- 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.
Saturday, June 02, 2007
Ferrari, Maserati & Aston Martin of Atlanta and CURE Childhood Cancer put on the Dream Ride for Kids Benefit today. What fun, what expensive cars!!! Ryan had the best luck in teaming up with race car driver Team Jorge (at the left) and riding with Brazilian race car driver Fabio (above) in one of Jorge's cars, a beautiful porsche. His car in front of the porsche, and the one Ryan is sitting in, won best in show. It's one of only a couple in the states. He drove from downtown Atlanta to Roswell in record time with the help of police escorts. There must have been 30 exotic cars there for the kids to choose to ride in. What a great idea. Heidi and Will had their first swim meet of the year and finished with impressive times. The car rally was the perfect distraction, keeping Ryan's mind off of not being on the team :( Thanks to our new friends, and thanks again for the car models ! Ryan really loves them. Les, Missy, Heidi, Will and SuperRyan.