- 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.
Sunday, September 17, 2006
First year down, 97 to go!
Well, as you can see, Will is wearing a full leg cast for the next 3 weeks. Hopefully, then he can just wear a brace. So far, he is eating up the attention (could he be deprived?) and all the perks. I owe my mom a big thanks for taking him to the pediatrician and then the orthopedist on Friday. It hasn't slowed him down too much. We went to the Appalachee High School football game Friday night and sat through his soccer game Saturday morning. I'm sure his team will miss him on the field for a few weeks. Heidi's team lost their game Saturday. She made a great penalty shot for a goal, and just barely missed another. Ryan's friend, Matt, came and played and spent the night with Ryan. They play non-stop. Tomorrow we will celebrate ONE YEAR OFF TREATMENT!! It has been a full and blessed year. We want to thank you all for your many prayers for Ryan and our family and for your kind and supportive cards, gifts, emails, visits, and calls. We pray each and every day that Ryan stays on this path to a full recovery. He is so strong and full of energy. He is loving life, and so are we. Love, Les, Missy, Heidi, Will, and SuperRyan