanks to your mom for taking all the pictures. Between getting the kids ready to go, feeding them, getting them to do their homework, and it being our night for snacks and drinks, I forgot my camera. Imagine that!! Ryan and Jena's picture is in the new issue of CosmoGirl. It was a followup to the contest edition. It is nice to have a week without any appointments. We have sure had our fair share of those lately. We make 2 trips next week for his scan and then his regular check-up is on Thursday with Dr. Anderson. Please keep praying that his scan will be beautifully clear. If you would like to visit more sites of our friends, you can get lots of links on Catie's site Catie is a sweet little girl who is fighting a brain tumor. She is about to begin radiation, so please pray that this will be her cure. Thanks for keeping us in your thoughts and prayers and for your uplifting messages. Love, Les, Missy, Heidi, Will, and SuperRyan

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