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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.

Sunday, March 26, 2006


Electric Sliding Into Spring...still feels like Winter

We have been busy as usual. As you can see from the pictures, we had a special night last night. Heidi and Will completed their year at Perfectly Polished with their Spring Formal. We really enjoyed getting to watch them show all their dances. Poor Heidi was so tired. She left Wed. morning at 5 on a school field trip to St. Simons Island off the GA coast. She didn't get home till after 8 Friday night. It was a great opportunity, but she was just worn out. We sure missed her, too. Ryan has had a little break from soccer this week because of the cold wet weather, but Will won't let that stop him. He had a game yesterday and has another today in Athens. Ryan didn't go with us last night. We knew that it would run late, and he would not be real happy having to sit still for so long. Next year, he can go and see what he gets to do when he is in the 5th grade! :) We did get results from his urine tests, and they were both normal, as we expected. We will have it checked in about 6 weeks at a local lab. I need to call and make him an appt. with his radiation oncologist for the next 6 month check-up. I just want to be able to take him when he won't miss school. He got very good marks on his report card. One more week until Spring Break. Yahoo!! We are tagging along with Les to Tampa. We will take in a couple of Tampa Bay Lightening games, thanks to Les' friend, Mike. He has generously give us tickets, again. Speaking of hockey, Les has just shown me that Ryan's picture is in the Winder paper with the Atlanta Thrashers. He will love that. Thanks for continuing to check in on us and for praying for Ryan. Please continue to thank God for Ryan's cure and ask Him to keep him safe, healthy, and strong. Love, Les, Missy, Heidi, Will, and SuperRyan

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