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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.

Thursday, November 17, 2005


40K, wow!!

If you've checked out Hayley's site in the past few days, you already know they raised $40,000 on Monday for CureSearch. I am so glad things went well for them, including the weather. We are so appreciative of their hard work to help find a cure. Things have slowed down considerably here this week, which is really nice. Poor Heidi is so sick. She stayed home Monday until 10 and we got up, showered, and got just about to school when I was able to talk her into staying home on Tuesday. Les and I are forcing her to stay home today. Please say a prayer that she will feel better very soon. Ryan took his first karate test last night and was awarded his yellow belt. He was so proud of himself. He broke a board, too, which really pumped him up. I wish you could have seen Will. He was certain that there must be a trick somewhere. Ryan is feeling better, but still battling a cough. He is doing great at school. We are looking forward to our first weekend without soccer. It will be nice to get some things done around here and maybe take in a movie. The kids all want to see Chicken Little. Thanks for checking in on us and please continue to pray for Ryan and all his little friends. Love, Les, Missy, Heidi, Will, and SuperRyan

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