- 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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Tuesday, May 02, 2006
Here is the link you need to help all the children
Ryan's next set of scans are set up for June 2 and 8. He will have a PET at Emory on the 2nd and a CT at SR on the 8th. He will also see Dr. Anderson on the 8th. We asked about having the PET instead of the MIBG because of the radioactive isotopes mainly. They stay in his body for a week with the MIBG versus 1 1/2 hours for the PET. He won't have to take the awful SSKI either. We just hate to see him continually loaded up with radioactive stuff! I think that after scans in June and September, he will go to every 6 months. I finally have a link to where you can contact your congressman to ask them to vote for the Conquer Childhood Cancer Act of 2006. Please click on the link, plug in your zip code and it will automatically send a letter to your congressmen. You can email the link to your family and friends, too. :) Thank you for checking in on Ryan. He is doing so great right now. Busy, as ever. Please start praying for another set of fabulously clear scans. Love, Les, Missy, Heidi, Will, and SuperRyan