- 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.
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Sunday, April 16, 2006
Happy Easter! We have had a fun day, but we sure missed Daddy!! We had a wonderful lunch at my mom and dad's and hunted lots of eggs. Ryan left some carrots out for the Easter Bunny last night. Les went to visit his Uncle Bob in Calgary. He was able to visit with him on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, but he passed away about 5 minutes after Les was with him on Saturday night. Fortunately, Les' brother Jim, cousins Kim and Brent, and Uncles Allan and Emil were with him, also. Les went ahead and came home as planned. There will be a memorial service sometime next month in Manitoba. I know he had a great visit with everyone and is so glad he made the trip to see his Uncle Bob. Ryan is feeling great. He has standardized testing this week. I can't seem to get him to take anything too seriously. I don't know if it has anything to do with his treatment or not. I sort of think that is just the way he is. He doesn't care about winning or losing games, or making great grades. It isn't that he is apathetic. He just does his best and that's it. MAJORLY different from Will. :) The kids are all begging to get them up when Les gets home. Normally, I wouldn't even consider it, but it is amazing how that ugly six letter word can change your outlook. Have an awesome week. Thanks so much for your prayers for Ryan. Love, Les, Missy, Heidi, Will, and SuperRyan