- 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, December 17, 2006
Finally! a picture!! Sorry it has taken so long. We have just been so busy. A good busy. Ryan received his purple belt in karate last Wednesday. Heidi is playing both school and rec basketball, and Will is playing basketball, too. Ryan went back to the allergist last week. His immunities to allergies were all in the normal range, with one being on the lower end, but the doc really didn't find it significant. He did add another nasal spray to try and help with his runny nose. I can't understand why the experts can't figure out why Ryan and all his BMT buddies have a constant runny nose. The stress of next week's scans has definitely set in- weeks ago, really. We know all too well just how quickly we can be thrown back into the cancer world- a world of chemo, surgery, tubes, needles, and desperation. A world that children should not have to live in, but one that is full of beautiful, bright, little faces. Please pray that Ryan's scans will be definitively clear, and that the days will go smoothly with minimal stresses (if at all possible). He will start the SSKI (daily iodine) tomorrow, have his isotope injection on Tuesday, and the scan on Wednesday. The kids get out of school for the holiday on Wednesday. It will be nice for us all to be at home and for things to slow down a bit. We will update as soon as we hear results of the scan. He won't see the docs until the 29th, but we won't wait that long for results. Thank you so much for checking in on Ryan and for keeping us all in your prayers. Love, Les, Missy, Heidi, Will, and SuperRyan
Me Will Jackson and Ryan went bowling. Will was the usual jokster and Ryan was just being absolutely CRAZY!! Me and Will are Best girl and guy friends and he is so strong and has an amazing heart.
Everyone is willing to help out the Morgan family and we all love them.
Its not fair that this has to happen to Missy and Ryan! They are two wonderful people and i just wanted to let them know that i love them and i am continuously praying for them!