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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.

Friday, December 23, 2005


We Wish You A Merry Christmas!!

Sorry for the delay in updates. We have just been living the normal life, and loving it!! We have been busy with basketball and karate, and trying to get all ready for Christmas and our trip. We are going to visit Les' parents on Vancouver Island on Tuesday through the New Year. This will be our first trip back in about three years. Les and I went back for his Grandma's funeral just before Ryan first got sick. The kids are so excited. It will be a long flight to Vancouver, but it sure beats a layover somewhere. The kids are counting on some skiing and sledding, and I know Les will have so many friends to catch up with. Ryan has been feeling really good until last night. He cried during the night with his ear hurting. We took him to his pediatrician today and he has a bad ear infection. I hope it clears up before we have to fly out. We are taking the kids to Athens tonight to see Zathura. Please continue to keep Ryan and his friends in your prayers, and all the families who are spending the holidays in the hospital. We hope you have a peaceful and joyful Christmas. Love, Les, Missy, Heidi, Will, and SuperRyan

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