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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.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006


Giving Thanks Everyday

Big news! Ryan's nose was actually dry when he woke up this morning! Woohoo!! It doesn't stay dry all day, though. He got a good check-up at the ENT's on Monday. Dr. Stolovitsky still wants him to see an allergist so we will look into that. He got his flu vaccine today. He and Will both got a dose of the flu-mist. Heidi got one last week. More cheers- she made the basketball team and was elected president of the Beta Club- a big week for her. Ryan finished up soccer last week and starts back at karate on Monday. Heidi and Will's last games are Saturday. On a sad note, my aunt passed away last Wednesday. I was able to attend her visitation and funeral with my sisters and my mom and dad. It was a nice couple of days together. Please pray that my uncle can find purpose and joy in everyday. They were married 58 years. Ryan's next set of scans are being scheduled for December. We will post when we know for sure, but I think one is on the 19th. We would love clear scans for our Christmas presents. Thanks for your prayers for Ryan and for all of us. Love, Les, Missy, Heidi, Will, and SuperRyan

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