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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.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006


Please pray...

Hi Friends, tonight we are asking for your prayers for a few adults, not children. First, please pray for Les' Uncle Bob, in Calgary. Les is planning on visiting him in a couple weeks, but we received news last night that he may not make it until then. He has lung and brain Cancer. Please pray for his comfort as long as he can hold on.
Next, please pray for my Aunt Sue, in Alabama. She is going through chemo and radiation for lung cancer. Please pray that her treatment will be effective and tolerable. And, please pray for one of the moms at Ryan's school. Cindy Jones is having serious heart problems. She was a major force in FORM that was so supportive of us during Ryan's treatment. Cindy is such a giving, generous, and thoughtful person. Please pray that she will get good news from her tests. Ryan played a very physical soccer game tonight. He got hurt and they stopped the game a bit. It was hard not to run onto the field, but Coach Mark was there. He got up and finished playing. He told me afterwards that "I got stomped, kicked, and tripped, but I finished playing!" As always, thank you all for holding Ryan close to your heart and for praying for him. Love, Les, Missy, Heidi, Will, and SuperRyan

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