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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.

Monday, March 06, 2006


Can you hear me now?

This photo is of Ryan and Matt in the announcer's booth at the Thrasher's game Saturday night. They had a great time, but grew bored with the game pretty quickly. They were happy just to play and eat their Dippin Dots!! It was nice to have everyone back home under one roof last night. Heidi had been at 4-H for the weekend. She did a project on stem-cell transplants and won 1st place. Can you imagine our visual aids?? Ryan was happy to loan her his tubies, but he made her promise to give them back! He started his SSKI this afternoon. He downed it without a complaint. What a trooper! He gets his MIBG injection tomorrow. It is a bummer he will have to have 2 IVs this week. Normally his injection is after his CT and they use the same IV. We have been spoiled with that routine, so I really can't complain. He seems to be feeling better, but is pretty irritable. I can't say I blame him with the week he is going to have. Please, please pray for clear scans. I will post again when we get results. Ryan is going to spend the night at the Chattahoochee Nature Center Saturday night with Camp Sunshine. He is really looking forward to it. Thanks for checking in on us and have a great week!! Love, Les, Missy, Heidi, Will, and SuperRyan

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