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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.

Thursday, May 04, 2006


2 more good reports

Thanks to everyone who has contacted their congressmen. We actually got a letter in the mail today from Charlie Norwood promising his support. We got the results of Ryan's catecholomines today. They are in the normal range. Yea!! Ryan had his 6 month dental check-up today. No cavities-something else to be thankful for. I know many children have trouble with their teeth after chemo, so we feel fortunate not to have that to deal with on top of everything else. The kids have spent the last few days with their Nanny and Granddaddy, which they absolutely love to do! Les really needed my help (yea, right!) with a project in Key West. Beautiful water, hot sun. Just what my doctor ordered! Will has a soccer tournament at St. Mtn. this weekend. It will make for a pretty early start to our day. Next weekend is Relay for Life and Ryan has a special surprise planned for those that can hang around awhile. We will for sure post pictures afterwards. Have a fabulous weekend with your families and friends. Thanks so much for your prayers for Ryan. Love, Les, Missy, Heidi, Will, and SuperRyan

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