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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.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006


Still not up to par

Ryan had a great weekend. His soccer team came to our house for their end-of-season party. You can see them watching their coach hand out trophies. Ryan and all the kids love Coach Mark, and soccer will definitely never be the same without him. We will miss you, Coach Mark!! The boys went to see 'Over The Hedge' Sunday night with friends. I wasn't too sure Ryan was going to make it to school on Monday, but he went and stayed all day. He just wasn't feeling good. He complained of his stomach hurting. His nose is still thick and runny. He stayed home yesterday and I took him back to the pediatrician who thinks he just has a bad cold. He seems to feel alright in the afternoon and evening. It is very odd and very disturbing. Friday is the last day of school, and things have already started to slow down a bit, which is nice. His PET scan is a week from Friday and the CT is the week after that. Please start praying for another round of beautifully clear scans, and please pray for Ryan to feel better. Love, Les, Missy, Heidi, Will, and SuperRyan

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