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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, March 01, 2007


Thankful for nomal and busy

I know it has been a while since our last update. We are living such a normal busy life, and we never forget to be thankful for that. Ryan is doing great. He is having fun at soccer. He has another new coach, and he seems really nice, but we will always miss Coach Mark. Will has started soccer, too. He just loves it! Heidi is playing for a different team this year, and we have just gotten started with her new team,but the coach seems very knowledgeable. She is playing tennis for her school and has her first match next week. As you can see, she is still playing basketball. Her All-Star team won the local tournament and are playing tomorrow in Savannah. She plays with a great group of girls, and we are looking forward to the little get-away. The kids are all doing well in school. I know this year will be over before too long. Ryan has a check-up at the clinic in a few weeks. He has mentioned once or twice lately about his cancer coming back, and we really hate for him to worry about it. I wish we didn't have to. I will update again soon. There are some good fund raising opportunities coming up that I want to share. Thanks for checking in on us, and please keep praying for Ryan and his little friends. Love, Les, Missy, Heidi, Will, and SuperRyan

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