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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.

Friday, September 23, 2005


It is a go

We got the word yesterday that the scan has been approved, so we are set for Tuesday morning. We really need your prayers that this scan is clear. This scan looks for cellular activity, not anatomy. It will be nice to get answers., positive, healthy, cancer-free answers! On the home front, we are back to another busy soccer Saturday. Heidi and Will have us going in different directions for their games. I love watching them. They are both excellent players. It seems we've had a reprieve from things breaking down, but the fridge/freezer went out yesterday. It is only 3 years old. Thanks, Sears! I just hope we can get it fixed, and soon. I finally got my first paycheck, but I really didn't want to put it towards a fridge. The pictures are from Ryan's game the other night, our tubing trip in Blairsville, and check out Ryan coming down the chute. Yikes! Well, we hope all of you have a wonderful weekend with your families and friends and remember to enjoy each day to it's fullest. Thank you for all your kind notes and calls. And thank you for making this journey with us so much more bearable. Love, Les, Missy, Heidi, Will, and SuperRyan

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