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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.

Sunday, October 15, 2006


Another great family camp weekend

Thanks, Camp Sunshine for another great family weekend. We got to meet some more great families and even one whose little boy had NB and has been off treatment for 3 years. He was such a normal, sweet little boy. As you can see from these pictures, we carved pumpkins (Martha's got nothing on us) and made family quilts. We will always treasure the family projects we bring home. It just wasn't the same without Kerri. The camp and all the families will really miss her. So we are back to work and back to school tomorrow. Ugh! Ryan's adenoid surgery is officially scheduled for Friday at 9 am. He is so glad it is this week. He is really hoping this will fix his runny nose. Please say a prayer that this does this trick for him, and, of course, that the surgery goes without any troubles. This seems like no big deal, and it shouldn't be, but you never know what can happen. We will post afterwards and let you know how it goes. Please, also say prayers for my aunt who has been battling lung cancer. They have decided to stop her treatment, and I know the coming months will be very difficult. Les and I are hoping to go and see her in a few weeks. As always, thanks for checking in on us. Have an awesome week. Love always, Les, Missy, Heidi, Will, and SuperRyan

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