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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.

Sunday, October 09, 2005



Ryan hasn't had anymore pain in his ear or fever. His appetite is better, too. The kids headed back to school this morning and Ryan has two soccer games this week. The pictures are from Saturday night in the garage when we got out our Halloween decorations (after Georgia kicked Tennessee's butt!). Les and the boys were practicing their best moves on the karaoke machine. I wish you could have seen them. Ryan has a 6 month check-up with Dr. Marcus at Emory today. He is looking forward to driving his r/c Hummer in to see his old buddies. As we have been throughout this journey, we are thankful for all the nurses, techs, docs, and everybody that really strive to reach out to Ryan and all his little friends and make their hospital days more fun. And, thank you to all of you for checking in on us. Hope you have an awesome week with your family. Love, Les, Missy, Heidi, Will, and SuperRyan

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