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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.

Friday, October 27, 2006


The adenoids are outta here!!

Ryan is doing AWESOME!! We had an early start at 7 this morning and then we waited 3 hours in the waiting room. Sounds like fun, doesn't it? I would have loved sleeping in on a cold, rainy morning. His surgery was over and we were back with him within an hour. He is only taking Tylenol, unless we see that isn't going to do the trick. He will start his antibiotic tomorrow and restart the Nasonex, at least for awhile. Dr. Stolovitsky wants him to see an allergist, but I don't think he has allergies. We'll go that route to make sure, but I am just not feeling it is going to help. Hopefully, taking out his adenoids is going to do the trick. He was very entertaining this morning while we waited. He wasn't too happy about having to put on a hospital gown at first. He said, "Does this make my butt look big?". What a hoot!! Sorry we haven't been able to repair the Daily Chat. We have been trying, and we miss everyone's posts. Thanks for your prayers for Ryan. Love, Les, Missy, Heidi, Will, and SuperRyan

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