- 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.
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Monday, October 03, 2005
Thanks, Camp Sunshine, for a great Family Camp
It worked out great that the kids are out of school this week for Fall Break. They are worn out from Family Camp. We had a great time seeing old friends and making new ones. We hadn't seen some since their hair has come back, so they looked really different. I guess the biggest surprise was seeing Lillie Karnes and her family. Lillie was named the Princess of Hope when Ryan was crowned Prince. Heidi, Will, and, Ryan all had a great time playing with Lillie. Ryan loved gold panning, archery,. and boating, and Heidi and Will always love a good kickball game in the gym. The weather was just perfect. The show this camp was Mr. Tone, a magician/clown. It was a funny show with several folks, including Ryan, getting a pie in the face. He loved that!! No word on the catecholomines as of yet. We probably won't hear until tomorrow. The refrigerator repairman did come today. Yahoo!!! We have to order a compressor, so it looks like it will be another week. I am just glad it is under warranty. Please keep Ryan and all his little friends in your prayers. Love, Les, Missy, Heidi, Will, and SuperRyan