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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.

Saturday, September 17, 2005


T - 36 hours and counting!

The PET Scan has been scheduled for Sept. 27 pending insurance approval. I have poured over the link that Les added, and it is has been helpful in trying to understand just what it does. I wish they would do these always instead of the MIBG. He won't have to take the SSKI that protects his thryoid. He takes the last dose of that today, Thank Goodness. That stuff is awful. Ryan and Will's buddies, Matt and Jackson, came and spent the night last night. They had such a great time. Will and Heidi both have soccer games this morning. Fortunately, they will be at the same field and their games are one after the other. This will be our first year trying to juggle both of their games on Saturdays. Tomorrow we will celebrate Ryan's LAST DAY OF TREATMENT. He takes his last dose of Accutane tomorrow. I know the celebration won't be as exciting as it could have been without these scans. Just please pray that we will have even more to celebrate later this month when they confirm that there is no cancer in Ryan. Thanks for checking on Ryan, for praying for him, and for your kind emails and posts. Love, Les, Missy, Heidi, Will, and SuperRyan

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