- 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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Thursday, October 06, 2005
Worn out from Fall Break
We had to take Ryan to see his pediatrician today. His ear was hurting, and he was running a low grade fever. He has an ear infection and maybe a little swimmer's ear. Hopefully the drops and antibiotics will take care of this very soon. His week off from school and soccer came at a great time. He needed the extra rest. He may need some extra rest just from playing so hard with his brother and sister. He is headed over to Matt's tomorrow night to spend the night. He is pretty pumped about that. We have been finding little items around the house that have taken us back to his chemo days. Under the stove we found a bright orange syringe cap that came off his Neupogen. In cleaning out the fridge we found a syringe (with a needle, which was rare!!) with either Heparin or saline still in it wedged beside the crisper drawer. It sort of gives you a weird uneasy feeling, but then a feeling of great accomplishment. We will be joining in the off-therapy celebration at Six Flags that Cure sponsors in a few weeks. The kids always love a trip to Six Flags, and we'll celebrate every day we get the chance. Thanks for checking in on us, and please keep praying for our special, special boy. Love, Les, Missy, Heidi, Will, and SuperRyan