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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.

Monday, June 26, 2006


More Lighthouse Pictures

The first picture is of Melinda, who has a heart of gold and who is the brain-child and driving force of the Lighthouse with all 13 mighty survivors. On the far right in pink is Taylor. We shared our house with their family. She is a sweet 14 yo girl who has had a long battle already. Taylor had strokes as an infant from her chemo and so she has trouble walking. Her right arm was amputated because of her bone cancer, but just about everytime you look at her she has this huge smile on her face. She has such a great spirit. No word as of yet from Ryan. He forgot his kitty so I mailed it to him today. Camp Sunshine puts pictures on the website each day so I am going to look for some tonight. Will and I did go fishing-in the rain. He said it was fun even if we didn't catch anything, so I feel great about that. I was already worried what I would actually do if we did catch something. Have a great week and I will post if I hear something from Ryan. Love, Les, Missy, Heidi, Will, and SuperRyan

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