- 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.
Saturday, January 07, 2006
There's no place like home!
Even though Gramma and Grampa's is a pretty nice place to be :) Well, after a good night's sleep in our own beds it was back to business. We had a full day of sport pictures and basketball games today. All turned out good! We had such a nice visit with Les' parents and many good friends. We kept the kids busy skiing, tubing, swimming, and skating. Ryan even got a ride on a snowmobile!! The trip home wasn't too bad. The kids were ready to go see their Nanny and Granddaddy just as soon as we got home, and so they are spending the night there tonight. Les and I get to unpack, yippee! We are all about ready to get back into our routines. Ryan has his monthly check-up on Thursday. It has been nice to check up on our all our cancer friends since we got home. Please say a prayer for our friend, Catie, as she has surgery on Monday to remove tumor from her brain. Thank you for your prayers for Ryan, please continue to pray for his cure here on Earth with us. Love, Les, Missy, Heidi, Will, and SuperRyan