- 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.
Monday, October 31, 2005
Our Adorable Hobgoblins
Does anyone see the slight resemblance in Ryan in his costume and how he looked during his transplants? :) The kids had a great time trick or treating tonight, but I think they had more fun scaring all the trick or treaters that came up the sidewalk. When we left there had been well over 500 kids come by. Will had a good visit at the pediatrician's office. I just knew he had strep throat, but not!! He had a great time making fun of me walking in my beautifully fashionable boot. It was great to be able to get out and move around a little. My foot really doesn't hurt anymore, but that boot is heavy!! So we are all looking forward to a normal day tomorrow. Ryan's last soccer game is Thursday and we will have a little party afterwards at The Sweet Tooth where all the kids will get their awards. I know he is looking forward to that. Thanks for checking in on us and for your prayers. Your support means so much to us. Love, Les, Missy, Heidi, Will, and SuperRyan