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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, November 06, 2005


Is it almost Monday?

Ryan has felt well enough to play today at his Nanny and Grand-daddy's with his cousin, Nick. He seems to feel worse in the morning and at night, like most of us do when we are sick. So far, he hasn't complained of his throat hurting nearly as bad as Will, but that may only be because, comparitively speaking, "this ain't nothin' " He wasn't able to go see Jena in the Ga. Teen pageant, so I took Heidi and three of her friends. We had a fun girl's day. She didn't come out on top, but she was certainly beautiful on the stage. Will's soccer team finished their regular season today and clenched the division championship. He has a tournament next weekend in Stone Mtn. and one in Dec. in Savannah. We are looking forward to a little slow down now that soccer has wrapped up for Heidi and Ryan. Thanks for checking in on Ryan, and please continue to pray for his cure here on Earth. Please also pray for a little boy in Florida who has had a long hard battle with this monster. His name is Jacob Duckworth. He has had yet another setback. Their family and faith are just amazing. You can visit his site at
They could really use some encouraging words. Hope you have a great week with your families. Love, Les, Missy, Heidi, Will, and SuperRyan

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