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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, February 10, 2006


2 arms, 1 leg, 5 shots, No Prob!!

Just another day for our SuperRyan. He was so brave going in, but was pretty upset when it was all over. Thank you, Stacy, for being so quick and so understanding. We go back in 2 months for another round, and then not again until next year. His arms and legs were pretty sore last night and today. He was excited to go to school, though. They were having an Olympic parade. We are in the process of scheduling his next set of scans for early March. Our little friend, Caroline, is having her repeat CT on the 28th. Please lift her up in prayer that whatever they saw on her scan last month isn't there. We are excited about going to the Circus on Sunday and are looking forward to seeing some of our friends. I will try and post some pictures. Tomorrow is a full day of basketball and end of season parties. Heidi's team participated in Coaching for the Cure, and we are very thankful to them for that. She will play basketball a bit longer for the All-Star team, and soccer is just around the corner. This will likely be Ryan's last season playing soccer for awhile. Our wonderful coach, Mark, is moving away, and Ryan will have to move up to play with 8 & 9 year olds. He is just too little for that. Besides, he loves Karate. Thank you for checking in on us, and for caring and praying for Ryan. Please don't stop now. Love, Les, Missy, Heidi, Will, and SuperRyan

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