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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.

Thursday, October 12, 2006


More pics of our fun

Here are just a couple more from our trip. As you can see the boys caught our lunch on Wednesday. Will, Ryan, and Max caught some delicious trout, and had fun cleaning them, too. They are definitely all boy. We had the best trail ride on Tuesday at the Chattahoochee Stables. It was a beautiful day and we rode along the river and crossed it twice. You can see how deep the water was. The kids (and me too) thought it was lots of fun. We had a nice ride home today, and are ready for Family Camp tomorrow. We have been busy with just the usual stuff. Ryan is doing well at soccer. Will got his cast off, but still has to wear a brace and use his crutches. Next Friday is Ryan's surgery to take out his adenoids. We are really hopeful this will take care of his runny nose. We are supposed to go to Six Flags that Sunday to celebrate with other cancer survivors who are no longer on treatment (thanks to CURE). We will have to see how he is feeling. We have several friends who need your prayers. Please pray for Patrick, Dustin, Nathan, and Catie, and please continue to pray for Ryan. As always, thank you for taking time out to check on Ryan and for your prayers for him and our family. We are so thankful to all our friends and family who rally around us, love us, and lift us up. Love, Les, Missy, Heidi, Will, and SuperRyan

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