- Name: Ryan
- 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.
Saturday, October 29, 2005
Ryan has been feeling really good the last 24 hours so maybe he has kicked it. Ears and eyes seem a lot better. It sure is nice to see him laugh and play!
I have two more under the weather though. It seems Will has a touch of the flu and Missy had surgery on her foot yesterday so she can't walk. Her pain killers make her pretty nauseated so she may stick with the regular over-the-counter stuff. She will be in a walking cast for 4-6 weeks but this first week is going to be pretty tough on her. It doesn't take much for us mere mortals to be brought to our knees when we're sick so it gives us a true perspective of the battle our SuperRyan has waged over the last year and a half! He made it through unbelievable treatments, pain, and anguish with attitude and will of a warrior. We are so proud of him. His mental discipline is a perfect fit for his latest sport, Karate. He sure loves going... the outfit is a big plus also! Love Les, Missy, Heidi, Will and SuperRyan