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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, January 26, 2006


Relay kicked-off

Ryan has continued to feel good. No more complaints. Tonight was the official kickoff for this year's Relay for Life. He got an awesome introduction from my good friend, Karen. We have been so blessed to have her love and support from Day 1. He basically thanked them for choosing him, told them to have fun, raise lots of money, and party on! Short and sweet, just like him.

So, in the hopes that more people will not have to walk in Ryan's shoes, go walk a mile in your community's relay for life and raise money to find a cure. By the way, it has been 365 days since Ryan has spent a night in the hospital. He was hoping we could celebrate that by staying up late. Nice try, don't you think? Thanks for checking in on us and please keep praying for our precious Ryan. Love, Les, Missy, Heidi, Will, and SuperRyan

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