- 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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Friday, January 13, 2006
We celebrated 2 more anniversaries this week. Today marks one year since Ryan's second stem cell rescue. I am so glad that last year the 13th did not fall on Friday :) He went to Chucky Cheese with Matt, Will, and Dad to celebrate. Will gave all his prize tickets (willingly) to the boys. We are so proud of him. He is learning to be empathic. On Monday we celebrated that a whole year has gone by since Ryan had chemo-one very long year. He had a good check-up on Thursday. Dr George said he looked "perfect". His counts were all good, and we should get the catecholomine results early next week. If those numbers are good, Ryan won't have to go back to the clinic for 3 months!!! Wow! I can't imagine not going back until April. In the interim we will be able to get his catecholomines checked at a lab in Athens. Tomorrow we will be cheering on Heidi as she participates in the Miss Blue and Gold pageant for Apalachee High School. Thanks, Jena, for all your help. Maybe I can put a picture on the website tomorrow. If you haven't been on Catie's site, you don't know their good news. They found no cancer. Another answer to our prayers. Please keep praying for Ryan as each day, month and year are so important to keep putting behind him! Love Les, Missy, Heidi, Will and SuperRyan