- 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.
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Tuesday, June 12, 2007
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We had a nice weekend. Ryan finished his chemo on Friday with only occasional nausea on the ride down to the clinic. We gave him Zofran on Friday and that really kept it at bay. One of our friends from the Lighthouse got married on Saturday. We all had a great time and Sarah was a beautiful bride. We hung by the pool on Sunday. It was so nice to just hang out together. We finally made it to Athens for Ryan's labs yesterday. We hadn't been able to go before because he had gotten a fever. We got a call this morning and his hemoglobin is 7.1 so we are headed down for red blood in just a few minutes. He has been really tired so this will help him feel better. His teacher had her baby yesterday. Hooray!! We are hoping to get to go see her in a few days. Unfortunately, it looks like her palette is involved, but she looked absolutely precious in the pictures we got. We are hoping to head down to the Lighthouse on Monday. We are all crossing our fingers that Ryan's counts rebound without any fevers. Please continue to pray for Ryan and for a cure for all cancers. Love, Les, Missy, Heidi, Will, and SuperRyan