- 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.
Friday, December 29, 2006
A Really Good Day
What a day it has been!! We got a very early start this morning. Fortunately, with the Holiday break, traffic was smooth headed down to Scottish Rite. Ryan's CT scan was pretty uneventful. We got his labs drawn while he had his IV in, and he was able to go without another needle prick at the clinic. Our friend, Kellie, met us for lunch, and we made it back just in time for our appt. with Dr. George. He gave us the good news on Ryan's CT and normal bloodwork. We have been celebrating ever since. We met our Lighthouse friends, the Howards, at Jillian's for dinner and LOTS of games. It has been a wonderful day. The only exception to our wonderful day was word we received at the clinic of our little friend, Catie. Her scan yesterday showed progression of her brain tumor. They are starting a new chemo today. Please pray that this drug will be just what she needs and that she will be able to tolerate the side effects. Thank you so much for your prayers for Ryan. He will be back at the clinic in 3 months with scans again in six. We are going to be enjoying our very normal lives and thanking God everyday for our blessings. Love, Les, Missy, Heidi, Will, and SuperRyan